(05-14-2013, 01:52 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote: Of course not, but the you missed my point. If we are to believe that violence against women is increasing substantially everywhere, and if we assume more women are trying to protect themselves using violence to stop their attacker, then of course the stats of violence against men will increase too.
Violence against women isn't increasing. Violence against men is.
If you have 100 men in a room, and a hundred women, and 75 of those men have been abused, but only 50 women have, then clearly there are at least 25 women who are abusers. That is not self defense.
I am not talking about mutual violence here. Those studies show that women are the perpetrators of violence. It's not self defense when you hit someone who didn't hit you first.