This is a radical feminist circle dedicated to recording and exploring the global phenomenon of male violence.
Please be aware of readers' sensitivities when you post to this circle.
Flair your post according to the type of violence it features. This is so that readers can avoid particular kinds of material.
While we acknowledge that violence perpetrated by trans-identified males is male violence, these incidents are more appropriate for o/thisneverhappens.
Please make sure you've read the the Sitewide Rules and Sitewide Guidelines as well as the circle-specific rules below.
General Guidelines: Posts should document male violence. Use descriptive titles when submitting links and text posts. Avoid vague titles, clickbait titles, and editorializing. If you're linking to a news article or blog, make the title of your submission the title of the article or blog posts, or at least begin with it. Clear titles help people avoid posting duplicate topics.
NAMALT/Whataboutery: This sub does not accept arguments that predicated on the idea that 'not all men' commit crimes or that women commit crimes too. We know that not all men commit crimes and that some women do. We also know all the available proof indicates that men commit the majority of violent crime in every country of the world and in every historical period.
No Trolling: Users who troll, concern troll, or sealion the circle and/or its users will not receive a warning and be promptly banned. Anyone who attempts to circumvent an account ban with multiple accounts will be reported to the admins.
Civility: Maintain civility while participating here. Do not insult others for disagreeing with you. Do not escalate disagreements into fights. Do not target or harass individual users that you don't like. Do not feed trolls. Report them to the moderators. Low-effort posts that only insult or disparage people or groups of people will be removed. Violations will result in warnings and bans at the discretion of the moderators.
No Hate Speech: Posts will be removed if they are espousing misogyny, racism, anti-semitism, anti-Muslimism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, denigrating the mentally ill, or truly hateful or dehumanizing descriptions of people. Posts will be removed for using slurs.
No Doxing: Do not post links, archives, or screen caps that have identifying personal information from Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else. The post will be deleted immediately and the site admins may suspend your account permanently.
This circle was originally inspired by the now defunct tumblr blog nametheproblem.com
If you are experiencing/at risk of male violence you may find these books useful:
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker
Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark
Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly by Evy Poumpouras
Look here to find support for victims of male violence in your region.
Domestic violence against women by men is “caused” by the misuse of power and control within a context of male privilege. Male privilege operates on an individual and societal level to maintain a situation of male dominance, where men have power over women and children. Domestic violence by men against women can be seen as a consequence of the inequalities between men and women, rooted in patriarchal traditions that encourage men to believe they are entitled to power and control over their partners.
Perpetration of serious violence and crime is in fact the most distinctive sex difference there is, cross-culturally.
The male-female difference in perpetrators of violent crime is about 10 to 1, consistent across every state in the United States, and true of every country for which such data are available…The overwhelming maleness of violence is so pervasive in every human society that it is typically not even recognized as such; it is the ocean in which we swim.
AN 11-YEAR-OLD Japanese girl wearing a French maid outfit sings and dances on stage for a crowd of middle-aged men, who hungrily photograph and film her every move.
Despite the disturbingly sexual element of the event, the child's mum happily takes her along – this is just what it takes to make it as a junior idol.