Got into a debate with a bro online who was actually citing numbers and seemed like he had looked into things to at least some degree. This has literally never happened before even though I have left probably hundreds of feminist comments on social media in the past year. I get called names but no one ever pushes back with information.
Now, this whole thing is a straw man, as is a lot of what he said—he argued past many of my points. I never said men assault women exclusively. But I am interested in keeping an open mind and fighting for true justice, and this led me to some sources I’ve never seen before.
What do you gyns think of these papers? There are definitely some flaws, but the third one is the one I’m most curious about. I can’t find a way to access the full papers referenced in that Atlantic article and I’m concerned because it’s by a male author and men have lied directly to my face about things like, for example, child custody stats.
The part about prison assault by guards seemed especially wild to me.
If any of you have more sources or thoughts on this, please let me know.
Please note that I understand that assault against men by women or even by other men will never be as severe as their assault on us even if the numbers are different than I thought. These studies acknowledge that women are more likely to sustain more severe injuries when assaulted, and men don’t experience pregnancy.
Articles in question: