Despite the best of intentions, our nation's effort to curb domestic
violence is not working. Current solutions not only fail to reduce
domestic violence, but also create other severe problems. Families
are being undermined and children harmed. Innocent Americans are
penalized based on false accusations. And victims of violence are
re-victimized by a rigid system that ignores their wishes, or excludes
R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence.
Higher victimization for male than female high school students
Rates of female-perpetrated violence higher than male-perpetrated (28.3% vs. 21.6%)
Among large population samples, 57.9% of IPV (intimate partner violence) reported was bi-directional, 42% unidirectional
13.8% of the unidirectional violence was male to female, 28.3% was female to male
Male and female IPV perpetrated from similar motives - primarily to get back at a partner for emotionally hurting them, because of stress or jealousy, to express anger and other feelings that they could not put into words or communicate, and to get their partner's attention.
R.I.P. Earl Silverman, Founder of Men's Alternative Safe House
Memoir By Founder of First Battered Women's Shelter
In 1971 Erin Pizzey founded Chiswick Women’s Aid, the first refuge for battered wives. Her 1974 book "Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear" brought the issue to the attention of the public. In her new memoir, Pizzey recounts the resistance she encountered from members of the Women's Liberation Movement bent on suppressing Pizzey's findings that women are as capable of violence as men.