MRA’s are not fond of any topic where they can’t somehow blame women. Domestic violence is no different. In their latest crap article by Edward Rhymes (who doesn’t actually hold a PhD), while the author clearly seems to understand that male battering of women is a problem, he recites the same crappy false information from cherry picked links.
‘Confusing the very people one is trying to affect is not a sound strategy for change’~AVFM’s Rhymes
I agree. Let’s not confuse people. So why do you post crap? You made the claim that ‘830,000 men fall victim to domestic violence every year. A man is the victim of domestic abuse every 37.8 seconds in America.’ Then you listed your source as an info article from Psychiatry Online that didn’t even contain those numbers.
You also made the claim that ‘more women than men (25% versus 11%) were responsible. In fact, in the 71% of non-reciprocal partner violence instances, the instigator was the woman.’ Then you linked to another measly article, not the source. What I found very curious in the article is that the researcher NEVER once talked about WHO suffered the most extreme injuries. How much do you want to bet it’s women? The researcher very carefully suggested that ‘women start it in reciprocal violence’ but never does he say what that behaviour is. Does she yell at him and then he punches her teeth out?
You see I used to go out with a woman who went on DV calls in the state of Texas. She assisted the police. In EVERY case, and I’m talking severe violence, it was men perpetrating it. Even if the violence is ‘reciprocal’ it’s always the woman getting the beating of her life. So don’t write crap articles with cherry picked bullshit anymore AVFM. Oh, and cite your damned sources. The ACTUAL research paper and not some article where you can’t read the methodology.
I love this next trick. The author suggests men have to learn how to stop beating on women and by assumption that women need to learn to stop beating on men. Then he cites a stat which the reader probably thinks is about women committing domestic violence but it’s not. It’s a study about juvenile crime of women. Good one AVFM.
This writer’s bio states ‘Dr. Rhymes received his PhD from the University of Berkley in Sociology with a concentration in Critical Race Theory & Black Studies. He has over 24 years experience working in the field of anti-racism, equity and inclusion training.’
How in the hell did this writer end up on a hate site? You do know you’re among white nationalists right? RIGHT? Do you know that black women are being blamed for the black community’s problems on an article that’s running simultaneously to yours?
UPDATE: It’s come to the attention of us here at mancheeze that ‘Dr’ Rhymes isn’t a doctor. Also, he might even be fictitious person. I have no idea but the more my commenters dig the more we find. The school that Rhymes didn’t attend is basically a place where you can pay for an instant degree and is not accredited. In fact the man behind this ‘school’ was sued. See the comment section for the links. Thanks to Vychera for finding the lawsuit link.
Oh and here’s a brilliant MRA observation that I think encapsulates the differences when it comes to domestic violence
‘I have to wonder how much of the male violence was a result of constant unending needling by the woman.’
Yes, because reminding a man to take out the garbage is so totes a reason for him to beat her.
Does this author, who claims to have a PhD, read the comments?
‘When a gold-digger chooses an idiot because said idiot provides her with the gold she seeks and then she gets beat up by aforementioned idiot, does she deserve a domestic violence industry, above and beyond the assault-and-battery laws that already protect her, to universally trash men’s rights because of stupid women, like her, making stupid choices? And then she gives birth to his thug-spawn and the DV industry wants to reward her for it, while ignoring the abuse that she dishes out on her children.’
Yes, in MRA hatred land women deserve it if they marry a wealthy man! It costs money to beat your wife and we all know MRA’s love Stefan Molyneux’s theory about women ruining the world.
It’s come to my attention that ‘Dr.’ Rhymes isn’t actually a PhD. He got his piece of paper from a bubblegum non-accredited school which my commenter Ron pointed out and others followed up. I had a hard time believing a PhD in sociology would mess up so badly when quoting things to support his argument and it turns out this guy probably doesn’t even know what a study is. Basically I would say he’s an opportunist, like Elam, and maybe wants to make some money somehow. Most people on AVFM are only in this for money including Elam himself.