“Gender Symmetry” in Domestic Violence

@article{Kimmel2002GenderSI,
  title={“Gender Symmetry” in Domestic Violence},
  author={Michael S. Kimmel},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={1332 - 1363}
}
  • Michael S. Kimmel
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Violence Against Women
  • Despite numerous studies that report the preponderance of domestic violence is perpetrated by men against women, other empirical studies suggest that rates of domestic violence by women and men are equivalent. This article explores these claims of gender symmetry in intimate partners'use of violence by reviewing the empirical foundations of the research and critiquing existing sources of data on domestic violence. The author suggests methods to reconcile the disparate data and encourages… CONTINUE READING
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