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Physical Assaults by Women Partners : A Major Social Problem

@inproceedings{Walsh2001PhysicalAB,
  title={Physical Assaults by Women Partners : A Major Social Problem},
  author={Mary Roth Walsh and Murray Arnold Straus},
  year={2001}
}
The first purpose of this chapter is to review research that shows that women initiate and carry out physical assaults on their partners as often as men do. A second purpose is to show that, despite the much lower probability of physical injury resulting from attacks by women, assaults by women are a serious social problem, just as it would be if men “only” slapped their wives or “only” slapped female fellow employees and produced no injury. One of the main reasons “minor” assaults by women are… Expand
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