Reporting Violence in the British Print Media: Gendered Stories

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Gender aspects of abuse
Women are subjected to domestic violence more often and more severelythan are men. According to a report by the United States Departmentof Justice, a survey of 16,000 Americans showed 22.1 percent of womenand 7.4 percent of men reported being physically assaulted by acurrent or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend orgirlfriend, or date in their lifetime. A 2001 survey of over 22,000residents of England and Wales by the UK Home Office showed fourpercent of women and two percent of men were victims of domesticviolence in the last year. Of the most heavily abused group, 89percent were women.

in which the news media promulgate and naturalise gender in the daily reporting of violence.

The Violence Reporting Project: - Nieman Reports

More than 40% of domestic violence victims inthe UK are male, report reveals
Campaign group Parity claims assaults by wives and girlfriends areoften ignored by police and media

A child exposed to the father abusing the mother is at thestrongest risk for transmitting violent behavior from one generationto the next. Source: "Report of the American PsychologicalAssociation Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family", APA,1996


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However, both government and academic studies repeatedlycontradict these ubiquitous factoids. A Centers for Disease Controlreport (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1992Emergency Department Summary) debunks the ER claim. The 1998 JusticeDepartment report "Intimate Partner Violence'' refutes the 95 percentclaim: of 1,830 domestic violence murders, 510, or almost one third,were men. Another 1998 Justice Department report, "Violence AgainstWomen Survey,'' found that while 1,309,061 women experienced domesticviolence, 834,732 men were also abused -- 39 percent of allvictims.

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However, both government and academic studies repeatedlycontradict these ubiquitous factoids. A Centers for Disease Controlreport (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1992Emergency Department Summary) debunks the ER claim. The 1998 JusticeDepartment report "Intimate Partner Violence'' refutes the 95 percentclaim: of 1,830 domestic violence murders, 510, or almost one third,were men. Another 1998 Justice Department report, "Violence AgainstWomen Survey,'' found that while 1,309,061 women experienced domesticviolence, 834,732 men were also abused -- 39 percent of allvictims.

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Most journalistic accounts of domestic violence toward women andmany scholarly examinations include descriptions of the horrors ofintimate violence. Reports of remarkable cruelty and sadism accompanyreports on domestic violence. Fatal injuries, disabling injuries, andsystematic physical and emotional brutality are noted in detail. Ihave heard many of these accounts myself and reported them in my ownbooks, articles, and interviews.

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Two new studies add to our understanding of partner violence andthe extent of violence toward men. First, David Fontes conducted astudy of domestic violence perpetrated against heterosexual men inrelationships compared to domestic violence against heterosexualwomen. The "Partner Conflict Survey" sample consisted of employeesfrom the California Department of Social Services. Altogether, 136surveys were returned out of 200 surveys distributed to employees infour locations (Sacramento, Roseville, Oakland, and Los Angeles). Notonly did men experience the same rate of domestic violence as didwomen, but men reported the same rate of injury as did women.