Yeah, absolutely see your point.I could bring more gender based questions in response too but I hope I've described example's.
Not all the gender biases you've described featured as topic areas in the questionnaire.So is the study of sufficient scope to bring all gender biased questions into focus or would that make it unmanageable?
I've linked it at the top of this post :)What is the purpose of the this long term study?
I'm sent yearly questionnaires which I complete online.Was it just this questionnaire that seemed to be biased?
Yes, this used to happen in many jurisdictions as a matter of course. It's called the Duluth Model of policing DV and it's a horrible thing to happen to male DV victims. Luckily, most places now realize how completely wrong-headed it was.
You bring up a lot of food for thought here too @somerandomguy -- thank you.The problem with statistics is that we only know what people report or what ends up in police and hospital logs. We also know that men are, in general, far less likely to report abuse, call the police, or go to the hospital.
Some people have made their careers out of arguing about how often men are abused, or whether or not men can even be abused.
Some researchers suspect that the rate of abuse of women and men is roughly equal. Other groups disagree very, very strongly. The latest surveys in the United States show the rates for men going up steadily and the rates for women going down steadily. There are many reasons why this could be happening.
There is no doubt that men's abuse against women is more violent. Some researchers say that's a good enough reason to ignore women's abuse against men.
@bellbird - I think it is perfectly appropriate to share your thoughts and concerns with the study organizers. If you do, I thank you.
I will.I hope you contact them with suggestions. It might actually make a difference
Since 2014.ow many years have you been responding to the study? If it's in the middle of it or at the end maybe you've missed the boat for querying the gender bias in respect to this particular question
This is a good suggestion, thanks.It seems like a better way for the survey to address that would be that PEOPLE should be taught to treat other PEOPLE with respect and not assault them, and PEOPLE should be taught to assess the risk of being assaulted and what might be appropriate responses.
It's reassuring to hear this.Contacting groups actually CAN make a difference. Even ONE person contacting a group can make a difference.
Awesome stuff SRG.I recently contacted the Domestic Violence Hotline to take (polite) issue with the way that a paragraph on their page for men was worded. When I checked the page again a few weeks later, the paragraph had been rewritten