Comment by Pope Beanie on November 8, 2012 at 11:57pm

I know the laws and the ideal philosophy in a supposedly perfect system. I'm still arguing it's not fair to women, in the overall statistics.

Comment by archaeopteryx on November 9, 2012 at 12:54am

Well, it's a burden if court's in the morning and you're an afternoon person, if you really want to go burden-hunting --

Comment by Arcus on November 9, 2012 at 5:51am

"I'm still arguing it's not fair to women, in the overall statistics."

You mean, since 90-95% of all criminal charges and convictions are levied against men, there is somehow a bias against women in the courts..? 

Comment by Pope Beanie on November 9, 2012 at 1:37pm

You mean, since 90-95% of all criminal charges and convictions are levied against men, there is somehow a bias against women in the courts..?

Nope. Doesn't it strike you that your stats can support my argument? Is anyone here truly arguing that men aren't responsible for the overwhelming majority of crimes?

Comment by Arcus on November 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

Another way of looking at it is that the majority of actions which has been legislated as crimes are those who are primarily committed by men. I.e., while men are more prone to illegal physical abuse, women tend to commit more legal psychological abuse.

Comment by Unseen on November 9, 2012 at 6:26pm

@PP

Doesn't it strike you that your stats can support my argument? Is anyone here truly arguing that men aren't responsible for the overwhelming majority of crimes?

Did it ever occur to you that men may constitute the overwhelming majority of victims as well, if prison rape is taken into account?

Comment by Unseen on November 9, 2012 at 6:39pm

@Arcus

Actually, a British study has shown that women are more likely than men to initiate an angry physical attack. It's just that a man is more likely to end it by causing more damage. 

Bruised and battered husbands have been complaining for years and now the biggest research project of its kind has proved them right. When it comes to domestic confrontation, women are more violent than men.

The study, which challenges the long-standing view that women are overwhelmingly the victims of aggression, is based on an analysis of 34,000 men and women by a British academic. Women lash out more frequently than their husbands or boyfriends, concludes John Archer, professor of psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and president of the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Male violence remains a more serious phenomenon: men proved more likely than women to injure their partners. Female aggression tends to involve pushing, slapping and hurling objects. Yet men made up nearly 40 per cent of the victims in the cases that he studied - a figure much higher than previously reported. (source)

Comment by Arcus on November 9, 2012 at 6:46pm

@Unseen: I have two older sisters, such things are not exactly news to me... 

Comment by archaeopteryx on November 9, 2012 at 7:02pm

Women are certainly not always the weaker sex --

Comment by Pope Beanie on November 9, 2012 at 8:31pm

Did it ever occur to you that men may constitute the overwhelming majority of victims as well, if prison rape is taken into account?

No, not until you mentioned it. Awwww!?

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