You know how society associates some behaviors with certain groups of people? For instance, rapey Muslims. Or basic hygiene-avoiding Lena Dunhams. We mostly associate men with domestic violence. Or at least we did. That may soon change. Or at least it should. Because as it turns out, women are getting in on the punching action too (see Hey Lady Gaga, Women Commit Domestic Violence Too! More, Actually). In fact, the UK did a little study on domestic violence. Apparently they found there’s been a significant increase in abusive broads. Yep, ladies.
The number of women convicted of domestic violence has tripled in the last decade, new figures have shown. 1,850 women were convicted of perpetrating the offence in 2006, a figure which rose to 5,641 in 2015.
Under UK law, domestic violence and abuse is defined as incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people who are or have been intimate partners or family members. This abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional and can occur between partners, spouses, parents, children or siblings.
It’s important to note the scope of the violence. The study isn’t just referring to slap happy gals, but also different types of abuse. Experts say the actual numbers are much bigger. Who knows how many men don’t report female abuse – especially in the UK. But probably baskets of men made to feel deplorable by their ladies. Possibly for fear of being labeled a ponce. Can’t say I blame them.
Because that’s what we do in our society. Call a man a pansy for not slapping a slapping woman. What feminist wants to chime in on the double standard here? Right.
Remember when feminists discussed the issue of rising violence among women? That was a trick question. They didn’t. It’s a topic feminism tends to ignore. Odd, considering it seems to affect quite a few women (Woman Arrested For Domestic Violence Wearing Hilariously Ironic Shirt…). Only “affect” here isn’t what the stereotype dictates. Feminists ignore inconvenient facts, like Islamic rape. Or in this case, that there’s quite a few loony Lucy’s running around abusing people.
As you can see, 2016 has been a big year for feminism. We have the first “woman” running for president, free tampons, and now this; more women standing up and cold-cocking people. Shattering the glass ceiling? It was supposed to be a metaphor. Maybe that glass ceiling is someone’s face. But no matter. #EQUALITY
Studies like these help to finally put that whole “Women are always the victim” myth to rest.
Speaking of feminist myths…