dagwolf:

rainamermaid:

dagwolf:

FACTS:
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
Intimate partners committed 3% of the nonfatal violence against men.
Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001.
Of females killed with a firearm, almost two-thirds were killed by their intimate partners.
The number of females shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.
Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse were female.
Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.
(x, y)You want to talk about male victims of domestic violence, you need to be able to talk about the problem in context with everyday domestic violence.

where do they get the numbers that 53% and 70% ???? No citation there at all.

It’s a good question and, as I pointed out in a second post dealing with the problematic data, the “facts” seem to come from SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments). SAVE is an anti-feminist group that purports to support efforts against violence. SAVE is good at twisting social research in a way to narrate women as violent and increasingly more violent and men as less violent and increasingly less violent. Its a narrative that can be used to argue for rolling back legislation against domestic violence and violence against women as well as arguing against feminism in general. They are a shit org with shit members and shit data. Don’t trust it.

Thanks for clarifying. I don’t deny that DV against men happens along with abuse- I have seen it first hand. But those numbers make zero sense. My own mother was abusive to every man she dated, I know it happens. But it doesn’t have to be an us vs them with FAKE data. Advocate for antiviolence and antiabuse for all. Men, women, children, LGBQTA, race, gender, anyone.

dagwolf:

rainamermaid:

dagwolf:

FACTS:

  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
  • Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
  • Intimate partners committed 3% of the nonfatal violence against men.
  • Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001.
  • Of females killed with a firearm, almost two-thirds were killed by their intimate partners.
  • The number of females shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.
  • Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
  • 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse were female.
  • Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
  • 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.

(x, y)

You want to talk about male victims of domestic violence, you need to be able to talk about the problem in context with everyday domestic violence.

where do they get the numbers that 53% and 70% ???? No citation there at all.

It’s a good question and, as I pointed out in a second post dealing with the problematic data, the “facts” seem to come from SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments). SAVE is an anti-feminist group that purports to support efforts against violence. SAVE is good at twisting social research in a way to narrate women as violent and increasingly more violent and men as less violent and increasingly less violent. Its a narrative that can be used to argue for rolling back legislation against domestic violence and violence against women as well as arguing against feminism in general. They are a shit org with shit members and shit data. Don’t trust it.

Thanks for clarifying. I don’t deny that DV against men happens along with abuse- I have seen it first hand. But those numbers make zero sense. My own mother was abusive to every man she dated, I know it happens. But it doesn’t have to be an us vs them with FAKE data. Advocate for antiviolence and antiabuse for all. Men, women, children, LGBQTA, race, gender, anyone.

dagwolf:

FACTS:
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
Intimate partners committed 3% of the nonfatal violence against men.
Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001.
Of females killed with a firearm, almost two-thirds were killed by their intimate partners.
The number of females shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.
Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse were female.
Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.
(x, y)You want to talk about male victims of domestic violence, you need to be able to talk about the problem in context with everyday domestic violence.

where do they get the numbers that 53% and 70% ???? No citation there at all.

dagwolf:

FACTS:

  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
  • Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
  • Intimate partners committed 3% of the nonfatal violence against men.
  • Intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women in 2001.
  • Of females killed with a firearm, almost two-thirds were killed by their intimate partners.
  • The number of females shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.
  • Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
  • 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse were female.
  • Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
  • 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.

(x, y)

You want to talk about male victims of domestic violence, you need to be able to talk about the problem in context with everyday domestic violence.

where do they get the numbers that 53% and 70% ???? No citation there at all.

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hivyn asked: I just wanted to say thank you and your informative blog about professional mermaids. Really helpful, links, references, and videos. A big inspiration for me Pro mermaid Au I have been working on. Thank you again!

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mermaidmargo asked: Hello Raina! :) I hope you're doing well. You've given me some great advice in the past and I was wondering if you could help me again. There's one very negative person in my life, (who I can't get away from, unfortunately), basically telling me that my modeling as a mermaid makes me vain. That wanting to be seen in public as a mermaid is vain. That its all about attention seeking. This irritates me because I'm really not that kind of person. What would you say to her?

Great question, my answer is long. See below.

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Kitten Appreciation Post! We adopted Charlie 2.5 weeks ago. We named him Charlie for his little black nose- makes him look like Charlie Chaplin. He and his family had been born at an oil refinery and rescued.

Charlie is what I have nicknamed a catfish. He swims in the tub, stands in the shower, and even tries to jump in the toilet. When I have a bath, he sits with me in the tub. Tell me that’s not a mermaid’s cat?

Charlie has brought so much love, light, and happiness into our life. He is company to not only us but our 17 year old cat we rescued last year.

Please consider getting your next pet from a shelter. Young or old, they all need a loving home. You never know how much they can bring into your life until you give them a chance :) <3

LONG LIVE SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL

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I,for one, am a strong supporter of Sailor Moon Crystal. Reblog if you feel the same!! 

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