All our lives, pop culture has assured us that men and masculinity are semi-literate brutes, who must be taught to curb their aggression… their “maleness,” lest they grow up and become… a rapist.
How have these ideas been taught? It is in the pop culture we so eagerly consume. Books, magazines, movies, music, and marketing, all reinforcing each other with circular support.
But is it true?
Domestic Violence in Pop Culture Myth
Why would anyone want to perpetrate such a horrendous lie?
As it turns out, rates of female to male perpetrated violence are higher (sometimes significantly so) than male to female perpetrated violence.
See Domestic Violence Research, facts and statistics page for the details.
Domestic Violence Videos
The video page of DomesticViolenceResearch.org has several instructive titles.