Update: Female on Male Domestic Violence
I intended to link to this report on my previous post on the subject, but I mislaid the link. It is now recovered!
These statistics do show a worrying trend. Were it 60% of male students who believed it acceptable to assault women, I suspect that the news would have been given greater prominence. In fact, the number of males who believed male on female violence to be acceptable was significantly less, at about a quarter.
The prominence given to men's violence against women in the last 40 years seems to have taught most males that it is not acceptable to hit your partner judging by this survey. How many of them actually put this accepted wisdom into practice is another story.
But Professor Strauss is absolutely correct. We must make the same 'big deal' about female violence as we do about male violence. This goes especially for the left and for feminists, who have tended to dismiss the issue. It is about time we look at facts rather than misinformed and generalised politics on this issue, and be consistent and non hypocritical.