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(MaineToday.com)   The glass ceiling has been lifted. Domestic assaults by women increasing. You go girl   (morningsentinel.mainetoday.com) divider line 213
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2009-09-07 06:34:31 AM  
What do you call a guy with two black eyes?
I don't know, I'll have to go ask my wife first.
 
2009-09-07 06:59:53 AM  
What does it mean when a husband keeps interrupting the wife watching Sex in the City repeats?

His chain in the kitchen is too long
 
2009-09-07 07:55:01 AM  
Congratulations, darling!

(whap)

I mean, congratulations, darling, light of my life, fire of my loins, whose footsteps I am unworthy of groveling in. Splendid, superb and magnificent. Cue the choir to sing thy praises!
 
2009-09-07 01:20:28 PM  
You've come a long way baby!
 
2009-09-07 02:13:21 PM  
TFA: "They're a little bit less likely to take the abuse that was routine in the past," said Jon Oplinger, a sociology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. "They're fighting back."

Exposure to violence, Oplinger said, is a factor that instigates violence, among both sexes.

"It's on television," he said. "The show '24' is graphic. It makes it more acceptable, and it feeds on itself.


Jack Bauer has created a wave on national violence. And you didn't think he had enough time.
 
2009-09-07 02:21:47 PM  
21 women were arrested in the state last year for using a knife or cutting instrument during an assault

Were there 21 more "women" when they were finished?
 
2009-09-07 02:23:01 PM  
Florida has been ahead of the curve for some time now in this department. I think it's the heat, but most people will tell you it's the humidity
 
2009-09-07 02:23:21 PM  
So women who box are causing an increase in domestic violence? Uh oh.... guess I best get back in the kitchen now. Bad women! No sports for you!
 
2009-09-07 02:23:35 PM  
Hey, a little backhand every now and then keeps the spark in the relationship!

/What?
//Of course I'm kidding, Dear!
 
2009-09-07 02:23:45 PM  
I told you that biatch was crazy.
 
2009-09-07 02:24:02 PM  
"Women drink and drug more now," DeLong said. "More work and socialize after work, rather than going home to their families.

That's some fine editing there, Lou.
 
2009-09-07 02:24:36 PM  
I do plenty of work in jails and there is getting to be plenty of women in the jails. Some have more women than men in them.

Some of these women are just sadistic. At least men don't try to pass off domestic abuse as self defense like some of these women do. Thankfully more and more of these women are getting the prison time they deserve.

On the other hand, the 75 year old grandma in for DUI is cool to talk with once she has sobered up.
 
2009-09-07 02:24:59 PM  
The officers they spoke to sound suspiciously reasonable and eloquent. I smell a rat.
 
2009-09-07 02:25:05 PM  
the number occurring isn't changing, just the number reported. And even now its vastly under reported
 
2009-09-07 02:25:44 PM  
I had an ex-fiancee and a co-worker who were both quite abusive.
 
2009-09-07 02:26:35 PM  
I wish I had a woman to beat me up
 
2009-09-07 02:27:07 PM  
said Somerset County Sheriff Barry DeLong.

bani.anime.net
 
2009-09-07 02:28:01 PM  
The latest data, supplied by the state Department of Public Safety, show that last year, police arrested 1,067 women for domestic assault. That's up nearly 300 from 2003, representing an 8 percent increase.

8 percent increase?

More like nearly 30 percent increase. (or am I being a bit mathematically challenged today... or is this just more cop math?)
 
2009-09-07 02:29:09 PM  
FarkofTheSea: said Somerset County Sheriff Barry DeLong.

That's nothing. His Deputy is Harry Girth.
 
2009-09-07 02:29:11 PM  
Hey subster, more women being arrested for domestic assaults does not mean that more domestic assaults by women are occurring overall. I am guessing the rate of occurrence is about the same just that women are getting busted for it more frequently than before.
 
2009-09-07 02:29:16 PM  
FTFA: "When I started, you might see one a year," said Somerset County Sheriff Barry DeLong, who has 36 years in law enforcement. "I think police officers are more attuned to it. In the past, it wasn't even looked at. Domestic violence is for everybody now."


Great.
 
2009-09-07 02:29:29 PM  
BunkyBrewman: The latest data, supplied by the state Department of Public Safety, show that last year, police arrested 1,067 women for domestic assault. That's up nearly 300 from 2003, representing an 8 percent increase.

8 percent increase?

More like nearly 30 percent increase. (or am I being a bit mathematically challenged today... or is this just more cop math?)


It was probably an 8% increase from last year.
 
2009-09-07 02:30:29 PM  
BunkyBrewman: 8 percent increase?

More like nearly 30 percent increase. (or am I being a bit mathematically challenged today... or is this just more cop math?)


The reporter -should- have said 8% annual increase. So yeah, he's technically wrong. But 8% annually for 5 years is about 40% increase which is the difference between those two numbers.
 
2009-09-07 02:30:40 PM  
This has always been around it is just reported more.
 
2009-09-07 02:31:07 PM  
ironrat: This has always been around it is just reported more.

This.
 
2009-09-07 02:31:50 PM  
I once had a girl try to kill me with a claw hammer.

0.02
/Yes, bro, it is indeed a cool story.
 
2009-09-07 02:32:13 PM  
Women are finally learning what the flip-side to "equal opportunity" is.

Next up, manual labor that DOESN'T involve carrying around crotchfruit inside of them for nine consecutive months!
 
2009-09-07 02:32:26 PM  
Coronach: FTFA:. Domestic violence is for everybody now."


media.audiojunkies.com


 
2009-09-07 02:34:18 PM  
Seems a lot of people didn't learn what they were supposed to in kindergarten. Be kind, play fair, share, don't hurt one another, wash your hands after using the bathroom, clean up your own mess, don't take things that aren't yours, and don't eat the goddamn paste.
 
2009-09-07 02:34:50 PM  
Somewhere out there, some dyke is foaming in her pants reading that article.
 
2009-09-07 02:35:43 PM  
The problem is, a man has to let a woman beat him up. If a woman starts beating the hell out of a man, and the man does anything to the woman to restrain her or to get her away from him, the man will most likely be taking a ride in the back of a cop car, while the woman will be the poor, innocent, abused little precious flower being beaten by the big mean man... even though she started it, and he was just defending himself.

If they're smart, men are getting wise to this, taking their beating, and getting the biatches locked up. It's all that can be done these days.
 
2009-09-07 02:36:15 PM  
FunkOut: Seems a lot of people didn't learn what they were supposed to in kindergarten. Be kind, play fair, share, don't hurt one another, wash your hands after using the bathroom, clean up your own mess, don't take things that aren't yours, and don't eat the goddamn paste.

C'mon, you know that following all that teacher stuff was only for the smartyheads.
 
2009-09-07 02:37:36 PM  
I'm forced to wonder: is it actually increasing, or is it merely being reported more often?

It's long been known that man-against-man, woman-against-woman, and man-against-woman abuse are about equally common in relationships of the associated types. The fourth corner -woman-against-man abuse- has never shown numbers as high, but it's also thought to suffer the worst underreporting of the four due to a double social stigma: for being abused at all (which all abuse victims face), and for a man being "beaten up by a girl" (unique to this type).

In the end, perhaps we may find that abuse truly knows no gender. It's counterintuitive, to be sure, but so are many other aspects of gender relations when examined under the lens of science. Findings like this certainly lend credence to the idea.
 
2009-09-07 02:39:00 PM  
If I ever get married, I sincerely hope my wife will try to beat me up some day. It'll be so much fun throwing her around like an action movie stuntman. Equal rights, equal fights, biatches.
 
2009-09-07 02:39:01 PM  
My ex gf used to come at me with a knife occasionally. She was incredibly uncoordinated though, so all it produced was laughter.

The laughter would make her so mad...

She had implants so fighting back wasn't really an option but disarming a flailing barbie doll isn't actually that difficult. She threw it at me about 3 times but a steak knife just doesn't quite do the job she was trying to do.

/it's true what they say about crazy people being better in bed but it isn't worth it for too long...

//you can take the girl of out Jersey but you can't take the Jersey out of the girl...
 
2009-09-07 02:39:11 PM  
I remember reading an article about one of the biggest problems in the lesbian community is they have the highest per capita instances of domestic violence. Greater than heterosexual couples and gay male couples and to make matter worse cops rarely took reports of an abusive lesbian partner seriously and dismissed them as "cat fights".
 
2009-09-07 02:39:32 PM  
FirstNationalBastard: The problem is, a man has to let a woman beat him up. If a woman starts beating the hell out of a man, and the man does anything to the woman to restrain her or to get her away from him, the man will most likely be taking a ride in the back of a cop car, while the woman will be the poor, innocent, abused little precious flower being beaten by the big mean man... even though she started it, and he was just defending himself.

If they're smart, men are getting wise to this, taking their beating, and getting the biatches locked up. It's all that can be done these days.


biatches get stitches. Yeah, you still get locked up though... stupid double standard.
 
2009-09-07 02:39:48 PM  
BunkyBrewman: The latest data, supplied by the state Department of Public Safety, show that last year, police arrested 1,067 women for domestic assault. That's up nearly 300 from 2003, representing an 8 percent increase.

8 percent increase?

More like nearly 30 percent increase. (or am I being a bit mathematically challenged today... or is this just more cop math?)


More than that. If it was ~700 and went up to ~1000, then it's an almost 50% increase.

/DNRTFA
 
2009-09-07 02:40:04 PM  
Ghastly: I remember reading an article about one of the biggest problems in the lesbian community is they have the highest per capita instances of domestic violence. Greater than heterosexual couples and gay male couples and to make matter worse cops rarely took reports of an abusive lesbian partner seriously and dismissed them as "cat fights".

HOT cat fights.
 
2009-09-07 02:40:55 PM  
I think this is the unfortunate consequence of equality. I'm too tired and hungry to type out my half-baked theory on how society holds weaker members of society to a higher moral standard.

However if any of you bastiges tries to take that equality away from me, I will bayonet you before you can say Suffragette.
 
2009-09-07 02:41:24 PM  
In that state, arrests have been increasing.

However, for a long, LONG time now, women have been committing more acts of domestic violence than men.

Studies conducted by the NIMH found that women have been physically abusing men domestically at a higher rate since 1985.
 
2009-09-07 02:41:43 PM  
That article simply abuses the word assault. I would be willing to be the vast majority of what the writer is calling assault is actually battery, or at a minimum a combination of the two.
 
2009-09-07 02:41:58 PM  
Five across the eyes for my lady love tonight, just so she doesn't get any ideas.

/not my fault, not hers, it's society that forces my hand
 
2009-09-07 02:42:12 PM  
"If you haven't bought a gun or a pickaxe at some point, it's not a real relationship."
 
2009-09-07 02:42:20 PM  
How's THIS for a fancy nickname: FunkOut: Seems a lot of people didn't learn what they were supposed to in kindergarten. Be kind, play fair, share, don't hurt one another, wash your hands after using the bathroom, clean up your own mess, don't take things that aren't yours, and don't eat the goddamn paste.

C'mon, you know that following all that teacher stuff was only for the smartyheads.


Let me guess...you ate the paste AND all the crayons.
 
2009-09-07 02:42:22 PM  
Emposter: That article simply abuses the word assault. I would be willing to be the vast majority of what the writer is calling assault is actually battery, or at a minimum a combination of the two.

Willing to bet, even.
 
2009-09-07 02:42:40 PM  
Millennium: In the end, perhaps we may find that abuse truly knows no gender.

To generalize I would say that the will and capacity to inflict physical or emotional harm for whatever reason is gender equal.

/channeling my inner Dr. Phil, blech
 
2009-09-07 02:44:25 PM  
fireclown: I once had a girl try to kill me with a claw hammer.

What did you do to piss her off?
 
2009-09-07 02:45:22 PM  
"Women who have been victims in the past strike first," Bonney said. "Now we're stuck arresting them."

"They're a little bit less likely to take the abuse that was routine in the past," said Jon Oplinger, a sociology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. "They're fighting back."

Right, so it's still the guys fault, he had it coming.
 
2009-09-07 02:46:12 PM  
mathmonkey: BunkyBrewman: The latest data, supplied by the state Department of Public Safety, show that last year, police arrested 1,067 women for domestic assault. That's up nearly 300 from 2003, representing an 8 percent increase.

8 percent increase?

More like nearly 30 percent increase. (or am I being a bit mathematically challenged today... or is this just more cop math?)

More than that. If it was ~700 and went up to ~1000, then it's an almost 50% increase.

/DNRTFA


(Y - X) / X * 100; where Y equals new amount and X equals old amount.

(1,067 - 767) / 767 * 100 = 39.11%
 
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