Some more bogus research ...
in six women has suffered domestic violence during pregnancy, say researchers at
the Hull Royal Infirmary.
Well, no surprises there! - mostly because
this 'research' will be funded by a source keen to promote the view that men are
Senior medical staff at Hull Royal
Infirmary gave questionnaires to 500 pregnant women. They were asked if they had
been physically or emotionally hurt by a partner, or someone close to them, in
the past, or physically hurt in the current pregnancy.
The first thing to notice is that this
'research' was based on questionnaires. Further, they were handed out only to
women. Not only are questionnaires notoriously unreliable tools for obtaining
valid data, in this case they were only filled in by those whose evidence is
likely to be highly one-sided and tainted.
Further, for example, a woman might well answer
Yes to the question, "Did your partner ever shout at you or hit you?"
but it could easily be the case that the woman was, in fact, the first one to
engage in any assault.
One doubts whether or not this possibility was
actually investigated in this 'research'.
Of 475 women who replied, 81 (17 per cent)
reported domestic violence, including 16 women who experienced it in their
current pregnancy, 68 who had experienced emotional abuse and 70 who had
experienced physical abuse.
The second thing to notice is that 'emotional
abuse' is counted as domestic violence - once again, without any reference as to
how the women themselves might have been acting toward the men who allegedly
abused them 'emotionally'.
The third thing to notice is that, in fact,
only 16 women out of the 475 respondents were claiming to have experienced
'domestic violence' throughout their current pregnancies - which
equates to only 3% of the total - and this suggests that the vast majority of
women alleging domestic violence had been pregnant many times before
and/or that there is a very steep reduction in domestic violence in later
pregnancies compared to earlier ones.
Any combination of these two factors strongly
implicates the women themselves when it comes to thinking about the causes of
(If this doesn't quite make sense, think
carefully about how a rate of 3% for current pregnancies could
possibly become 17% when taking into account previous pregnancies. Either these
women had many previous pregnancies and/or there is a very steep reduction in
the likelihood of domestic violence after, say, the first pregnancy.)
'boyfriends' seemed to be the major perpetrators
When one adds to all this the fact that
'boyfriends' seemed to be the major perpetrators, and that domestic violence is
largely an 'underclass' phenomenon, many further questions would seem to be
worth examining when it comes to thinking about why there might have been
'domestic violence' during pregnancy.
For example, was it the case that the women
who reported violence were mostly previously pregnant with the same man or with
different men? If with the same men, then why did they stay? (Are their problems
now sorted?) If with different men, what does this mean?
this 'research' is nothing more than a numbers
game designed to demonise men.
The point is that without some focus on
characteristics relating to the women or to their circumstances - or to the men
and theirs - this 'research' is nothing more than a numbers game designed to
And if you look closely at the article, it is
clear that this is what the intention is.
the following statement says absolutely nothing of
interest. It is there purely to exaggerate the problem.
For example, given the medical progress that
has been made in recent years, not to mention the positive fortune spent on
women's health, the following statement says absolutely nothing of interest. It
is there purely to exaggerate the problem.
Violence, ranging from punching and
slapping to forced sexual activity, is more common than many other pregnancy
However, it would be no surprise to discover
that 17% of absolutely anything during pregnancy these days is more common than
other 'complications' - because these days, specific
complications are quite rare! - if for no other reason than that medical science
has divided these complications into so many different categories.
Bear with me for a moment.
Some 25% of women will experience
complications of some sort during pregnancy. The better that medical science
becomes, the more categories will these complications be divided into.
6% of complications
will come from this, 3% will come from that, 0.9% will come from the other, and
0.005% will come from Mars - and forever into the future the number of
categories will increase, and so their relative percentages will decrease.
And so, in this day and age, the statement
that 'domestic violence' is "more common than many other pregnancy
complications," is nothing more than hype. In fact, 'domestic violence'
is probably more common than all the 'many other' complications
because the percentages of the separate categories are nowadays so low.
Let me explain with a simple example for my less able readers - of
which, judging by their emails, there are many!
Imagine that there are just two causes of complications during
pregnancy - as follows, ...
17% caused by domestic violence
83% caused through medical reasons
So, what the hate stirrers in the domestic violence industry do is
They chop the 'medical' reasons into different categories, so that they
can quote statistics like this, ...
17% caused by domestic violence
15% caused by 'blood problems'
15% caused by 'uterus problems'
16.9999% caused by 'lymph problems'
15% caused by 'big toe problems'
15% caused by 'chemical problems'
Having done this, they then use the figures to proclaim that "domestic
violence is the biggest cause of complications during pregnancy".
In other words, the comparison of domestic violence
with "many other pregnancy complications," is virtually
The bogus figures have simply been stitched together in a way that
allows them to be used to deceive the public, and, hence, to demonise men.
And the feminists and the abuse industry and the government use this
trick all the time.
the feminists and the abuse industry and the government
use this trick all the time.
They chop up the factor that they want to suppress into little factors
(so that their percentages are cut) and then they group together little
factors into the big one that they want people to notice.
As further evidence of this attempt at deceit and demonisation, the final
paragraph focuses again solely on the men. ...
The main culprits were boyfriends, although
in one case a woman was forced to have sex with her brother and, in another, a
relative was the culprit.
But why not say that the victims were
'unmarried mothers' rather than that the perpetrators were their 'boyfriends'?
Do you see?
The target is always men!
The target is always men! There is no attempt to analyse the women.
(Also notice the peculiar way in which one
perpetrator was allegedly a 'brother' while another was a 'relative'. Was it a female
relative, one wonders?)
The researchers and the media seem only
concerned to produce alarming numbers to demonise men.
You know. If domestic violence 'researchers' had the slightest interest in
reducing domestic violence, they would hand out questionnaires to those who
engaged in it.
It is only those who engage in domestic violence who know why
they are doing it.
why do such 'researchers' not also hand out
questionnaires to the men?
For example, why do such 'researchers' not
also hand out questionnaires to the men? Perhaps they could ask them these
"How did your female partner behave
during her pregnancy? Did she ever assault you, or shout at you? Did she abuse
you emotionally? Did she threaten to leave you? When did she tell you about the
pregnancy? Did she tell you that she was using contraception? Do you think that
she is carrying your child or someone else's child?"
Furthermore, for all we know from this research, it could be the case that
far more men were victims of 'domestic violence' than were women.
How can we possibly know that this is not the
case if the 'researchers' are not prepared to ask the men?
We cannot know how many men were the victims
of 'domestic violence' during these pregnancies because the 'researchers' had no
interest in finding men who were victims.
There is an automatic assumption that the women
themselves have no part to play.
The focus is entirely on the alleged
behaviours of men - as determined by women. There is an automatic assumption
that the women themselves have no part to play. They are presumed to be
responsible for nothing. No data is collected about their own behaviour. And no
effort is made to find out how many men could also be categorised as victims.
But since those providing the funds these days
are at the beck and call of feminist mullahs - who would hate to investigate too
closely why it is that men might behave violently, how women might provoke it,
or how many men are themselves victims - 'researchers' who need to remain
employed and build their little empires have to toe the feminist line - or they
get no money.
It is also worth pointing out that domestic
violence from both men and women is likely to increase during pregnancy these
days because for both partners, but particularly for the males, any future
offspring can easily represent a considerable loss of security and of control
over their own lives.
And in an environment where men also recognise
that women have complete control over their pregnancies and almost
complete control over the children whom they give rise to, and that very little
regard will be paid to their own welfare, it would hardly be surprising to find
that they are more likely to respond with aggression if their relationships
are perceived to be getting out of hand and deteriorating during the course of a
Furthermore, given that a good percentage of
pregnancies will be unwanted and/or unplanned as far as the men are concerned -
indeed, with some 5%-10% of these men actually being hoodwinked into believing that
they are responsible for these pregnancies when, in fact, they are not - again,
it is hardly surprising that many men might react somewhat unfavourably toward
women who choose to press ahead with their pregnancies without regard to how
they, themselves, might feel about them.
And if one also bears in mind the almost
unbelievable failings of government when it comes to bringing up our boys - e.g.
in the area of education, social policy, crime etc - it seems almost remarkable
that the rates of domestic violence during pregnancies are so low!
However, there is one thing that remains
certain. The more that men are disempowered within their relationships, the more
will men and women tend to end up reacting toward each other with aggression.
We can therefore expect to see the
'domestic violence' figures continue to rise and rise.
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