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Excessive violence among male populations versus female

Men are more prone to violent behavior than women

“There have been studies that men are more liable to violence than women. 
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of men is something that doesn't get talked about very much. What's worse, when it does get talked about, discussion is almost always limited to the abuse that men do to men. A lot of people are very emotionally and politically invested in believing that violence isn't something that women do, and when the men who have been victims of women try to speak out they frequently encounter negative reactions ranging from outright denial to actual accusations that it's their own fault that they were abused.”  (No more silence)

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that an average of 20 workers are murdered each week in the United States. However, many studies show that men are at three times higher risk of becoming victims of workplace homicides than women. Homicide is also the leading cause of death for workers under 18 years of age. The majority of workplace homicides are robbery related crimes (71%) with only 9% committed by coworkers or former coworkers. Additionally, 76% of all workplace homicides are committed with a firearm.  (Violence in the work place)

Domestic Violence against Men

Myth:  Women don't batter men.
Fact:  In their Conflict Tactics Scales, Murray Strauss and Richard Gelles found that women initiated violence nearly as much as men overall, actually being more likely to throw something kicking, biting, or hitting assault with an object other than a knife or gun.

Myth:   Women don't batter men except in cases of self-defense.

Fact:   While this is frequently claimed when people are confronted with the Conflict Tactics Scales studies, this is a rationalization not documented by research. Stop Abuse For Everyone contains no fewer than five men's stories of the abuse their wives inflicted on them that clearly refute this notion. Some men have been brave enough to post their stories to usanet, also giving the lie to this myth. Again and again and again it becomes clear each time the tale is told: Women beat men for the same reasons that men beat women -- and sometimes, self defense is the reason the man is being violent.   The complaint about this non-exclusion of self-defense in these studies also works both ways -- they do not exclude cases where a woman initiates violence and a man defends himself.   Worst of all, the prevalence of this myth leaves me wondering just how many women who actually killed their husbands have been getting sympathy and even pardons for their murder by playing on this belief?

Queen Elizabeth Reign

Though there are many exceptions, especially in case of Queen Elizabeth I where there was much prosperity and there was no violence against men or among men.

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Not only did she return the country to internal political and religious stability in the wake of "Bloody Mary's" reign, she directed England's course, as it became a powerful force among European nations. Both Spain and France felt the effects of England's growing strength and audacity under Elizabeth's rule.  Furthermore, Elizabeth shrewdly perceived that great political advantage could be gained from her status as an unmarried monarch, and throughout her reign various political alliances via marriage were hinted at but never finalized. Elizabeth's court was a magnet, which attracted the most talented individuals of the era, and, at the Queen's direction, Oxford and Cambridge universities were reorganized and chartered as centers for learning and scholarly endeavor.  (Peters). 

Particularly important to the cultural life at court were the Queen’s favorites.  These were men singled out for the special attention and favor in return for which they were expected to play the part of her chivalrous lovers at court festivities, fight as her champions at the tournaments and write oration about her beauty and wisdom.  (The Elizabethan Court)

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Mary was Queen of Scotland about 400 hundred years ago, and was one of the most tragic queens in British history.


No more silence.  An unaddressed problem.  Nov. 22, 2001 <http://www.panix.com/~holzman/maledv/>

Peters, M. J.  Elizabeth I and the Elizabethan Period:  a Brief Introduction. Springfield High School English Department.  Nov. 22, 2001<http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95sep/elizabeth.html>

The Elizabethan Court.  Search the Collection.  Room 2.  National Portrait Gallery.  Nov. 22, 2001<http://www.npg.org.uk/live/room2.asp>
Violence in the Work place.  (1997) The Facts. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Nov. 22, 2001 <http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/violfs.html> updated Aug 12, 1997.


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