Intimate partner violence is the only life-threatening social issue where women are the overwhelming majority of victims. Suicide, murder, road deaths, cancer deaths, drug overdose, substance abuse, gambling addiction and incarceration all disproportionately affect men but none of those issue get a fraction of the attention Men’s Rights Activists give to domestic violence.
It’s bad enough when their spurious or poorly understood claims are used to radicalise disenfranchised men, but even worse when they’re straight up wrong about the data and their misinformation becomes accepted fact in public debate.
While men are certainly killed in domestic violence situations, their lives are almost never at risk from abusive female partners. But we’ll come back to that.