Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Domestic Abuse

An interesting piece by Barbara Kay on abuse on domestic abuse. I am heartened that something called the trudeau foundation can be even slightly opene minded.

As a psychology student during the 1990s in her native Russia, Lysova discovered that the roots of family dysfunction, her special interest, were not well understood at all. As most of the research was being done in the West, she set her sights on postgraduate education here. Previous to the University of Toronto, she studied at New York University on a Fullbright Scholarship.

"Even 10 to 15 years ago, some of the scholars who showed about equal rates of perpetration of IPV by males and females were harassed, threatened and denied their promotion and tenure [in the academy]," she told me. "There are about 200 studies that document equal rates of IPV perpetration by women and men. These data have been available for more than 25 years, and yet there are still many of those who deny the dynamic nature of IPV and women's role in this violent dynamic."

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