Talk:Domestic violence

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It's certainly the case that, although British common law once held that it was legal for a man to chastise his wife in moderation (whatever that meant), the 'rule of thumb' has never been the law in England. Despite the phrase being in common use since the 17th century and appearing many thousands of times in print, there are no printed records that associate it with domestic violence until the 1970s.- http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/rule-of-thumb.html SusanG  ContribsTalk 18:03, 26 August 2008 (EDT)

Duluth Model[edit]

Is this reference (http://www.theduluthmodel.org/pdf/CounteringConfusion.pdf) posted by Men's Rights EXTREMIST evidence of "radical feminism"? --Read-Write (talk) 16:06, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

"The Duluth model is a socio-political analysis of inequality, based on the theory that abuse is a tactic of power and control men use against women. It is an analysis of patriarchy and second-class status of women." http://www.smartmarriages.com/violent.html Also, it "assumes that violence is, in essence, male. It sees battering as tool of male control of women in intimate relationships. It focuses on male sex role socialization and how it shapes men’s abusive behaviors. It addresses the need for anger control or dissipation techniques and notes the relationship of power and control to the use of violence." http://static.nicic.gov/Library/013680.pdf
Other programs are based on building up the perpetrator's self-esteem, helping him develop self-compassion, etc. while the Duluth Model is more focused on adjusting the community's culture and legal system in ways that will prevent battering by men. The Duluth Model also seems to offer no explanation for why women would initiate domestic violence. Men's Rights EXTREMIST (talk) 16:25, 31 January 2016 (UTC)