Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Head over to Box Turtle Bulletin, where Jim looks at the contortions Daddy D and "former homo" Alan Chambers go through to interpret data from the National Violence against Women Survey to make the claim that gay relationships are more violent than het ones.
The critical information that they don't share in the report is telling. Jim points out, "But the real question is who is doing the raping, assaulting, and stalking?"
Many women with a history of same-sex partnership also have a history of opposite-sex partnership. Because of that, they are far more likely to report being raped, assaulted or stalked because it is the men in their lives who are doing the raping, assaulting or stalking. Not the women. Same-sex cohabiting women were nearly three times more likely to report being victimized by a male partner than a female partner.
20.5% of women in opposite sex relationships were raped, assaulted or stalked by their husband or male partner. That compares to 15.4% of men who were raped, assaulted, or stalked by their male partners. In other words, gay men are safer around their same-sex partners than straight women are around their husbands or opposite-sex partner.
But Alan Chambers blindly clings to his off-kilter interpretation and offers this gem of an explanation:If that's the case, then it looks like the straight men need to get over their unhappiness so the rest of us can live in peace.
Chambers blames the violence on an extreme sense of unhappiness that often leads to addictive behaviors.