Are Women Becoming More Violent? If so, Why?

CAPISCE 2013/02/10 15:14:07
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Two viral videos of girl-on-girl and woman-on-woman violence grabbed the world by the throat this week and raised the question: Are American females becoming more violent?

In the first video, punch-throwing, hair-pulling, brawling high school soccer players were caught on tape by a Rhode Island TV station just before the match between their Woonsocket and Tolman high school teams was about to end.

Then, last Friday, the University of New Mexico suspended soccer player Elizabeth Lambert for a variety of violent moves, including pulling an opponent's pony tail so hard she jerked the young player to the ground and appeared to have wrenched her neck. Click play below to watch the video:
ambert may have taken female violence in this sport to a new high, or to a recent high, but she certainly is not the first to perpetuate such foul and unexpected behavior. And she may not be unusual at all -- just unfortunate to have been caught on video camera.

To determine if female violence is really on the rise, we need to step back and look at a few statistics. There are many categories of female-perpetrated violence, but it's safe to say when women and girls become violent, it's more often against someone of their own size or smaller. The most horrific category of child-killing, neonaticide (killing of a child within 24 hours of birth) is committed almost exclusively by women. It's a rare occurrence, but one worth noting.

The Justice Department's National Criminal Justice Reference Services reports that "Neonaticide offenders are typically young, unmarried women who lack resources. However, further examination of the data revealed that women in their 30s and 40s also committed this type of crime as well as women who were married. The majority of offenders fell within middle to upper socioeconomic status and had resources available that they did not use (transportation, health care, abortion costs.)
"The surprise in this data, at least to me, is that neonaticide is most often committed by middle- and upper-income women. The woman-on-woman violence I've seen in my life always seemed to involve women in the poorer parts of town. I saw girl fights outside public high schools and in alleyways in Manhattan. I even had a punch pulled on me in a barn when I was in my 30s. But the fights I witnessed as a teen were all between lower-income girls. And the young woman who pulled her fist back threatening to punch me came from a lower-income family. I saw it as a culture clash personified.
An Amazon.com review of Patricia Pearson's 1998 book, "When She Was Bad," cites the following data about other forms of female-perpetrated violent crimes: "Women commit the majority of child homicides in the United States; more than 80 percent of neonaticides; an equal or greater share of severe physical child abuse; an equal rate of spousal assault; about a quarter of child sexual molestations; and a large proportion of elder abuse . . . The rate at which infants are murdered by women . . . is higher than the rate at which women are murdered by men." With carefully researched facts, fascinating case histories, and incisive argument, Patricia Pearson succeeds in demolishing the myth that women are not naturally violent.
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  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2013/02/10 16:38:42
    Yes, because.........
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Masculinisation of women and Feminisation of men, in an attempt to reduce gender differences by the media and government and radical feminists.

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  • Chitta Brick 2013/02/10 16:51:04
    Yes, because.........
    Chitta Brick
    our culture breeds sameness and violence.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2013/02/10 16:38:42
    Yes, because.........
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Masculinisation of women and Feminisation of men, in an attempt to reduce gender differences by the media and government and radical feminists.
  • CAPISCE Anonymo... 2013/02/10 16:50:31
  • john richardson 2013/02/10 16:22:22
    Yes, because.........
    john richardson
    Many reasons here, never in human history have we had 7 billion people on the planet, we now pass out mind altering drugs at the doctors office and their side effects are scary when they cause lewd behavior, uncontrolled gambling and thoughts of suicide. Wow, it just seems it's everything that connects them/us to this modern fast pace world.
  • Tony 2013/02/10 16:16:01
    It's just being noticed more thanks to the Internet.
  • CAPISCE Tony 2013/02/10 16:37:19
    Police stats prove different
  • Tony CAPISCE 2013/02/10 17:55:51
    More reports then?
  • Razorey... Tony 2013/02/10 19:32:07
    Exactly my thoughts.
  • KilrQueen 2013/02/10 16:09:28
    Yes, because.........
    Because the morals of this country have to gone to hell....most Americans seem to love to watch violence then want to complain about it....but they will be the first ones on You Tube searching for this crap!! You have a brain, use it for something useful!!
  • Flipper 2013/02/10 15:49:02 (edited)
  • CAPISCE Flipper 2013/02/10 16:38:26
    Check the crime stats for Women over the last 5 decades, keeps going up
  • Dave0626 2013/02/10 15:47:03
    Yes, because.........
    It comes with the ever increasing moral degradation...Look at the dude in the pic, he's egging them on, instead of doing the right thing. Not much hope for the future...glad I'm old and armed.
  • DoxieDad 2013/02/10 15:44:34
    Yes, because.........
    Equal rights breads Equal behavior
    women with muscle
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 15:50:29
  • DoxieDad Flipper 2013/02/10 15:58:57
    What the heck are you talking about? Cromwellian? That's a new one..
    My answer was clear. Where does hate play into this at all?
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 16:00:16 (edited)
  • DoxieDad Flipper 2013/02/10 16:13:06
    Who you are and what you like is none of my business and I really could care less. The question was, " Are Women Becoming More Violent? If so, Why?
    Are Women Becoming More Violent? If so, Why?"
    My answer regardless of where I live on the planet is the same, equal rights breads equal behavior. If this some how this offends you that is your problem. Take the Irish chip off your shoulder.

    As for my ancestry, I am a third generation American whose family dates it name back to the Moors of the Iberian Peninsula. Oliver Cromwell's antics were more akin to the theocratic right wing conservative factions in both GB and the US. He was in power for a very short time historically speaking because in the end even his own followers got tired him.
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 16:14:03 (edited)
  • DoxieDad Flipper 2013/02/10 16:22:24
    You know you really need to study history a little bit more, but that would be asking you to be intellectual.
    Tell me something, do Tomboys wear briefs or boxers? I think your briefs are a bit to tight and they are cutting the blood to your brain off.
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 16:23:46 (edited)
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 16:49:58 (edited)
  • DoxieDad Flipper 2013/02/10 18:06:09
    Wow, go take a breather would ya
    chip on shoulder
  • Flipper DoxieDad 2013/02/10 18:07:30 (edited)
  • CAPISCE DoxieDad 2013/02/10 16:39:40
  • Theresa2000 2013/02/10 15:42:01
    Yes, because.........
    Yes. They think that they have to act like men to get ahead. Instead, they are acting like cavemen ... pathetic.
  • Flipper Theresa... 2013/02/10 15:51:42
  • Theresa... Flipper 2013/02/10 18:00:18
    No. A tomboy is someone who enjoys things that are typically things boys enjoy and even prefer the company of guys. Much like myself.. No big deal. I'm a tomboy. Being a tomboy doesn't mean being violent. Feminazis are what I'm referring to above. They try to make men feel inferior. Even the crime against men by women has increased. They are, in fact, bullies.
  • Flipper Theresa... 2013/02/10 18:02:11 (edited)
  • Theresa... Flipper 2013/02/10 18:04:48
    Thank you. I appreciate it.

    Now. Time for me to go play soccer with the other parents in the neighborhood. Hope I don't break something LoL
  • Flipper Theresa... 2013/02/10 18:05:30 (edited)
  • Theresa... Flipper 2013/02/10 18:05:52
    Amen! LoL
  • Flipper Theresa... 2013/02/10 18:06:49 (edited)
  • kenc.63 2013/02/10 15:28:40
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/10 15:21:17 (edited)
  • Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/10 15:21:02
    Yes, because.........
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    With out a doubt....just have a look at the jails and prisons that are housing women
  • 666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew 2013/02/10 15:19:43
    666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew
    Oh, I thought they already were, it's just that's its more out in the open now. ^_^ hehe...
  • Flipper 666_Mag... 2013/02/10 15:52:43 (edited)
  • CAPISCE 666_Mag... 2013/02/10 16:42:09
    Check female crime stats----goes up every decade thanks to radical Feminist who hate Women to act like women. Yea I said it "Act like Women"
  • Flipper 666_Mag... 2013/02/10 18:13:00 (edited)
  • Reggie☮ 2013/02/10 15:19:08
    Yes, because.........
    I think it's just another sign of the deterioration of our society.

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