Alan Rominger Posted over 2 years ago Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave There is a textbook titled "Intimate Relationships" that does a fantastic job of deconstructing these topics with actual published scientific literature. They classify this broad topic as "intimate terrorism", and it encompasses the more subversive acts she mentions in the video in addition to outright physical abuse. In this textbook, they report that we have enough studies and data to support a consensus opinion that intimate terrorism is done equally often by both genders, however, the abuse gets physical more often in the case of men. When you think about it, this conclusion makes perfect sense. We're all human, and we're all liable to abuse a partner due to psychological issues we've carried with us. But to think that the physically smaller sex (women) would turn their abuse physical as often or more often than men just doesn't make any sense. The minority of people in both genders who become abuse are psychologically pretty much the same. However, if you are going through this abusive psychological cycle, then you're more likely to get physical if you feel stronger than your partner. There's nothing sexist about that conclusion, but the stat she gives effectively assumes all abuse is physical, and this is either misrepresenting or ignoring what the experts have been telling us.