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11-19-06, 10:59 PM #1
Are men attacked more often than women are attacked?
Feminists have been debating about whether safety tips (such as "don't walk alone at night") should be targeted equally at both genders rather than just at women. Some claim that men are actually attacked by strangers on the street more often than women. Is this true? In your experience, are most victims of stranger-on-stranger assaults on the street men or women?
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11-20-06, 01:50 AM #2
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11-20-06, 02:04 AM #3
I've never checked the stats, but it sounds possible.
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11-20-06, 02:06 AM #4
"Stupid should hurt."
11-20-06, 03:15 AM #5
Assault and battery, men
sexual assault, women
but I voted men since you just said "attacked".Any Post I make is my opinion only!
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11-20-06, 04:31 AM #6
Don't know how the statistics read, but based on those I deal with, I'd say men.Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.
11-20-06, 07:00 AM #7
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11-20-06, 12:26 PM #8
This will probably upset your delicate "feminist" leaning, but the intent of those classes is not statistically-based. Women are taught not to walk alone at night, etc., because of the obvious PHYSICAL disadvantages. Not saying that there aren't any weak-bodied men out there that couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag, just saying that, in general, women are the physically more vulnerable sex."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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11-20-06, 05:10 PM #9GrasshopperVerified LEO
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Specify assault type. If we are talking about gang/drugs connection, then men. Sexual and robbery connections, I would say women. Of course, I have totally ignored the link to the First Bunch of Idiots and done that strictly off of gut, but whatever, that's my story, and I am sticking to it.And Shepards we shall be,
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11-20-06, 05:28 PM #10
I'm not a feminist, I just refuse to lay back and take somone kicking my ass without returning as much of it as I can.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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11-20-06, 07:37 PM #11Julia Guest
i would say guys,majority of the calls we get is the female wooping up on the male or its just guys fighting each other, but of course we do several 50-b's weekly on spouses
11-20-06, 09:28 PM #12
As far as men getting attacked more, isn't this Criminology 101? - I distinctly remember my professor (a female cop) saying it's because guys are just stupid and like to stir up shit.
She got a big laugh out of that one, then proceeded to tell us about the guys she beat up off-duty because they attacked her at a bar when they thought she was a fat gay guy, since she had short hair, is rather stocky, had a vest on, and was wearing eyeshadow lol
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11-20-06, 10:53 PM #13
Statistically men age 18-25 are at the greatest risk of being victims of violence. Why, because they tend to put themselves in riskier positions which are most often fueled by alcohol.
Any police officer that has a hotel/bar strip in their town, that there will be fights every weekend (if not every night!) due to deadly mix of ego, mouth, and intoxication.
11-21-06, 01:50 AM #14
Yep, when speaking about assaults in general, definitely men."When a crime is committed, liberals blame society. Conservatives blame the criminal." -Debra Saunders
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11-21-06, 01:59 AM #15
Yeh I beleive that.. You get some drinking and some young people together and they are going to get into it.. but it is usually over a woman.. but that won't change the voting any way.IF THE MIND FAILS TO RESPOND THE BODY MUST BE PUNISHED
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11-21-06, 04:50 AM #16
Still, in thinking about this, I have certainly dealt with more male victims of violent street crime then I have women. This may be partially biased because of the gang affiliations (whether assumed or actual) of the male victims, and may also have to do with the "tough guy" approach most men take when confronted.
In answering your question, I think women are also generally smarter about the situations they walk into, whereas men may be more willing to walk alone into the dark alley in the projects at 3am. So, perhaps the prospect of teaching "street smarts" to men would be a good idea.
On a side note, I responded to a strong-arm robbery call two weeks ago in which a lady had her purse snatched. By the time I arrived on-scene the woman had her purse back, and was holding her two male attackers captive until we arrived (with the help of her 16yr old daughter). This lady literally got in a foot chase with these two guys, and caught them about 7 blocks away from the point of the robbery. She was unarmed, but made up for it in attitude. Personally, I think she needs an application for our department
11-21-06, 05:47 PM #17
Safety rules are safety rules, they work for either sex. Interesting question though.
Colorado Cop sounds like that lady deserves a citizen service citation!
11-21-06, 06:50 PM #18
Males seem also to be the victims of more street robbery (mugging) offences perhaps because the safety tips are targeted at females or because most of the victims have done something that has put them in harms way.
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