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Is domestic violence a hate crime?

It's technically gender motivated because a man feels like he can control and abuse his wife or girlfriend, because she is a woman.

And would these abusive men treat their male friends the same way?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Given how many high profile women are being prosecuted for DV against their male partners...no.

    • DKG
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      That by itself doesn't stop it being a hate crime and a crime of a sexist and abusive nature.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I really have a problem with the term "hate crime". If someone physically attacks you, it affects you the same whether they hate you or your just a random victim. Why should the severity and presumably the punishment, be different.?

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  • Jack
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    For starters, domestic violence does not only refer to men who abuse women.  It also refers to women who abuse women, men who abuse men...and women who abuse men!  

    As for whether "these abusive men treat their male friends the same way," well I suspect not because they understand that if they attempt to abuse their male friends, those male friends will defend themselves appropriately.  

    This is probably why in cases of non-reciprocal domestic violence, women tend to be more abusive to their male partners than vice versa.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not all domestic violence is gender-based. Sadly, lesbian relationships can involve abuse and men are sometimes abused by women, and of course gay relationships are also sometimes abusive. It's true that the commonest situation is men being violent to women in relationships but we shouldn't erase the other combinations in which it happens because that tends to reduce reporting and increase denial.

    • DKG
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Almost.. Almost got it right, but couldn't quite follow through with the acknowledgement that IPV is mutual in degree and prevalence between men and women. So close though.

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  • 2 months ago

    only is he is the abuser and she is the victim.

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  • 2 months ago

    It’s sexist to think that only women are victims of DV, then yes it’s still a crime regardless of what. You can be a victim regardless of gender 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Idk what kind of crime it is. But it definitely is a crime...

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  • DKG
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You know full well that the promotion of IPV as a purely male on female crime is a lie. You have been involved in enough of these exchanges to be aware of this.

    Half of all IPV within hetero couples is female on male.

    Two thirds of women who are struck, are engaged in violence against their partners.

    The one third who are not, or who are, but are met by 'unreasonable' force (e.g. sole or predominant male perpetrators) are matched by an equal number of women who are battering their partners as sole or predominant abusers themselves.

    Lesbian couples have higher incidence of violence than hetero or gay couples.

    So do you still want to label IPV as hate-crime? Or just continue to pretend that it only counts if men are doing it, and only then if a woman is hit? Because that would be a hate-crime if you like - discriminating against men purely on the basis of the sex, which is a protected characteristic is exactly what the definition of a hate crime describes.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's sexist to believe that DV only happens to women, when some women are more than capable of using violence or emotional abuse to control their husband or boyfriend.  Yes I suppose DV could be classed as a hate crime.  Generally if you beat someone up, you are arrested by the Police.

    Men or women who have violent tendencies will only beat up people they can overcome, and make into a victim.

    • DKG
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Sometimes women will attack a man, not so she can hurt him, directly, but so she can have him kidnapped and restrained by armed men, with the authority of the government behind her.


      This doesn't make her a victim though, only the initial abuser, and the beneficiary of a biased, sexist system.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of their membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group or race." 

    Some countries include Gender in the definition.

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