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It was my understanding that domestic abuse isn't rooted in any of these kinds of factors - that these are only the superficial causes. Domestic abuse isn't an anger-management problem (or stress-management, or hopelessness-management) but a worldview problem.
Men who abuse their female partners don't also abuse their bosses, coworkers or friends - even when they're very stressed or angry or hopeless in their presence. In fact, they *do* have the ability to self-regulate. The problem then is that they view their female partners as subordinate in some way, and proceed to use them as a scapegoat. Otherwise, why wouldn't the problem go both ways? Are women less stressed by the economic recession? No.
Of course domestic violence isn't exclusively male-to-female, but almost entirely. I feel that the causes listed above only serve to excuse the men guilty of abusing their partners.
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