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Your guests have made a point that needs to be emphasized. Male domestic violence is an outgrowth of how traditional male roles have been defined. It is behavior meant to control. The abuser believes the abused is causing them to batter because they are not behaving in the way the abuser wants them to. Once someone is an abuser, they do not change (sorry but true). If someone is hit by a significant other they need to run, even if they are made to believe it is their own fault. If they don't run early, they run the risk of the women recently killed. The criminal system does not work to solve this problem. Putting the abuser in jail puts the victim at risk when the person gets out (not to mention may cut off the only source of income). As I said, at the first hit (often during dating)--run.
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