Violent behaviour and gender

Originally posted at Hemlock Solanum

It is a fact that men commit violent crime at a much higher rate than women. Whether it’s against women or other men, more victims of sexual or physical assualt are victims of male perpetrators. It’s an unfortunate but undeniable fact.

(If you doubt me then Google is your friend, you don’t need me to hold your hand)

But why?

We have three possible reasons.

1 – It’s their natural state. It’s biologically hardwired into them.

2 – It’s learnt behaviour. Taught to them from an early age, this is social conditioning.

3 – A bit of both.

Now I’m pretty certain that it’s 2, from what I’ve read about gendered behaviour, but for the sake of this post we’ll treat all as equally likely.

At the moment my timeline is full of talk about the North Carolina bathroom laws for TG individuals. And obviously this is an argument which has been going on for a while between trans activists and radfems, not just in regards to toilets, but also in any areas which are separated by sex. Eg. refuges, counselling groups.

The argument goes like this.

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