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Octobers Topic of Discussion

“30% of Women Killed Are Murdered By Their Boyfriends or Husbands”

 

Tell me what you think of this statement.

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( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
flemco
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
I am now sporting wood. Thank you!
twilightfenix
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
0.o;
feachador
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
Cause women are evil!!


No, wait. How about this:


I read an article once that said about 80% of accidents happen within 50 miles of home. They were attempting to say that you get more relaxed in those environments that you're comfortable in, or some such. However, the truth of the matter is this: When do you ever drive more than 50 miles from your home? Very rarely.

It's much the same thing. Very rarely are people killed for no reason at all. Therefore, barring the random serial killer/rapist/mugging, most people are going to have a reason to kill anyone. That means that they're going to know thier murderer. The better you know someone, the more likely you know a reason to want to kill them.

That's not even getting into the fact that most guys tend to be possessive, and believe (even if only subconsciously) that they own the woman. This gives them the "right" to do whatever they want to with her. But I don't think that's as relevant to the discussion as the fact that most people are going to know who killed them, simply because there just aren't that many people running around killing people for the fun of it.

Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. :)
flemco
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
63.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
feachador
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
what was the Mark Twain quote?


Ah yes:

Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
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flemco
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
You don't get to ask questions.
twilightfenix
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
>_> Don't makes me increase the % on Red head violence on punkos ..but then again you might like that
loki_sataere
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
Conversely...

what percentage of men killed are murdered by their girlfriend or wife?
auxiliarypriest
Oct. 26th, 2005 05:08 am (UTC)
Dang, you women don't like killing your men. Or is it that most of you are smart enough to make it look like somebody else did it?
bastets_place
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Regardless, I don't think it matters. My belief is that it is heinously wrong for EITHER WOMEN or MEN to be killed by a romantic partner, and that something - damned near anything - has to be done about it.

Me, I am impressed that the number is so LOW - I mean, we are looking at women killed, not women who died, and only a third of them are killed by boyfriends are husbands. Coincidentally, the statistics cited below do not quote the percentage of men who are killed that are killed by romantic partners, but simply comparing raw numbers - just because 4x men are killed by romantic partners to 5x women killed by romantic partners, it doesn't really follow that the above percentage is similar, because I don't know what number of men are killed overall.

Anyhow, you can play with numbers all you like, while I appreciate that the responses to this are flippant, the fact is, this is a horrible reality.
bastets_place
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
Mind you, read up a mite on that fathersforlife.org site - you may agree with them wholeheartedly, which is your right, however, I disagree with them on every front. For instance, I have as yet to meet a gay man who firmly believes that we should all be just like them - as cited on this site.
twilightfenix
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
Hehehe I will let you know what I think really when I get done with this ^_~
whitetigergeek
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
It makes complete sense, from many various standpoints. Also, the reversal with wives/girlfriends killing men. First thing that comes to mind "Crimes of Passion."

I wrote a big response to this, but I'll hold back a lot of it for private conversation. Makes me sound like a weirdo.
twilightfenix
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
BAH I will let you know what I say about this once I see what everyone post ^_~ you know the rules
ironeagle
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Well acourding to your link the percentage of me being killed by there Girl feinds is going up .1% per year and women killed by boyfriend is droping buy .4% per year acording to comparative review of the 95 to 96 year statistics. So the math says that given a long enough time line the servivablity drops to 0% for us all.
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