No I am saying it is probably harder for BOTH of us to be objective. That does not discredit your perspective. The personal experience does not make it impossible it makes it more challenging for anyone...male or female.Ah... so essentially you're saying I'm biased on this subject because I experienced abuse. Does that also apply to you? You said you'd experienced abuse as well. Does this apply to women who have been abused? Are they all incapable of being objective about the subject of domestic abuse? Are only those who have NOT been abused capable of being objective about it? Shall we assume then that experience in this matter is not a good teacher and that only those with NO experience in the matter have a valid opinion?
Completely agree. I have known enough crazy women in my life to know that they are probably more likely to be the instigators.*I* am not biased... I am the one advocating that BOTH genders be responsible and held EQUALLY accountable. The problem is that the man-as-aggressor stereotype is WRONG, just like most stereotypes... and those who perpetrate it should be just as ashamed as those who perpetrate racial stereotypes because it is just as ugly and untrue.
I understand how you would feel this way. But what are we to do if the objective is to first keep people from causing one another physical harm.Sounds like 'Separate but Equal' to me. You're endorsing gender-bias in law... I have a suspicion you would not like it if the bias ran in the other direction on some other issue