Domestic Violence: Are Women As Abusive As Men?Anna North4/05/10 1:30pmFiled to: domestic disputesWomen domestic violenceDomestic ViolenceGenderMurray StrausViolence1942EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRecent research on gender and aggression raises some difficult questions: Do women commit as much domestic violence as men? And does it matter?In Scientific American, Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz review recent studies on men's and women's aggressive behavior. They conclude that while women do exhibit the much-vaunted "relational aggression" ("spreading rumors, gossiping, glaring, eye rolling, giving others the 'silent treatment,' sending nasty notes or text messages behind rivals' backs"), men are more prone to all types of violence except one: domestic abuse. They cite research by psychologist John Archer and sociologist Murray Straus, writing,ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.