Originally published on Upworthy and cross-posted here with their permission.
When Upworthy checked the statistic “90% of women jailed for murdering men were had been abused by their victim,” they found one that was even scarier from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence fact sheet (2007): In 70%-80% of all heterosexual intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
Please read the following Everyday Feminism articles to learn more about intimate partner violence:
- How to Help a Loved One Experiencing Domestic Violence
- How Violence Against Women Hurts Men (And 20 Things Men Can Do About It)
- Teen Dating Violence: To Find a Solution, First We Need to See the Problem