“gender equality” correlates with “violence against women”

Nordic countries: Highest in gender equality and intimate partner violence against women

Of course this is not consistent with the narrative that patriarchy promotes domestic violence.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Hmmmmm. Quote:””For example, some have argued that women in Nordic countries may feel more free to talk about IPV because of their equal status. “Data would reflect not an actual higher prevalence but higher levels of disclosure than in less equalitarian counties,”: There may well be other possible explanations. For instance that Nordic women lie more often or exaggerate, or have taken their US counterpart’s ploy of screaming “I have been abused/offended/ raped by a stare” too a higher level. Or perhaps the claim that Nordic countried are ‘more equal’ is just the secular version of ‘holier than thou’ bullshyte.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 11, 2016 at 5:46 am

      I haven’t studied the findings thoroughly. But I would not be surprised to find that egalitarian ideals produce more, not less, conflict. (That is one of my whinges about egalitarian ideals of marriage promoted by churchmen – they are likely to make things worse.)

      In a recent comment I also expressed my doubts about the Nordic image of sexual equality. Nations get inaccurate images. And the claim that in [faraway country] women are exceptionally equal is as old as Herodotus (IIRC) saying that about Egyptians.


  2. Posted by kneeledbeauty on July 7, 2016 at 4:38 am

    The other correlation i have noticed is the countries with the most equality and females being more dominant in behaviour also have the lowest birth rates, some appearing to go into negative numbers. This is absolutely not an informed assumption, but it seems to me that females being obedient to their Husbands makes for a happier home and for a higher birthrate. Could be a submissive nature in females is more natural.


  3. Posted by Ofelas on November 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I had a discussion some time ago with one Turkish feminist girl, that stemmed from a case of brutal murder of a student in Turkey not long ago, and she pointed out to me, as an ‘argument’ for whatever, a (perverse imo) thing set up by the local women’s activists in Turkey – an online counter of ytd female victims of murder in their country. Their interpretation is automatically that men and patriarchal society are evil, because its so meny women been murdered. I pointed out to her, that the isolated number itself is not a proof of anything, that she or her sisters need to go to look at proportion of female victims of murder out of number of overall victims of murder, while looking at number of overall population of the country, and then compare it to the same in a more ‘equalist’ country (Scandinavia typically) , and then they can make conclusions. That made her shut up, because the result of such comparison was very telling: ratio of female victims of murder is much worse/higher in an ‘equalist’ country, than in ‘oppressive’ culture, that tends to protect women.


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