Misdiagnoses of Domestic Violence
The beliefs that are held in the academia about causes of domestic violence are based on biased and inadequate research. The research that has been done is grossly slanted toward cultures that are liberal-influenced and feminism-influenced and fails to include anywhere close to adequate data about cultures that do not have such influences. A research that includes Boston but not Waco; Netherlands but not Uganda; Canada but not rural India; Chicago but not rural South; Scandinavia but not Middle East; fails to quantify people who commit the severest forms of violence against women. And any findings as to the causes of domestic violence based on such research are not only mistaken, but in many cases constitute a red herring that looks for domestic violence where it isn't happening while failing to touch places where it is the ongoing daily order of life.
The causes ascribed by such research - causes such as low self-esteem and personality disorders - are in no way the real causes of domestic violence. In cultures where domestic violence in the norm, which is a vast chunk of the world, one would be seen as being personality disordered if one does not practice domestic violence. The highly self-esteeming people in militaries, conservative businesses, Islamic jihadism, and conservative Hinduism and Christianity, are guilty of extreme violence against women. Explanations such as sexual attraction and romantic love are the ones that are the least true to reality. Sexless Puritans have always been extremely violent to their wives even before they made laws about the size of the stick with which to beat them; and in cultures where romantic love is forbidden - cultures such as rural India and Middle East - the violence is far worse than it is in the cultures, such as France, where romantic love is celebrated.
The research into this matter is slanted toward the kind of people who are likely to respond to academic surveys; and not only that, but to respond to them honestly. There would be a far greater proportion of liberal and feminist women, married to liberal-influenced or feminism-influenced men, in such surveys, than there would be in either the nation or the world. The issues that will be found will therefore be issues common to liberal-influenced, feminism-influenced, men and women. Whereas men who commit the most serious violence against women - men in cultures such as Middle East, rural India, the rural South, and the ghetto - will be severely underrepresented in such data.
Why? Well, for one reason, because surveys done by academics tend to be done in places that are proximate to the academia, which being influenced by the academia tend to be more liberal and more feminist than the rest of the population. Secondly, women who are in truly disempowered position due to domestic violence will not be in a position to take a survey; and in the places that are socially conservative and anti-academic very few people would be interested in taking academic surveys whatever the status of their marriage. And third, women in socially conservative cultures who are subject to domestic violence blame themselves for what's happening and are loyal to the place where it is occurring. A woman in such a situation will not tell what is happening to a stranger - certainly not to some liberal academic who may use the information to badmouth one's home town, region, religion, or way of life.
The data that's based on the findings of social workers is likewise severely biased. The women who go to social services are not a representative sample of the population. Socially conservative cultures detest social workers, and these are the cultures where violence against women is at its worst. Most women in such places would never go to a social worker, and yet these are the women who are far more likely to be subject to domestic violence than are women in liberal cultures where it is accepted to go to a social worker or to a psychiatrist.
For this reason real domestic violence is rarely investigated, and the real issues that underlie it are not made part of public record. Real abusers are not doing what they are doing out of love, or out of low self-esteem, or out of sexual attraction, or out of personality disorders. They are doing what they do because they believe that violence against women is the rightful way to behave. The men that the surveys do target, such men do not see as abusers; they see them as pussywhipped liberal idiots. Then these real abusers gang up together and, claiming to protect the country or manhood or tradition or family or Christianity or Islam, wage war not only against the mistakes and misdirections of feminism but against women's rights as such.
Which means that the bulk of causes ascribed to domestic violence are misdiagnosed. It is only when domestic violence that goes on in domestic violence-supporting cultures is investigated to the same extent as does violence that goes on in feminism-influenced cultures that the data and explanations gathered from it could begin to reflect reality. And then it will become possible to actually see real causes of domestic violence - which for the vast bulk of the world's population is beliefs that encourage domestic violence and that becomes in places that have such beliefs the norm of behavior. Which norm the practicioners of these behaviors seek to impose on the rest of the country under claims that it constitutes family values (or on the rest of the world under claims that it constitutes Islamic morals), and that anything to the contrary is a fabrication of commie satanist academics who know nothing about the real world.