Re: Title IX survey and analysis

Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 09:31:15 EDT

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    Be careful about the stats you use and please provide your sources. I
    cannot argue with opinion because opinions are formed partly in the way we
    see the world. The way you see it and the way I see it are different. I
    believe your arguments would be stronger by substantiating them with facts.
    The way your statements are put, I do not know if they are statements based
    soley on your opinion or researched documentation. Having this information
    would give me a better idea of where you are coming from.

    Victims of Homocide
    This stat refers mostly to men of color. I can't remember the exact
    proportion, but men of color are more likely
    to be assaulted and killed. I can't remmber the name of the publication,
    but it was throught the work of Michael
    Kimmel that I read this. A good person to read by the way. Men's Lives
    is all about men's issues.

    The draft and women politicians
    Do you know the last time the draft was used, how many women politicians
    exist with this type of power and
    the current stance on women's involvement in warfare and who is deciding

    I do not have enough information to say something on this topic and have
    not investtigated what has been
    told to me.

    Victims of rape. Perpetrators of racism and sexism.
    So the chances of rape in prison is higher than 1 in every 3 people? Wow.
    I would like the citation of your
    second and third statements about racism and sexism. I have never heard of
    these numbers.

    Being killed on the job.
    Again, I have not heard of this. Please give me more information.

    Violence against men and women in the media.
    One of the "jokes" about violence on TV is that generally the first person
    killed is a person of color. I do not
    have numbers to substantiate, but I rarely see a person of color alive at
    the end. This is assuming that there are
    people of color in the film. have you seen videos lately where women are
    depicted as body parts and objects
    while the men in the videos "take charge" of them? Using media to support
    your arguments is going to be

    Defending oneself.
    I was never taught to hit boys and not girls, so I am wondering where your
    generalizations are coming from. I
    was taught to defend myself if I were in physical danger by anybody. Did
    you know that women who defend
    themselves from abusive partners get sent to prison?

    Domestic violence
    This statement is false. As reported by the FBI in 1998 domestic violence
    stats and other sources on the
    web, newspaper, etc., women are the victims of approximately 95% of all
    domestic violent
    relationships. Men are the victims of the other 5%. Now, it is true that
    doemstic violence in same sex
    relationships is equally as likely to occur as in heterosexual
    relationships. Source: these are just easier
    sources to get to than the periodicals I have on this subject.
    violence.html ,, I can
    supply a biblio on domestic
    violence to whomever would like this info. I do not agree with the quote
    from Ms. French.

    Elaine DeBassige D'Amato

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