Women are perpetrators of domestic violence as frequently as men are.
NOT TRUE: Men are the batterers in more than 95% of all reported cases.
Battery is an anger management problem.
NOT TRUE: If domestic violence were an anger management problem, then batterers would also punch out fellow employees or neighbors. A batterer hurts the vulnerable person in his life to maintain control.
The victims of domestic violence are dysfunctional women who don’t know any better and like the drama.
NOT TRUE: Two-thirds of women in domestic violence cases are “normal.” They could be your mother, sister or friend.
Batterers don’t enjoy hitting their victim; they just can’t control themselves.
NOT TRUE: New research indicates that many batterers are bullies who actually enjoy causing physical injury and exerting control over their victim.