ChaosEngine says... Totally agree that women can do serious damage, and also that female on male violence shouldn't be ignored (and certainly people shouldn't victim blame a male abuse victim with accusations of weakness, etc). I don't have the figures to hand, but I have read before that female violence tends to be things like slapping whereas male violence tends to involve more serious injury. "Common sense" would tend to bear that out, but "common sense" is very frequently wrong, so it's a good idea to try to find data to back it up. I will see if I can find the studies I read on it. newtboy said: Are you sure? I couldn't find stats on injuries by gender, only attacks. Women can do some serious damage too, not that I'm disagreeing with you about average/normal outcomes. If you're right (and I think it's likely that you are), that is a good reason to focus MORE on men, but not ONLY on men. In those 'mutual combat' situations, it's quite likely that women bear the brunt of most injuries, which is even more reason they should be taught to not hit first, if not simply because it's the right thing to do, then because they may get seriously hurt by someone defending themselves. Had to reply on your profile, the video turned out to be a dupe so I couldn't just quote you.