Our thanks to M for pointing us to this tragic story. Samantha Adeokun, 41, an alcoholic cannabis-smoking ex-prostitute with personality issues and previous convictions for violence, who left school at 13, beat her 41-year-old musician boyfriend to death by striking him ‘hundreds of times’ with a guitar stand. She was described as the ‘dominant person in the relationship’, and Peter Davegun – who also drank and smoked cannabis – weighed just seven-and-a-half stone.
The article is worth reading in full, but I’d like to draw attention to one remark:
The judge said the murder was aggravated by Mr Davegun’s slight build…
The judge was a man. Has any male judge ever said the murder of a female partner was aggravated by her slight build? We doubt it. The whole of the judiciary seems relentlessly unaware of something that experts in the field of intimate partner violence have understood for a very long time, and our link to 300+ studies confirming the matter is here. It is this:
Women are as physically aggressive towards intimate partners as men, or more aggressive.