The evidence underpinning our public challenge of Laura Bates

Since Laura Bates has signally failed to provide any evidence to support her claim – commonly made by feminists – that ‘over two women a week are killed by partners or ex-partners in the UK’, we thought we’d take the trouble of pointing people to government statistics which prove her claim to be false, and Laura a worthy winner of our latest ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award.

We refer you to this report from the Office for National Statistics. On page 11, early in the section titled, ‘Victims aged 16 and over’, we find:

In 2012/13, just over half (53%) of female victims aged 16 years or over were killed by their partners / ex-partners (76 offences).

One of the killers was a woman, so 75 women in 2012/13 were killed by male partners / ex-partners. Laura Bates is either lying in claiming that over two women per week are being killed by partners or ex-partners, or she’s claiming there are fewer than 38 weeks in the year.

For those of you who’d like to read around the subject, you might like to click on this link which will put you in a good position to research official statistics on homicides, whether between partners and ex-partners, or not. If you click on ‘Download PDF’ at the top of the page – next to the Adobe icon – you’ll be taken to the aforementioned PDF.

I’ll email Laura Bates a link to this post in a moment, inviting her either to substantiate her repeated claim, or to publicly retract it.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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