The highest levels of domestic violence are found in lesbian couples, in itself enough to discredit the Duluth model. From yesterday’s Times:
Girl ‘starved and hit with hammer by her parents’
A teenage girl was starved by her parents and hit with a hammer for every item of food she ‘stole’, a court was told. The girl, who was 16, lived with her mother, Deborah Harrison, 37, and her stepmother, Jennifer Harrison, 40. Her stepmother allegedly attacked her after she began to hide food.
At Hull crown court, the victim, now 20, said that milk, bread, and potatoes were gradually withdrawn until there was nothing she was allowed to eat. She said that after she took food, including fruit and sweets, she was attacked with the hammer by both parents at their house in Bempton, Yorkshire. Both women deny causing actual bodily harm. The trial continues.
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