You make some interesting points, but where did you get your statistic about only 1K women killed each year by domestic abuse?
https://www.upworthy.com/dont-believe-in-the-war-on-women-would-a-body-count-change-your-mind “The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.”
I probably got that number from your link, or from a similar link. Let’s do simple arithmetic on your reference.
2012–2001 = 11 years
11,766 over 11 years is 1069 per year.
It’s worth mentioning that your number only includes murder of women by men. When you include murder of men by women, and you also include self defense homicide by both genders against the other, the number of domestic homicides basically doubles, to around 2000 per year.
and the number killed is only a fraction of the number hurt. Violence against women is a national epidemic!
1000 per year is not an epidemic. We discuss the definition of an epidemic here:
The Gun Homicide Epidemic Isn’t
Or, “How lying about reality doesn’t engender cross-cultural cooperation.”
That’s not to say that male suicide isn’t a very serious issue and it absolutely needs to be tackled, but 20 years ago there were almost no mass shootings in schools and now we have several every year.
This isn’t true either. We just have an epidemic of news stories about school shootings.
Real Talk about School Shootings
We Should All Stop Listening to Parkland Students on the Matter
That also needs to be addressed. In other words, none of this is an either/or problem. This country has a problem with violence and with gun violence in particular. It’s going to take a multi-pronged approach, but given that nearly all mass killers are men, and half of murdered women are killed by men they once loved, the entire thing needs to hinge on why do men kill themselves and others with guns.
I’m sure a very large portion of that has to do with the biological differences between men and women, hormonally speaking. But in today’s strange social justice climate, we’re not even allowed to talk about the biological differences between genders, so it’s difficult to begin to have the conversation at all.