"The CDC defined this as.............or emotional abuse......." Hmmmm, that's a pretty big loophole. How exactly do we define emotional abuse? They conveniently don't say. They also don't say how they obtained the data. Was it from surveys, police reports, convictions? That makes a big difference. What would a government agency have to gain by lying? LOL. Government agencies tend to answer to government officials on some level, and elected officials have political agendas. While I would generally trust government reports, domestic violence has become the new McCarthyism, and these radical feminists wield a lot of influence through fear mongering. For the record, I don't know or care which sex is abused more. Justice should not be based on statistics. A victim is a victim, and gender should have nothing to do with justice. That's like saying, "Well, if there's a fight between a black guy and a white guy, statistics show that the black guy is more likely to have started it. Therefore, let's tip the burden of proof onto the black guys to protect innocent white guys." We are Americans. We do not administer justice based on what the statistics say about a person's group. We administer justice on an individual-by-individual basis.