US: No gender gap for college victims of violence

Young men and women in college are equally likely to be victims of physical or emotional violence, a new study shows, writes Stephanie Lee for Inside Higher Ed. Published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the study comes from a survey of about 2,000 students who sought treatment at health clinics at five universities in Wisconsin, Seattle and Vancouver in 2006-07.

Similar rates of young men and women - 17% and 16% respectively - reported experiencing violence within the previous six months. While men were more likely to report physical abuse, women reported a high rate of emotional abuse, which was defined as acts like "repeated ridicule, threatening statements, destroying belongings and unreasonable jealousy" and considered separate from physical violence. The kinds of perpetrators also differed by gender, according to the study.
Full article on the Inside Higher Ed site