Martin Fiebert’s Worldwide Literature Compilation

The work in question is, “References examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners: An annotated bibliography” by Martin S. Fiebert, Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, June 2012. Earlier versions of this review have appeared as publications, each succeeding paper accumulating further evidence, e.g., in Sexuality and Culture, 1997, 1, 273-286, and Sexuality and Culture, 2004, 8, (No. 3-4), 140-177, and Sexuality and Culture, 2010, 14 (1), 49-91.

The 2012 review included 286 scholarly investigations comprising in excess of 371,600 individual case studies worldwide. These led Fiebert to conclude that, “women are as physically aggressive as, or more aggressive than, men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners” and hence is consistent with The PASK Project.

The research reports reviewed by Fiebert relate primarily to the USA, but  also include 6 papers referring to the UK, a further 5 to Australia, 6 to New Zealand, 14 to Canada, and a smattering of other countries (Finland, India, Russia, Ukraine…).

The huge number of papers in this bibliography prevents a concise summary of their individual content here. However, this has been done by Fiebert and I strongly suggest you take a look at it, if only briefly. As a compromise see the selection in Appendix B of this report.

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