I suggested that there were two important questions to address:
- Is there a disproportionate frequency of abuse and murder of women and children by men living with women who have children by previous relationships?
- If so, is there a causative link between such patterns of relationship and abuse, or is it merely a co-factor of other determinants (eg chaotic life style, educational levels, deprivation, poverty)?
It seems that there is some research on the first of these (and it confirms my suspicions).
The research is reported in an article called Suffer the Little Children: Cohabitation and the Abuse of America's Children (here).
The source reports makes chilling reading in all their findings; but what struck me particularly is this, which I quote verbatim from the first report cited (available here):
'Children living with their married biological parents universally had the lowest rate, whereas those living with a single parent who had a cohabiting partner in the
household had the highest rate in all maltreatment categories. Compared to children
living with married biological parents, those whose single parent had a live-in partner had more than 8 times the rate of maltreatment overall, over 10 times the rate of abuse, and nearly 8 times the rate of neglect.'
Is anybody telling young women that, as they preach the doctrine that the only sexual morality they need to consider is the morality of desire and mutual consent?
This is one of the true fruits of the so-called sexual liberation: but as a society, we dare not even discuss it.