There has been a lot of comment on SPN recently about the wiles of women and how careful men have to be. One third of the DG is dedicated to this topic and it has been used as a reason to malign women and treat them as inferior citizens. 'Educating' only one group about the bad points of the oppposite gender is gender discrimination at its highest and flies against the obejctives of Guru Nanak Dev ji and the other Gurus when they supported women and counteracted such arguments. Once again, there is a need for balance in the issue. I wish to use hard facts and research to show this attitude has no realistic basis. The wiles of women is a way for a patriarchal society to justify the suppression of women. The original papers are attached as PDFs for interested persons. Here are some quotes from the research paper which are critical to its conclusions and pointing the way to the truth about differences in men and women. "Criminologists agree that the gender gap in crime is universal: Women are always and everywhere less likely than men to commit criminal acts." "females participate in substantially less violent crime than males during the course of their criminal careers" "females are far less likely than males to repeat their violent offenses" "females are far more likely to desist from further violence" "Patriarchal power relations shape gender differences in crime, pushing women into crime through victimization, role entrapment, economic marginality, and survival needs." "Nowhere is the gender ratio more skewed than in the great disparity of males as offenders and females as victims of sexual and domestic abuse." "The role of inequality may be seen in career paths of female teens who drift into criminality as a consequence of running away from sexual and physical abuse at home." "Even prostitution—often considered a female crime—is essentially a male dominated or -controlled criminal enterprise. Police, pimps, businessmen who employ prostitutes, and clients—virtually all of whom are male—control, in various ways, the conditions under which the prostitute works." "Gender differences in moral development and an apparent greater inherent readiness of women to learn parenting and nurturing predispose women toward an “ethic of care” that restrains women from violence and other criminal behavior injurious to others. In contrast, men who are conditioned toward status-seeking, yet marginalized from the world of work, may develop an amoral world view in which the “takers” gain superior status at the expense of the “givers.”" "women take greater risks to sustain valued relationships, whereas males take greater risks for reasons of status or competitive advantage." "However, Dobash et al (1992) point out that the context of spousal violence is dramatically different for men and women. Compared to men, women are far more likely to kill only after a prolonged period of abuse, when they are in fear for their lives and have exhausted all alternatives. A number of patterns of wife-killing by husbands are rarely if ever found when wives kill husbands: murder-suicides, family massacres, stalking, and murder in response to spouse infidelity." "female involvement in white collar crime was on the increase, in fact it is almost nonexistent in more serious occupational and/or business crimes, like insider trading, price-fixing, restraint of trade, toxic waste dumping, fraudulent product commerce, bribery, and official corruption, as well as large-scale governmental crimes (for example, the Iran-Contra affair and the Greylord scandal). Even when similar on-the-job opportunities for theft exist, women are still less likely to commit crime" "However, females frequently become involved in such crimes as accomplices to males, particularly in roles that at once exploit women’s sexuality and reinforce their traditional subordination to men" "For women to kill, they generally must see their situation as life-threatening, as affecting the physical or emotional well-being of themselves or their children." "the only offense categories where female arrest rates exceed those of males. The high percentage of female arrests in these two categories reflects both gender differences in marketability of sexual services and the continuing patriarchal sexual double standard. Although customers must obviously outnumber prostitutes, they are less likely to be sanctioned. Similarly, although self-report studies showmale rates of runaways to be as high as female rates, suspicion of sexual involvement makes female runaways more likely to be arrested" Here are some statistics for the US (Bureau of Justice) from 2009: Once again, I am not paraphrasing so there is no bias from me. I am only quoting directly from the document. Nonfatal intimate partner violence • Intimate partner violence includes victimization committed by spouses or exspouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, and ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends. • In 2008 females age 12 or older experienced about 552,000 nonfatal violent victimizations (rape/sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated or simple assault) by an intimate partner (a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend) (table 1). • In the same year, men experienced 101,000 nonfatal violent victimizations by an intimate partner. • The rate of intimate partner victimizations for females was 4.3 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older. The equivalent rate of intimate partner violence against males was 0.8 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older. Fatal intimate partner violence • Fatal intimate partner violence includes homicide or murder and non-negligent manslaughter, defined as the willful killing of one human being by another. • In 2007 intimate partners committed 14% of all homicides in the U.S. The total estimated number of intimate partner homicide victims in 2007 was 2,340, including 1,640 females and 700 males. Females made up 70% of victims killed by an intimate partner in 2007, a proportion that has changed very little since 1993. • Females were killed by intimate partners at twice the rate of males. In 2007 the rate of intimate partner homicide for females was 1.07 per 100,000 female residents compared to 0.47 per 100,000 male residents. Characteristics of rape/sexual assault • Rape includes forced sexual intercourse, both psychological coercion and physical force, and attempted rapes. Sexual assault includes a wide range of victimizations distinct from rape or attempted rape. • Based on the NCVS which interviews victims, females age 12 or older experienced an estimated 182,000 rapes or sexual assaults in 2008, and males experienced 40,000 rapes or sexual assaults. • The rates of rape or sexual assaults against females and males in 2008 were 1.4 and 0.3 per 1,000 persons age 12 or older, respectively. Characteristics of stalking • Data on stalking are from the NCVS Supplementary Victimization Survey (SVS), administered during January through June 2006. The SVS defined stalking as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. • During a 12-month period in 2005 and 2006, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking. • During the 12-month period an estimated 14 in every 1,000 persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking. • Females were at higher risk of stalking victimization than males. During the study period, females experienced 20 stalking victimizations per 1,000 females age 18 or older. The rate of stalking victimization for males was approximately 7 per 1,000 males age 18 or older. In the interests of balance I did look for a document specifically about male victims in crime but could not find anything. However, I did find a number of websites dedicated to male victims of domestic violence. Interestingly, a lot of these websites report the abuse occurring by other MEN in homosexual relationships. This is not to say that women do not commit abuse or crime. However, both the research and crime statistics show the wiles of men are much greater than the wiles of women.