Male-perpetrated violence is, unsurprisingly, soaked throughout culture and history. It’s not just a phenomenon confined to the bloody sands of ancient battlefields or the slave trade of America and Europe’s shameful legacies. It’s reflected in modern domestic violence statistics, showing that male-perpetrated domestic violence accounts for 91% of all domestic abuse prosecutions, and that 87% of all domestic homicides are perpetrated by men.
There is clearly a very current, prevalent, systemic issue with male-perpetrated violence in society. The incel movement is just another way in which this problem is being highlighted. And we need to do something about it.
- Emotional dysregulation (the inability to understand and control emotions) is associated with increased levels of domestic violence in both men and women.
- The men in the study who had taken psychedelics were associated with improved emotional regulation, however this finding did not exist with the women.
- Men with a history of psychedelic use are half as likely to commit violence against a partner.
These findings are not only interesting—they could also aid in healing the world by helping men get in touch with their feelings for the first time, which may lead to a significant reduction in overall violence.