Her comment left me thinking, but without any real answers. Why are men more likely to repeat abuse? What is it about being abused as a child for a man that makes it more likely to turn around and abuse? I’ve read the same statistics she has, and while it’s been a long time since I actively worried about being accused of abuse based solely on those statistics, I wonder if I’ll worry about it as my nephew and neices get older and I spend time with them without their parents.
I know I wouldn’t abuse them, or any other kids, so it is difficult for me to really answer the question about why men are more likely to repeat it. I have theories, much like Emily’s, but no real concrete ideas.
What ideas do you have?