Emily had an interesting comment to that post about repeating abuse. Go ahead, read it.
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?