Is domestic violence strictly a male phenomenon? Are all women who abuse their partners acting in self-defense? Is domestic violence about male privilege, power and control? In this book, the author conducts a meticulous and thorough examination of the research on domestic violence, coming to the unsettling conclusion that virtually everything we think we know about domestic violence is wrong. Exposing evidence of a deliberate governmental campaign to distort the truth and proliferate lies, he explains why honesty and candor are our only real hope for bringing an end to this enormous social problem.