I've had other females threaten me, none followed through. And I've never had a male threaten me, so I can't really relay from personal experience. But it seems to me the problem is women are often smaller than men. And so basically women are viewed as weaker, even though I can carry a twin size matress from the bedroom to the curb. And I can lift heavy things (I don't do it often) and I don't work out. and I know I can hold my own, that being said I don't want to be abused. And I don't want to abuse someone I'm dating, though I know for a fact I am very capable of emotional abuse,I'm too much like my dad (who has emotionally and verbally abused my mom) to pretend that I'm not.
Just like women always get the child (no matter how much of psycho bitch she is, and even if the man would be a better fit) this needs to be changed, not view it in a he/she terms but a people terms. If the women is abusing the male and children, than she's the one who should lose custody. But women are suppose to be maternal---fuck that. I know guys who are way more maternal than I'll ever be. And so basically there's too much of a gender divide. Men are suppose to be able to do this, women are suppose to be able to do that. women can't harm a man as much as a man can harm a woman. Well I think with a gun they both can do equal harm. and stabbing hurts no matter who's doing it