To the Editor: It is predictable that Dr. Felson would be unhappy with my review of his book. In terms of Dr. Felson’s criticisms, I feel that the quotes from his book that I used in my review justify my claims. He also misunderstands my point. Violence against women is different from violence experienced by men. Violence against men is most often committed by other men (1), whereas North American women are more likely to be killed, beaten, or sexually assaulted by a male partner or former partner than by a stranger (1, 2). It is not that men hate women. Many partners and ex-partners who abuse women maintain that they love them. They physically abuse them because they can. When some men feel angry, frustrated, threatened, jealous, fearful, or demeaned by others, they can take out their feelings on their female partners. Why can they? It is because men more often have the greater physical strength, financial clout, and societal power to control their partners. Women, for a variety of psychological and practical reasons, hesitate to report such crimes, and, even if they do, courts are poor at protecting them.