BBC3 show aimed to shed light on public perceptions of violent women
But documentary received criticism for casting blame on outside factors
Tweeters were 'disappointed that it was sympathetic towards abusers'
By Caroline Garnar: Viewers of a BBC Three documentary which looked at the rise of female violence have taken to Twitter to criticise the show for offering excuses for the perpetrators.
The Rise of Female Violence, which aired last night at 9pm, aimed to highlight society's skewed perceptions of female-on-male violence versus-male-on female violence.
But by offering alcohol and 'low self respect' as reasons behind women's violent behaviour, people took to Twitter to argue: 'People don't look for all these excuses when a man attacks a woman. So why are we making excuses for women's bad behaviour?'