Sunday, January 2, 2011

Domestic Violence

03/02/05 Super Bull Sunday - Snopes
The claim that Super Bowl Sunday is "the biggest day of the year for violence against women" demonstrates how easily an idea congruous with what people want to believe can be implanted in the public consciousness and anointed as "fact" even when it has been fabricated out of whole cloth.

03/02/11 Domestic violence myths help no one - Christina Hoff Sommers
When the BBC journalists presented the deputy chief constable, Carmel Napier, from the town of Gwent with evidence that the World Cup abuse campaign was based on twisted statistics, she replied: "If it has saved lives, then it is worth it."

04/02/11 NFL Must Tackle Super Bowl Abuse Myth (Press Release) - Teri Stoddard
A victim rights group is calling on the National Football League to denounce the myth that Super Bowl Sunday is a “day of dread” for victims of abuse. Stop Abusive and Violent Environments – SAVE – believes such claims foster hysteria and trivialize the problem of domestic violence.


09/12/10 Yippee, We’re All Abusers Now! - Carey Roberts
Domestic violence has been plummeting in recent years. In 1976, the toll of men and women killed by their partners registered 2,944 deaths. Now it’s half that number.
But what comes as good news to American families turns out to be a mixed blessing for the domestic violence industry. After all, the Abuse Mavens don’t want to see their generous paychecks trimmed!
So a few years ago someone ginned up this grand scheme: Let’s exponentially broaden the definition of domestic violence.

27/01/11 Shout at your spouse and risk losing your home: It's just the same as domestic violence, warns woman judge
The decision also means that denying money to a partner or criticising them can count as violence and bring down draconian domestic violence penalties from the courts.

Violence Against Men

15/06/10 Boise woman charged with felony aggravated battery after domestic dispute
Police say a Boise woman was arrested on aggravated battery charges after she struck an adult male with a cane during a domestic dispute. The man had injuries on his arms and upper body.
16/06/10 The Face of an Abuser
According to women’s groups, abusers like Malorie Crisp do not exist, because domestic violence is all about perpetuating the patriarchy. Therefore, when a woman assaults a member of “the patriarchy”, it cannot possibly be domestic violence. Note how the article states that she was arrested for “aggravated battery,” whereas if it were a man arrested during a “domestic dispute” the police report would have indicated “domestic violence.” This is one method by which domestic violence rates are skewed to make it appear that women do not perpetrate domestic violence.

10/01/11 Hidden male victims of domestic abuse
"As a society, our acceptance and understanding of male domestic abuse seems to me to be 30 years behind the times. Some people try to tell me that male domestic abuse doesn't happen."

09/02/11 One in five victims of abuse in Cheshire is male
Assistant Chief Constable Phil Thompson said: "Domestic abuse knows no boundaries and it can happen to anyone at any time regardless of gender, age and sexuality. Men in particular find it hard to speak out if they are being abused."

Men's Rights Advocacy

17/12/10 Domestic violence policy is a 'war on men' claims Tory
'As an elected Conservative councillor, I am ashamed Theresa May has chosen to adopt totalitarian methods in the ongoing war against men by the feminist movement.'

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