DV Truths And Lies

Started by blackmanx, Jul 26, 2005, 01:22 PM

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I  have  found  this   interesting  article  about   how  the  media  wrongfully  stereotypes   men  into  batterers  and women  into victims.
They  ignore   female  perpetrators  of  domestic  violence  and  their  male  victims.   This  article  contains  a   lot  of  relevant  information.

y book, Men's Rights Activists.



You might also want to read what the founder of the world's first battered women's shelter has to say about how her well-intentioned effort was hijacked and perverted into anti-male bigotry.  Erin Pizzey founded the first refuge for battered wives in 1971.  She wrote "Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear" and was the darling of the feminist movement for a brief period in the 1970s.  But her refusal to adere to feminist dogma soon made her an outcast.  She had never had much use for them anyway.

For years, her bookabout violent women, "Prone to Violence", was suppressed.  It's online now at http://www.menweb.org/pronevio.htm .  Here's one very telling paragraph from the book's introduction:

During this time, and responding to so much publicity, other groups had formed to take up the idea of refuge for women and children. Many comprised good, loving people, both men and women, who sincerely wanted to help, but there were also the usual faces seen around all social movements, and I was wary enough to stay clear of their politics. I never saw Women's Aid as a movement that was hostile to men, but The National Federation, which quickly formed, made it quite clear that men were the enemy. This view totally rejected our own philosophy - which cannot be encapsulated in a political theory, but which recognises that the basis of the problem is a human one: violence occurs in both men and women. That is not a politically fashionable view in certain quarters, and, indeed, for them we were outcasts from the very beginning because we had always employed male workers at our Refuge - and we also ran a special house for the men of the problem families who sought our help.


I  know  of  Ms.  Pizzey's  work.
y book, Men's Rights Activists.


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