RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Sunday
Dec132009

A crude hatchet job on men's rights

Men's Rights activists should be a little bit pleased. They've been noticed. Enough to merit a vitriolic attack on them in the Melbourne Herald Sun.

The hatchet job columnist is a guy by the name of David Penberthy. He ridicules the idea that women might be the perpetrators rather than the victims of domestic violence. He laughs at the idea that there might be domestic violence victims called Nige and Bazza,

hiding in the broom cupboard begging for mercy as the little lady gives them the rounds of the kitchen.

And so he endorses the White Ribbon Day campaign which blames men as a class, male culture and male privilege for domestic violence - with the implication that masculinity itself is anti-social and must be deconstructed.

The problem with Penberthy's argument is that women often are the perpetrators of domestic violence. They are the perpetrators of domestic violence against men, children and other women. One statistic alone is telling here. In 2007, in the Australian state of New South Wales, 2336 women were charged with domestic violence offences.

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Friday
Dec112009

One in three campaign launched

The Newcastle Trades Hall Council Report reports...

A new campaign for male victims of family violence was launched on International Men’s Day November 19th. The One in Three campaign is named after the little known fact that up to one in three victims of sexual assault and at least one in three victims of family violence is male.

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Wednesday
Dec092009

Body-in-suitcase mother jailed

A Sydney woman who choked her two-year-old son and stuffed his body in a suitcase has been sentenced to at least 19 years’ jail. Rachel Pfitzner, 28, pleaded guilty to killing Dean Shillingsworth in October 2007. The NSW Supreme Court heard that Pfitzner held the child up by the hood of his jumper until he began to choke, then threw him to the floor. She later wrapped his body in plastic before stuffing it in the suitcase, which she dumped in a duck pond at Ambarvale in Sydney’s south-west. The suitcase was later found by a group of children.

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Tuesday
Dec082009

Jonathan Kay: How did the Ecole Polytechnique anniversary get transformed into a festival of cynical, hyperfeminist propaganda? (Canada)

On July 12, 1995, Serbian forces near Srebrenica began cleansing the local population of Muslims. Like the Nazis who greeted Jews at the concentration camps, the Serb commanders sent their prey off in different directions. Women and children were put on buses, and expelled to the Muslim-majority Bosniak territory up north. But the men, including boys as young as 14, were directed instead to a building described as the “White House.” They never came out. Most were killed with a single bullet to the head, but others were left to die through more gruesome methods. More than 8,000 Bosniaks perished in the Srebrenica massacre, all but a few dozen of them male.

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Tuesday
Dec082009

Barbara Kay: Twenty years after the Montreal Massacre, it’s time to end the moral pogrom against Canadian men (Canada)

In the local high school this week each class got a ten minute seminar on Marc Lepine and violence against women. This is a scandal. The persistent notion that one in three women will be violently assaulted in her lifetime is an egregious lie. Spousal homicides of approximately fifty women killed by men (and about 30 men killed by women) a year in a nation of 35 million people is individually tragic, but statistically meaningless as a social trend. Secondly, in this Soviet-era show trial performance, the school is needlessly frightening girls - while assuring them they are incapable themselves of ever hurting a man, another egregious lie - and shamelessly denigrating boys by virtue of their sex, pretty well assuring them that they are monsters at heart, and need special indoctrination to make sure they don’t all turn out to be Jack the Rippers.

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