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Statement from One in Three re ABC TV #QandA Family Violence Special @QandA


On Feb 12 an ABC TV producer contacted Greg Andresen, Senior Researcher from One in Three, inviting him to join the Q&A panel for their special show on Family Violence on Monday Feb 23.

Unfortunately Mr Andresen was unavailable, so on Feb 15 he declined the ABC's invitation.

The ABC producer called Mr Andresen on Feb 16 asking whether another male representative from One in Three would be available to take part.

Unfortunately no male representatives were available, so Mr Andresen wrote to the ABC offering them Dr Elizabeth Celi for the Q&A panel. Dr Celi is a psychologist, men's health advocate and author of Breaking the Silence: A Practical Guide for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse. She is eminently qualified, has done extensive media work and has been involved with the work of One in Three since it's launch in 2009.

The ABC declined One in Three's offer and instead chose Mr Simon Santosha for the panel.

The One in Three Campaign, which campaigns against all family violence and advocates for the one third of victims who are male, feels the presence of Dr Celi could have added valuable clinical insight and statistical information not normally included in the public discussion when looking for solutions to this pressing social issue.

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Why are there so many misandrists out there proactively shutting down men who advocate for male victims (usually because they've been or still are victims themselves, so they know what it's like)? Why didn't QandA recognise that misandry is hate and justly delete those trolls spreading hate on the QandA page? They had even left comments complaining to QandA for allowing men to comment on the page, particularly if they quoted anything that they alledged was from "MRA" and said in a tone that it's all made up if it's from this group or if they said "hey, not all men are violent bastards you know" or something along the line. They scoff patronisingly and you can almost hear them rolling their eyes at it, like it's all a big joke and manipulating the thoughts of those early entering the conversation/debate to believe that it's some fraudulent stuff, not to be taken seriously and provocatively antagonising the male victim. It's terrible.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

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