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National Press Club: Rosie Batty answers question about male victims and female perpetrators (YouTube video)

Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.

Here she answers a question from Fairfax journalist Ron Aggs about male victims, female perpetrators, same-sex relationships and broader family violence.


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Rosie Batty is abusing what is a rare event in Australia ( ie the killing of a a child or a female partner by a male spouse), to demonize half of the population. Batty's personal experience is tragic but it comprises a very tiny part of the much more prevalent and widespread incidence of intimate partner cruelty and violence in this country. DV is about aggressive people (men and women) who want to control their partners and get their own way. The majority of the abuse is emotional and women are generally more articulate and capable of emotional abuse than men are. This is clear from the research on childhood bullying and work place bullying in Australia. DV is a huge problem in Australia and causes most of the misery in this country for men, women and children. Violent and aggressive women are even more dangerous because the police will not intervene when the female partner is violent. The police will also not believe the man is in need of help. The research is now coming out of countries like Sweden that shows that single fathers are just as capable and make even better parents than single mothers. The old excuse of not prosecuting the mother because she is better for the children, is based on a myth. No the real problem in Australia is its macho values. The police and justice system simply do not respect weak men as worthy human beings. That is the culture, because men must be tough and get ready for war. Australian culture only values men who are prepared to suffer and die for his country. Not ninnies who complain about being beaten up by their wives. Rosie Batty is reinforcing this culture of dehumanizing ordinary,men in this country. What is needed is a massive call for men to come forward to tell their stories as victims. Men must feel safe to do this. They need to be protected from the macho sadists who are looking for an excuse to beat up weaker men. It will take time to change the culture but weak men and nerds are the future of Australia. They are the cerebral ones and Australian society is losing their talents by denying them protection from harm and humiliation.

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFactsseeker

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