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Aug142016

Please thank Minister Goward for providing services to male victims of family violence

The NSW Government has committed to providing $13 million over four years for Victims Services to pilot new responses for male victims of domestic and family violence, through expert NGO support (you can find details of the Tender process here).

This rollout is a historic Australia-first initiative and hopefully the first of many. It is the first step towards gender equity for family violence victims. It comes after 7 years of lobbying by the One in Three Campaign alongside other individuals and organisations.

The funding for these services is a new stream, and has NOT been taken out of the budget for women's services. Nevertheless we expect Minister Pru Goward to receive a great number of angry letters dismayed at her decision to support male victims.

PLEASE take 5 minutes to email Minister Goward at office@goward.minister.nsw.gov.au to thank her for providing services to male victims of family violence. Even a short one-sentence thank you email is enough.

Thanks for your support!

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Thanks.
A ray of sun light in vast blackened sky. There is a quite a storm. Too often the closest to light is lightening.
Thanks for not being another bolt of lightening.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndyC

A few months ago I was shocked to read of research showing that females attacked males in domestic violence. I, like so many members of the public, had seen too many government campaigns which denied that domestic violence is also female aggressors attacking male victims.

I tracked down some of the people involved in this area and they confirmed that to the best of their knowledge the research was correct and that the feminist version is a myth.

I felt a need to do something, but what could I do? I set-up a website and searched for experts who would allow me to publish their articles or studies. https://domvil.wordpress.com/ Two of the authors published there are from Australia (the others are from Britain and America).

I am pleased to see that Australia seems to be open to reality and is not completely down the rabbit hole of feminist ideological delusion.

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMia Sukun

Thank you for recognizing that domestic violence is not gender specific and men suffer DV at the hands of women in huge numbers. On a personal note, I worked with 4 men who left their wives because their wives were violent so I know only too well it happens, and happens a lot. While $13M over 4 years is a good start, much more is needed to deal with the magnitude of DV against men. Please do all you can to understand the magnitude of the issue and help the men who need it and deserve it.

Over 200 studies from organizations like the following have PROVEN DV is equal and NOT gender specific, (by the way, this is a very tiny sample from a 59 page document full of links like these).

. Harvard, (The Harvard study found that when violence was one-sided, meaning unprovoked, both men and the women themselves who took the study said 70% OF THE TIME IT WAS THE WOMEN WHO COMMITTED VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MEN.)

. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (1 in 4 men have been physically abused (slapped, pushed, shoved) by an intimate partner),

. CanLan Canada (Canada - 65% of Women Reported That They Regularly Hit Their Husbands), Statistics Canada (In 2014, equal proportions of men and women reported being victims of spousal violence during the preceding 5 years, 4%, respectively)

. The national Institute of Mental Health (They report that roughly 6 million women a year are victims of some level of domestic violence in the United States. However, it is widely ignored that the same studies consistently found that an equal number of men were experiencing domestic violence and an even greater number, 2.2 million men per year, are being seriously assaulted by their female partners.)

. California State University (286 scholarly investigations: 221 empirical studies and 65 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. The aggregate sample size in the reviewed studies exceeds 371,600.

. British Psychological Society's Division of Forensic Psychology - women are more likely to be “intimate terrorists,” or physically aggressive to their partners than men.

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Martin

Sounds good, but beware of feminists bearing gifts.

August 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pigman

ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program on 10 August aired a segment titled ‘Male victims of domestic violence’. The segment starts with information about female victims (!) but interviews with a female perpetrator and a male victim are worth hearing.

Browse to
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/past-programs/

You can press Listen or Download
This is the Download page
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160810.mp3

August 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMark Muirhead

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