RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Sunday
Nov012009

Now, the Indian man cries domestic violence

Domestic violence is the number one cause of suicide among married men, according to India's National Crime Record Bureau. If 'Men are from Mars, and Women from Venus', then, who's beating the crap out of the Indian man in the sanctity of his marital home? It appears that the standard roles appear to have been reversed, at least in India, if the cries of battered husbands are anything to go by. Now, helpless and harassed men are demanding protection from their abusive wives and in-laws. While stringent Indian laws have protected the fairer sex from domestic violence, now it is the Indian man who laments he is out in the cold.

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Tuesday
Oct062009

Jury out in Tara shotgun murder case

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the murder trial of four people charged with killing a man gunned down after his son was involved in a lovers tiff. A Brisbane Supreme Court jury retired late yesterday after having been told Western Darling Downs John Frank Hoghes was murdered when he rushed to the aid of his son Matthew when he was threatened as the result of an acrimonious split with his then pregnant girlfriend, Sarah Heathcote. Michael Crothers, 47, Colin Robert Rogers, 48, David Robin Heathcote, 23, and his mother Yvonne Heathcote, 43, have each pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to the murder of John Frank Hoghes, 38, and aggravated burglary at Tara, 300kms west of Brisbane, on May 3, 2007. Prosecutor Philip McCarthy said Matthew Hoghes, then aged 19, had just broken up from a lengthy relationship with Sarah Heathcote when the issue was raised about who was the father of her unborn child. He said Sarah, who had returned to live with her mother Yvonne Heathcote in Gatton, and her family called Matthew to make arrangements to collect her personal property from the rented home they had shared at Tara. The jury was told Yvonne Heathcote telephoned Matthew on several occasions and threatened to exact revenge and severely beat him when they arrived to collect the property, which he left at the fence line of the rural property.

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Thursday
Sep242009

Why I loathe feminism and believe it will ultimately destroy the family (UK)

Erin Pizzey set up the world's first refuge for battered women in 1971 - and went on to establish an international movement for victims of domestic violence. But what she has never made public before is that her own childhood was scarred by the shocking cruelty of both her parents. Here, for the first time, she tells the full harrowing story - and how it led her to a surprising, but deeply felt, conclusion...

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Monday
Sep142009

Sharp rise in number of women guilty of domestic violence (UK)

The number of women guilty of domestic violence has risen sharply and has been blamed on the agression fuelled “ladette” culture. There has been a four fold increase in the number of women convicted of attacking their partners in just five years, figures show. Some experts are concerned it is a sign of a growing culture of violence among women, with binge drinking now rife in both sexes. Overall, the number of reported incidents of domestic violence has increased by 30 per cent but convictions remain very low at just 6.4 per cent, or one in 15, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.

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Friday
Sep112009

Police: Michigan Mom Found Long-Lost Son Online, Raped Him

Michigan police say a 35-year-old mother used the Internet to track down the son she gave up for adoption a decade ago, seducing and raping the teenage boy when she found him after an online search.

Aimee Louise Sword of Waterford Township, near Detroit, was arraigned this week on three charges of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape of her biological son, whom she put up for adoption more than 10 years ago, MyFOXDetroit reported.

Prosecutors say the boy is still a minor, but won't disclose whether he knew the woman was his mother — a situation that has horrified mental health experts who are calling the case "an abomination."

"I don't think I've heard of another case like this in my career," said Dr. Gerald Shiener, chief of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit.

"Our first reaction to hearing about something like this is that this is every man's nightmare. It's an abomination," he told MyFOXDetroit.

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