West Australian inquiry into family & domestic violence (2019)

I heard about this strategy via the One in Three organisation. The relevant page in the WA government agency’s web site is here. By way of background, some other references to West Australian ‘initiatives’ or news can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 29 March 2019. “The State Government is developing a 10 … Continue reading West Australian inquiry into family & domestic violence (2019)

*That* West Australian Government DV Helpline web page – Some further background

This blog post follows an earlier post of mine entitled ‘Addressing systemic gender bias in the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support‘. That item discussed the gender bias that is very evident in a particular WA Government web page promoting a domestic violence helpline service. The same WA government web page was also the focus of … Continue reading *That* West Australian Government DV Helpline web page – Some further background

More feminist censorship: Cancellation of the Australian premiere of The Red Pill movie

“When feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men’s Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate-group aiming to turn back the clock on women’s rights, but when she spends a year … Continue reading More feminist censorship: Cancellation of the Australian premiere of The Red Pill movie

That tired old feminist chestnut that is the ‘gender wage gap’ lives on in the Australian media

It’s hard to believe, but white knight politicians, feminists and media commentators alike are still banging this drum. How many times does the existence of a ‘pay gap’ arising from gender discrimination, need to be debunked before it is finally put to rest? It’s notable that the relevant Australian Wikipedia entry simply compares the average male and female rates … Continue reading That tired old feminist chestnut that is the ‘gender wage gap’ lives on in the Australian media

Dealing with mens issues – The current situation in Australia

This view of the current situation in relation to addressing mens issues in Australia has been compiled by one who is relatively new to the field. As such it may contain some errors or omissions, so please feel free to contribute further information or correct any inadvertent mistakes. Australian men’s issues have both a physical and … Continue reading Dealing with mens issues – The current situation in Australia

On Australian men seeking foreign partners

Some time ago I bookmarked an article entitled ‘Why overseas women love Aussie men‘. I was intrigued how the writer (a guy, by the way), managed to package a subject that could easily rankle female readers into something quite palatable. The potentially prickly subject he tackled was the phenomenon of men seeking partners from outside Australia. In fact … Continue reading On Australian men seeking foreign partners

Western men with Asian women: Gender relations through a different frame of reference

Those who have spent a reasonable amount of time in Thailand would have recognised a strange and intriguing dynamic between western men, western women and Thai women. It is of particular interest to yours truly as it provides an opportunity to examine – from a different perspective – the current state of play between the … Continue reading Western men with Asian women: Gender relations through a different frame of reference

Partners in alms: A primer on the ‘Domestic Violence Industry’

The most visible elements of the Domestic Violence lobby in Australia are advocacy groups such as ‘Our Watch‘ and ‘White Ribbon Campaign‘, and front-line service providers such as ‘DV Connect‘ and ‘Domestic Violence NSW‘. There are however several more significant pieces in this jigsaw, including: Feminist politicians and male colleagues imbued with a surfeit of … Continue reading Partners in alms: A primer on the ‘Domestic Violence Industry’

Regarding assaults and deaths in aged care homes

“Law reforms, including harsh criminal penalties, may be needed for elder abuse to be taken seriously in Australia, delegates at a national elder abuse conference have been told. Brisbane-based elder law specialist Brian Herd joined Canadian gerontologist Dr Gloria Gutman in likening the significance of elder abuse today to that of domestic violence 30 years … Continue reading Regarding assaults and deaths in aged care homes

Addressing systemic gender bias in the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support

Imagine for a moment that you are a guy living in Western Australia. You are enduring periodic violent outbursts from your partner, and one night you go online looking for help. You come across the following web page: Now I ask you, would you be likely to contact this agency for help? Or would you … Continue reading Addressing systemic gender bias in the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support