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:

WA_DViolence_helpline

Now I ask you, would you be likely to contact this agency for help? Or would you think, “I’m embarrassed enough already, I don’t want to speak with people who are going to automatically assume that I am the one responsible for the violence.”

Personally I think the web page displays disgraceful anti-male bias and so on 19 May 2014 I emailed the relevant agency stating:

“I wish to draw your attention to material contained in your web site which I consider to be hugely inappropriate. The relevant page is http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/crisisandemergency/pages/domesticviolencehelplines.aspx

Please be advised – and surely I should not need to inform your department of this fact – but there are in fact such people as female perpetrators of IPV and male victims of IPV. Indeed some studies assert that there is symmetry between genders, ie. equal or almost equal numbers of male/female victims/perpetrators.

If your staff are not aware of this fact then please circulate and study the list of references provided below. As it stands now, the content of your web page is outrageously biased against men and should be re-written to be gender-neutral and not suggest to all readers all men are perpetrators of DV.

For your attention and action at the earliest opportunity please.”

I received the following reply the next day:

“Thank you for your email dated 19 May concerning the language used to describe the roles of the Men’s and Women’s Domestic Violence Helplines.

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is funded to provide telephone based counselling, information, support and referral for men who self- identify  as at risk of, or who are using violence.  It is acknowledged that both women and men can be victims of family and domestic violence.  Should a man experiencing such violence contact the Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline he would be provided with any necessary services and supported accordingly by the telephone counsellor. Counsellors are experienced and their training enables them to identify all scenarios and work with the caller and their presenting issues.

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is funded to provided telephone based counselling, information, support and referral for women who are experiencing family and domestic violence.

This is the purpose of the Helplines and the description provided on the website reflects as such.

For all individuals and families who are experiencing violence, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support also provides the following support options:

  • 24/7 Crisis Care service, this is a crisis intervention service providing an immediate response to an individual or family experiencing a crisis, examples include any person experiencing family and domestic violence.
  • Family helpline, 24/7 telephone counselling service providing counselling, support, information and referral to an individual or family experiencing a range of issues.

These services are also on the department’s website.

I hope this response has been useful in advising you of the department’s services to those who are experiencing family and domestic violence from all perspectives. Thank you again for your email.”

And on the 21 May I wrote back to the department saying:

“Thank you for your prompt response to my concerns regarding the content of the web page provided in relation to your helplines. I take it from your response that you do not consider that the wording of the page displays undue bias against men, and consequently you do not propose to amend the content of the page.

We do however agree on the key point that there are both male and female aggressors and male and female victims of aggression, and that all should have access to support and assistance from your organisation.

It is my position, as I think it would be that of any reasonable person reading your web page, that the second sentence of each respective paragraph implies that your service is provided for the use of males who are aggressors and females who are victims, viz.:

“This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence”, and “This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive.”

I see no reason why the wording used in relation to the two helplines should not be identical, and I would suggest that such an amendment would be entirely appropriate. Consider for example the following suggested re-wording:

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women who are either experiencing family or domestic violence OR who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. Our service offers phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer women to safe accommodation if required.

Telephone (08) 9223 1188 Free call 1800 007 339

MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for men who are either experiencing family or domestic violence OR who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. Our service offers phone counselling, information and advice, referral to local advocacy and support services, liaison with police if necessary and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence. The service can refer men to safe accommodation if required.

Telephone (08) 9223 1199 Free call 1800 000 599

Darren, I do hope you will give these suggestions due consideration and that you will see merit in removing the gender bias evident in the current page content, via making the proposed amendments. I firmly believe that the current bias is not just discriminatory and inappropriate in a general sense, but would surely also alienate men who might otherwise seek sympathetic assistance from your organization. I look forward to receiving your further response in due course.”

I never received a response to my email, but while I was waiting I scanned the various publications available in the Department’s web site. Unsurprisingly, they also display a high degree of gender bias against men. Some examples:

http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/FDV/Documents/Perpetrator%20Accountability%20in%20Child%20Protection%20Practice.pdf (Sub-titled “A resource for child protection workers about responding to and engaging with men who perpetuate family and domestic violence“. And no, there is no ‘sister’ publication provided for dealing with female abusers.

See page 7 under definition of ‘perpetrator’ where it helpfully points out that “some women also offend against their children“, but that it’s not their fault as “sometimes this reflects an attempt to prevent greater harm from the primary perpetrator of violence …” And yes, that would be a man.

http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/FDV/Documents/Freedom%20From%20Fear/Fact%20sheet-Has%20your%20partner%20hurt%20you.pdf (Written on the basis that the perpetrator of violence is male)

If you too feel that the Department should adopt a more professional and gender-neutral approach then I suggest you make your views known to the relevant Minister, the Honourable Helen Morton MLC (email to Minister.Morton@dpc.wa.gov.au). Alternatively, or in addition to a Ministerial letter, it might be appropriate to lodge a complaint in relation to sex discrimination.

As a footnote, I found this item entitled ‘Commission welcomes initiatives to address gender bias‘. Let’s see how they react when the perpetrator of gender bias is another state government agency.

Still in Western Australia, I noted a phrase in this March 2015 article about a new form of restraining order that is very telling in terms of its inherent anti-male bias:

“Family violence starts usually with the partner controlling every aspect of a woman’s life, the banking, who they speak to, where they go,” [Police Minister Liza Harvey] said.

I guess Liza didn’t say “every aspect of their partners life” as she is of the mistaken belief that all family violence is initiated by men. Shame on you Ms Harvey! But look at the Facebook posts concerning this article – clearly not everyone is buying the feminist perspective.

Note that there is a follow-up post to this one, entitled *That* West Australian Government DV Helpline web page – Some further background

There are also various other posts within this blog concerning domestic violence, perhaps you might like to start with the one entitled domestic violence is not a gendered issue – So why the sexist bias against men?

See also:

Reddit discussion thread on this topic dated November 2015

Reddit mensrights discussion thread on this topic dated March 2015, that features some very interesting comments from concerned individuals. See in particular, comments from ‘dragonsandgoblins‘, also ‘fetafett’, ‘border-box’, ‘Il128’, ‘deadfallpro’, ‘Raditz10’, ‘pookabot’ and ‘regeya’.

WA domestic violence laws pose an insidious threat, by Augusto Zimmermann (24 September 2016)

‘Sunrise’ TV show offers sop to feminists

Yet another case of two steps forward and one step back. In two earlier posts in this blog I described how members of the ‘Sunrise’ TV show purposefully stood their ground against strident feminist criticism. I had hoped that they would keep the positive momentum going with some segments about the excesses and mistruths of the contemporary feminist movement. Unfortunately that was not to be the case. Well, at least not yet. (Postscript: Pleased to see ‘Sunrise’ step up with this interview with MRA Paul Elam on 5 July 2014 … kudos to ‘Sunrise’)

I just watched a segment on ‘Sunrise‘ – an interview involving Michael Kaufman of the ‘White Ribbon Campaign‘ and Sunrise’s resident ‘White Knight‘, Andrew O’Keefe . The segment came across as something of an attempt by ‘Sunrise’ to win back some street-cred with pro-feminist viewers. It’s sad that they feel the need to curry favour with a movement represented by thisthis and this.

The ‘White Ribbon Campaign‘ is a pro-feminist organisation whose goal is to stop violence by men towards women. They ignore violence by women, and for the most part they ignore violence by men towards other men. They do acknowledge problems that disproportionately affect men like suicide and homelessness, but claim that these are a reflection of the pressures of gender stereotypes imposed on boys and men (i.e. be a man!). The solution, they say, is for men to be comfortable showing what are seen as feminine attributes – and then they would not have to hurt women. The ‘White Ribbon’ crowd thus conveniently choose to ignore more potent forces such as the increasingly toxic environment in schools and universities for male students, the pervasive anti-male bias in the media, etc etc.

By all means please do address the problem of violence – violence by people of all genders. And by all means address the imposition of negative gender stereotypes – again, by people of all genders. But by focussing entirely on violence by men towards women, the White Ribbon Campaign reinforces the prevailing stereotype of men as brutes and women as victims. That being the case, they are as much part of the problem as they are part of the solution.

One of the outcomes of this telescopic view of ‘domestic violence = mens violence towards women’ is the trivialising of the other dimensions of intimate partner violence (i.e. womens violence towards men, male on male violence, and female on female violence). This bias is a pervasive influence across society, and is discussed and demonstrated in another blog post which includes links to videos showing public reaction to male and female actors playing out different scenarios of partner violence.

The concerns of others regarding the White Ribbon Campaign can be ascertained by googling on the words ‘White Ribbon Campaign criticism’ (some examples herehereherehere, here and here). 

 

Don’t be that hypocrite

In November 2010 a Canadian organisation called ‘Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton‘ (SAVE) devised an ‘educational’ poster campaign. They called it “Don’t be that guy“. True to the feminist narrative, and despite statistical evidence to the contrary, it ignores male victims and female perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence.

By way of background, in this post I note that a large proportion of the perpetrators of sexual assault are women and girls, whilst elsewhere I talk about the issue of false rape allegations. In this post I discuss the incidence of paedophilia and underage sex by females. Here, in this post, I note that the initiators of domestic violence are about 50/50 male and female. And finally, in this post I highlight the increasing extent of violence by women and girls.

Thus there can be no question that it would have been equally valid (or invalid) to run a parallel “Don’t be that girl” campaign – which SAVE did not do. Perhaps there was a funding constraint … or maybe it was an ideological one. Anyway, in recognition of this anomaly, an organisation called ‘Mens Rights Edmonton’ (MRE) launched their very own “Don’t be that girl” poster campaign.

Clearly targeting male perpetrators is seen by many as not merely appropriate, but as ‘striking a righteous blow against <insert feminist term of your choice here>’. But turn the spotlight onto female perpetrators and oh dear, suddenly that same approach is – you guessed it – HATEFUL and SEXIST.

Thus the feminist response was along these lines …

punching_bag

Caitlin McGuire ‏@eastcoastkto  

You know there are assholes everywhere, but these women-shaming men’s right posters make me question who put them up in Halifax?

@BryonyHouse Never thought you would be. It just sucked seeing your name being used for hate.

Nope, that’s right, it doesn’t matter if the statistics back it up. It doesn’t matter if sending out a message to ALL likely perpetrators might be more productive in terms of, you know, actually protecting innocent victims. No, no, no, the important thing here is that due respect is shown to women, and particularly feminist women, at all times.

Reading the various feminist responses to the MRE poster campaign it’s quite clear that they just don’t ‘get it’. They saw the MRE posters merely as a “parody” of their campaign, and one that had no purpose other than to antagonise. Some feminists even went so far as to suggest that the MRE campaign advocated rape.

The fact that the MRE campaign was based on a truthful premise and in a way dovetailed with feminists’ own efforts, didn’t enter into their thought processes. So deeply has the ‘women good/men bad/MRA worse!’ mantra permeated into their psyche that they have lost all sense of perspective or reason.

Unless of course the SAVE view was that a different type of approach might be more effective for female perpetrators. In which case the obvious question is what form this approach should take, and when can we expect to see it rolled out?

Ideally of course we would be targeting that small minority of individuals who are perpetrators, not huge slabs of the population comprising mainly innocent people. Have a look at the article linked below to see how the ‘don’t be that guy’ concept might be applied to other groups in society, e.g. ‘don’t be that negro’.

http://www.genderratic.com/p/3098/dont-be-that-girl/

As I’m typing this I’m recalling something said in the February 2014 letter by RAINN to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault:

“In the last few years, there has been an unfortunate trend towards blaming “rape culture” for the extensive problem of sexual violence on campuses. While it is helpful to point out the systemic barriers to addressing the problem, it is important to not lose sight of a simple
fact: Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime.

While that may seem an obvious point, it has tended to get lost in recent debates. This has led to an inclination to focus on particular segments of the student population (e.g., athletes), particular aspects of campus culture (e.g., the Greek system), or traits that are common in many millions of law-abiding Americans (e.g., “masculinity”), rather than on the subpopulation at fault: those who choose to commit rape. This trend has the paradoxical effect of making it harder to stop sexual violence, since it removes the focus from the individual at fault, and seemingly mitigates personal responsibility for his or her own actions.”

See also: 

http://judgybitch.com/2014/03/25/dont-be-that-guy-heres-whats-wrong-with-that-message-corrected/

http://globalnews.ca/news/1229905/obscene-posters-in-halifax-have-police-city-mulling-legal-action/

http://globalnews.ca/news/706030/dont-be-that-girl-posters-in-edmonton-spark-outrage/

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/edmonton-anti-rape-parody-posters-called-appalling-offensive-190557450.html

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/12/mens_rights_dopes_strike_again/ (Article tiresome but some of the readers comments worth noting)

http://o.canada.com/news/mens-rights-posters-dont-be-that-girl-423582/

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Related posts within this blog:

On violence carried out by women and girls
Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – So why the sexist bias against men?
On sexual assault and unwanted sex
On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’
On the issue of false allegations of sexual assault
Paedophilia and underage sex: Not just male deviant behaviour
Persistent pro-feminist and anti-male bias in the mainstream media
About feminism & how it’s not about hating men

On violence perpetrated, or instigated, by women and girls

Most people were sickened to learn of this violent unprovoked attack on an old man in Australia, which was subsequently discussed in this rather insightful article by Jim Muldoon. One perpetrator subsequently went to court in September 2014 and walked free on a good behaviour bond. No surprise there.

This was not an isolated episode though, and there have been many recent instances of violent crimes involving female perpetrators. Including more attacks on the elderly man (a 2018 example). Indeed, the numbers of women committing violent crime is increasing significantly. Further, the gap between the rate at which violent crimes are committed by men and women is slowly narrowing as male perpetration has either plateaued or declined in many jurisdictions. This trend casts further doubt on the veracity of claims that the number of male victims of domestic assault is inconsequential.

Nevertheless, society generally looks on violence by females as being something far less serious or significant than violence by males, and punishes them accordingly. This is also evident, for example, in these filmed situations where first women and then men are assaulted in public. Worse still there is a growing sense, in some quarters, that female violence is often justifiable and is a facet of female empowerment.

It was also apparent in an August 2014 segment on the ‘Sunrise’ TV show when the panel joked about women filmed fighting on a train platform in Melbourne – their only concern being that a man didn’t intervene.

“A third of family murders involved a female as the killer. In sibling murders, females were 15% of killers, and in murders of parents, 18%. But in spouse murders, women represented 41% of killers. In murders of their offspring, women predominated, accounting for 55% of killers” (Source)

The paragraph above was extracted from a 1994 publication, not because patterns of gender perpetration have changed greatly but because the feminist filter has been imposed so completely now that we only see articles like this one that present statistics in a manner that suggests that women are the perpetual victims of oppressive male malevolence. (Reddit discussion thread here)

The first group of linked articles/papers below explore the general issue of violence by females. A second and subsequent collection of links relate to specific acts of violence by women/girls.

Note that there are many related posts within this blog, for example posts specifically dealing with women abusing their partnerskilling their partners, killing their children, neglecting/abusing the elderly, sexually abusing children/youth, and the neglect/non-sexual abuse of children.

Given all of the above it’s frightening how few anger management programs there are available for women here in Australia. In fact the only dedicated program of which I am aware is LifeWorks. If you know of others then please let me know and I will list them here.

Links to online sources dealing with the issue of violence by women/girls (other than specific incidents or case studies)

When women commit war crimes (28 October 2020)

Faces of 14 women who killed and how long they will spend behind bars (15 August 2020) UK

How ultra-violent girl gangs are responsible for terrifying new crime wave across Melbourne (2 June 2020)

What’s your emergency? (22 February 2020) A British TV series, this episode looking at the rise in female violence. Video

I’m not surprised female violence against men is on the rise (27 January 2020)

Domestic abuse by women triples in a decade with female attackers carrying out almost a third of assaults (26 January 2020)

Attacks on family members by women rise twice as fast as by men, new report shows (25 January 2020)

Australian Domestic Violence Homicide Statistics 2018 (19 June 2018) Most DV-related homicides in the first half of 2018 were committed by women. A reality very much at odds with the misandric messages issued by the feminists who have adopted the Eurydice Dixon tragedy as their current cause celebre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_differences_in_crime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_suicide_bomber A google search on the words ‘female suicide bomber’ will also reveal many papers on the subject as well as details of specific incidents that have appeared in the media (example).

“Women have increasingly assumed more operational roles in jihadist terrorism activities, as have minors and young adults. One in four (26%) of the arrestees in 2016 were women, a significant increase compared to 2015 (18%)” (Source)

Why don’t we admit it: Women commit domestic violence too (19 February 2019)

Slag (27 September 2017) Australian video by Gary Orsum

Female violence, society’s blind spot, by Hannah Wallen (4 August 2017) Video

Australia’s most dangerous women inmates (8 July 2017)

Ideal killers: ‘Young, beautiful, reckless’ female death squad (5 July 2017)

Don’t mess with a queen! Female rulers over the past 500 years have waged war more often than kings (28 April 2017)

Female domestic abuser: Why I hit my partner (1 March 2017) UK

Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high (20 September 2016) UK

Girls and their frenemies, by Linda Stade (19 September 2016)

Why ARE modern women so aggressive? It’s been called the dark side of equality – a surge in respectable women flying into violent rages for the most trivial reasons (15 September 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

“In 1957, men were responsible for 11 violent offences for every one perpetrated by a woman — today, that is four to one”

“Two in five victims of domestic violence in the UK are men. The number of women prosecuted for it rose from 1,575 in 2004/5 to 4,266 in 2008/9”

Isil bride Sally Jones’s role in training female recruits for attacks on West (12 September 2016)

Denying female domestic violence (28 August 2016) by Augusto Zimmermann

When women attack (25 August 2016) A Terence Popp video

Which sex is the most violent? You won’t be surprised! (10 August 2016)

The Gender of Domestic Violence (11 June 2016)

The Rise of Female Violence (7 June 2016)

Tasmanian budget 2016: Women’s prison to be expanded after spike in family violence by women (25 May 2016)

Shocking photos of woman who lost eye in stiletto attack emerge – as the shoe is revealed to be weapon of choice for drunk women across Britain (21 March 2016)

Girl fights: Are Aussie women becoming more violent? (18 March 2016)

European Queens Waged More Wars Than Kings (27 January 2016)

Feminism And The Manufacture Of A Modern Misogynist (18 December 2015)

Teenage girls using social media to plan public brawls, Queensland police warn (12 January 2016)

Female perpetrators of intimate abuse, by Donald D. Dutton, Tonia L. Nicholls, Alicia Spidel (3 January 2016)

Beiwel: Pardoning female domestic abusers sends the wrong message about feminism (14 December 2015)

Tashfeen Malik and the American women who became mass shooters (3 December 2015)

Refusing to talk about violent women hurts women more than it hurts men (25 November 2015)

Who was the woman in the suicide vest? (19 November 2015) with list of recent incidents involving female terrorists here

Just Say Goodbye – ‘Devoted’ Mothers Kill? (11 November 2015)

Confronted by Evidence, by Steve Carter (10 November 2015)

The Rise of Female Violence (8 November 2015) A BBC3 documentary, with reviews/rebuttals by Mike Buchanan here and HEqual here.

Girls Are the Fastest-Growing Group in the Juvenile Justice System (1 October 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

Another Drop Of Blood – Violence Is Genderless (14 September 2015)

America’s girls have a violence problem (7 September 2015)

Monsters Too Scary for Words (7 September 2015) Lengthy paper regarding female killers

Women who kill (28 August 2015)

Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath (10 August 2015)

ISIS’s female Gestapo wreaking terror on their own sex: They bite and whip any woman who steps out of line and force girls to become sex slaves. Most shocking of all? SIXTY of them are British (12 July 2015)

Alcohol-related injuries increasing for Australian women (20 June 2015)

Very important pussy (4 June 2015)

The ugly truth of female violence, by Jasmin Newman (28 April 2015) Australia

Women given ‘free pass’ on domestic violence, says former Nationals senator (7 January 2015)

If 10% of M&Ms are poisoned, shouldn’t the question be how they got that way? (1 September 2014)

Women more Violent and Controlling than Men: Various Studies find (27 June 2014) and related reddit discussion thread

Arrests of women in NSW are rising and now at a faster rate than men (30 May 2014)

The two facets of female violence: The public and the domestic domains (January 2014)

A cold war fought by women (18 November 2013)

The rise and rise of the violent femme (30 April 2013)

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths cause Sexual Violence – Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males (7 October 2013)

The startling facts on female sexual aggression, by Ally Fogg (4 September 2013)

https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/article/view/101 (Girls, crime and violence: Toward a feminist theory of female violence)

Violence is violence versus the Duluth model (video) and If and When a woman has to change her behaviour (video)

Working with violent women‘, by Erin Pizzey

Systemic gendered violence?‘ by Karen Straughan (31 December 2011)

Where Do All The Bullies Go? (4 November 2014)

Say no to violence against men (12 November 2014)

Why are all the mass-killers always men? Uh, they aren’t (13 October 2014) Reddit discussion thread here

Do we give female domestic violence abusers a pass? (1 October 2014)

Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth Of Domestic Violence (19 September 2014)

Save the women and children … from women? (21 September 2014)

The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence, by Cathy Young (25 June 2014) Recommended reading:

“The February CDC study found that, over their lifetime, 44% of lesbians had been physically assaulted by a partner (more than two-thirds of them only by women), compared to 35% of straight women, 26% of gay men, and 29% of straight men.”

Awesome post addressing the notion that men=violence but women not so much

Terror cases allege women wanted to fight, not wed fighters (4 April 2015)

Aussie women in terror groups (March 2015) Video

The Myth of Female Frailty (3 March 2015)

Female terrorists, feminist denial  (3 February 2015)

Where do all the female bullies go? (30 January 2015)

Australian women ‘joining IS foreign fighters’ (24 January 2015)

Have you ever beaten up a boyfriend?  Cause, Uh, we have

http://melaniephillips.com/the-net-has-given-us-lord-and-ladettes-of-the-flies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/girls-get-violent-1345290.html (Girls get violent)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBhKhYpWjb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlFAd4YdQks (Filmed reaction to women abusing men in public)

Congo’s Forgotten Curse: Epidemic of Female-on-Female Rape (3 December 2013)

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/domestic-violence-women-are-as-physically-aggressive-or-more-aggressive-than-men-in-their-relationships-with-partners/

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/women-rarely-gave-a-warning-before-killing-their-mates-and-most-didnt-suffer-abuse-study-finds/

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/girl-gang-stalked-student-oxford-6786315

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1131719/Scourge-ladette-thugs-Rising-tide-violent-crime-committed-young-women.html

http://www.theage.com.au/national/girls-at-war-the-new-face-of-violence-20090815-elsm.html

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/violent-crimes-committed-by-teenage-girls-have-surged-in-nsw/story-e6freuy9-1226239405809 (8 January 2012)

http://www.yourcommonwealth.org/2011/05/30/a-new-social-phenomenon-is-the-subject-of-public-concern-in-australia/

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/nov/22/teenage-girls-crime-bullying-increase

Undated Youtube video showing violence by women

Some specific examples of violent behaviour either carried out, or instigated, by women or girls (Further incident reports are provided in the now-defunct Destroy the Narrative Facebook page)

UberEats driver’s murder by carjacking teenagers captured by shocked bystanders (28 March 2021) USA

Teenage girl arrested over horror stabbing at Sydney train station (19 March 2021) Australia

Man fighting for life after being slashed with broken bottle on the Gold Coast (17 March 2021) Australia

Melbourne: 45yo woman charged with elderly man’s murder (9 March 2021)

Woman stabbed best friend 18 times in ‘50 shades’ sex game (24 February 2021) UK

Woman poisoned to death by son’s girlfriend (16 February 2021)

Salem County teen charged in slaying of homeless man allegedly filmed victim’s beaten body (12 February 2021) USA

Teen accused of attacking woman with meat cleaver (25 December 2020) Australia

Woman stabbed boyfriend twice in the chest while high on crack – a judge has let her walk free in time for Christmas (24 December 2020) UK. “After being told it was ‘in everybody’s interest’ that she be released on licence, Higginson wept as she thanked the judge and wished him a ‘Merry Christmas'”

Woman charged with murdering her relative at a Perth home (16 November 2020) Australia

Crazed road-rage incident caught on video ends in woman stabbing another motorist (21 October 2020) Australia

Young dad working two jobs to support his family murdered by teen girl as he delivers pizza (12 September 2020)

Video shows two teens caught in ‘disgusting’ bullying attack in central Qld (3 September 2020) Australia

Prison officer at Silverwater jail stabbed in back by inmate (31 August 2020) Both female, by the way

‘Wild, dangerous’ Adelaide girl, 16, freed from youth detention after crime spree including Macca’s attack and violent carjacking (20 August 2020)

Two recent examples of groups of young American women on violent rampages in public places (29 July 2020) Example 1 + Example 2

Girl, 14, charged with murder after 10-year-old cousin found dead in NSW town of Gunnedah (9 July 2020) Australia

Stabbed friend, and committed bizarre undie-burglary (30 June 2020) NZ

‘Sudanese girls stomped her’: Sickening footage captures a 13-year-old girl being ‘senselessly beaten’ by a gang of schoolyard thugs (22 June 2020) Australia

Cian English: Two girls arrested over teen’s Gold Coast balcony death (4 June 2020)

Woman, 48, ‘beat her 32-year-old wife to death with a wine cooler days after gushing about their love’ (20 May 2020) USA

First picture of woman who was found ‘sawn in half’ and whose torso was dumped in suitcases (20 May 2020) UK. Safe in a women’s refuge? Think again

Teens face 25 years’ jail over ‘vicious’ assault at Figtree Grove shopping centre, likened to ‘pack of wild dogs’ (4 May 2020) Australia. And yes, the “teens” were girls

Alleged spitter charged with four cop assaults (24 April 2020) Australia

Teenage girls who stabbed and shaved neighbour they suspected was a rapist avoid jail time (17 April 2020)

Two women charged after violent fight breaks out at Woolies as toilet paper panic buying escalates (8 March 2020)

Young woman cleared of murder after driving car into group of teenagers (15 February 2020)

Woman, 25, who had sex with older men before setting their homes on fire is jailed for arson (12 February 2020)

Woman attacked ex with carving knife and mop handle after he ended their relationship (11 February 2020)

Woman kills gun range instructor because she’s ‘stressed-out’ from fight with boyfriend (10 February 2020)

Girl’s teeth knocked out in alleged bashing (6 February 2020) See how far you need to read through the article before it’s disclosed that the attackers were female. Do you think that would have been the case if they were male? Most unlikely

Girl, 11, charged after elementary school teacher stabbed in Australia (28 October 2019)

Adelaide woman avoids jail after slashing taxi driver at Elizabeth Shopping Centre (17 October 2019) Australia

Young women assault and pepper-spray a business owner after he confronts them about shop-lifting (14 October 2019) Video

Woman charged after Snapchat clip of bloodied and dazed father being confronted by teen girl in Thirroul goes viral (2 October 2019) Australia

One of many video clips on the net showing a woman beating a man in public, with no-one intervening … until the male strikes back. More such videos can be seen in this post. (September 2019)

Furious bus rage woman, 23, who brutally bashed a 75-year-old pensioner (12 September 2019) Australia

Woman charged after allegedly stabbing three men and daughter in Salamander Bay on NSW coast (28 August 2019) Australia

Stripper faces court over alleged glassing of ‘Neighbours’ actor in Gold Coast club (21 August 2019) Australia

Hull mum Chloe Hansom ‘loses control’ so glasses boyfriend, slaps landlady, and then spits on him (3 August 2019) UK

Calls for mental health law review as past assaults revealed (23 July 2019) Australia

‘Feral dog’: Teen spits on McDonald’s worker in vile video (12 July 2019) Australia

She smashed a wine glass into his face in a row over ‘texting other woman’ – but walks free as court told he is standing by her (10 June 2019)

‘He deserved it’ … woman stabbed boyfriend who told her she was packing to many holiday clothes (10 June 2019)

Australian model facing 21 years in jail for attacking a flight attendant asks American judge to throw out her conviction (4 June 2019)

Pregnant woman bashed in Sydney street (28 May 2019)

Three teenagers charged after 30 girls fight at Narre Warren reserve (16 May 2019)

Moment a woman, 25, violently shoves a man, 74, off a bus to his death after he told her to be nicer to other passengers (15 May 2019) USA

Party girl who stabbed a stranger in the head with a STILETTO in a random attack on her 21st birthday is let off with just a $250 fine (9 May 2019)

Woman sentenced for naked attack on boyfriend after brawl was caught on CCTV (3 May 2019)

Woman brandishes machete in Costco parking spot dispute on Vancouver Island (30 April 2019) Canada

A 22-year-old (*woman*) has been refused bail over the alleged bashing of an elderly woman at a bus stop in Geelong (18 April 2019)

Horrifying moment girl, 13, beaten in unprovoked attack at infamous fight school (10 April 2019)

Teen girls’ violent attack on chicken shop worker leaves victim badly injured (29 March 2019) Australia

Teen who murdered boy while pregnant ‘boasting about being a man hater’ (26 March 2019) UK

Emma Sands, 32, impatient mother, punched grandmother, 64, in the face repeatedly because she was walking too slowly on the school run. Suspended sentence (24 March 2019) UK

Woman sentenced to 15 years for brutal brick beating of 92-year-old in Willowbrook (1 March 2019)

Shocking video shows girl, 12, being beaten by bullies as she screamed for help (7 February 2019) UK. And, as is typical of the media, the gender of the bullies was not mentioned in the article (hint: female).

Domestic violence double standards: Man stabbed by his girlfriend says hospital staff asked if ‘he deserved it’ – and some people still don’t believe he is a victim (2 February 2019)

Disturbing video of a brawl in which three girls gang up on one boy (1 February 2019) Australia

‘I killed her’: College student, 21, stabs her best friend 30 times with a butcher knife and greets cops covered in blood in the apartment they shared (27 January 2019)

Ottawa teen charged with killing her mother (26 January 2019)

Man stabbed in back while waiting in triage by ‘frenzied’ patient (23 January 2019) Australia

Woman jailed for violent invasion of elderly Christchurch couple’s home (16 January 2019)

Woman in ‘man hating’ group chat ‘murdered sleeping partner then smoked weed’ (7 December 2018)

Family of stabbing victim storm out of court as killer explains actions (5 December 2018)

Man, 94, shoved to the ground in school pick-up dispute (5 December 2018)

Schoolgirl viciously assaulted by two others (30 November 2018) with related Twitter post and sickening video

10-year-old girl overdosed on pills after being bullied at school (16 November 2018) Yes, that’s right read the fine-print and you’ll find that perpetrator/s female. Usually if male/s it features in the headline!

Savage bullies stamped on girl, 14, so hard she may have been left infertile (13 November 2018)

Elisha Browne, 40, jailed for three years over hit-and-run of boyfriend’s lover (26 October 2018)

Mum discharged without conviction after assaulting her daughter’s ‘bully’ (14 October 2018) NZ

Female indigenous activist knees cop ‘in testicles’ in her third police assault (28 September 2018)

‘Vicious, unprovoked and relentless’: Quartet charged after group attack (27 September 2018)

Wigton woman who stabbed teen lover in bed has jail term cut (19 September 2018)

‘Straight A’ student kills her love rival in stabbing at school in Michigan (13 September 2018)

4 suspects in assault of Applebee’s waitress identified (14 July 2018) USA

Gang of four women repeatedly kicks and punches man, 19, to the floor in vicious late-night brawl at London’s Leicester Square station (26 June 2018)

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy ‘worse than Rosemary West and Aileen Wuornos’ (26 June 2018)

Mother, 19, stabbed boyfriend during sex after telling him men should only be used for ‘human sacrifice’ (2 May 2018)

Lesbian mum who viciously beat bride walks free after telling court she has high levels of “male hormones” (18 January 2018)

US woman lured pregnant neighbour to her apartment, killed her and took her unborn baby (13 December 2017) USA

Woman ripped man’s testicle out with her teeth (7 December 2017) UK

Girlfriend, 20, who slashed her lover with a seven-inch kitchen knife in the face at his university flat while drunk and high on drugs is SPARED jail after judge heard she was ‘charming’ (1 December 2017)

Woman allegedly chops off man’s penis with garden shears (29 November 2017) I think we can safely say that if the victim was female then this article would have had a VERY different tone.

Woman assaults Queensland police officer (17 November 2017)

Escort says she shot client because he was bad at oral sex (10 November 2017)

His ex-lover, 48, ‘maimed him so no one else could have him’ (9 November 2017)

NSW tourist Prue Elizabeth Harvey ‘batters Zombie rider’ in Florida (25 October 2017)

Wife who threw boiling water over her husband’s mistress ‘was so distressed after catching them together she may not have been in control of her actions’ (24 October 2017)

Woman admits attacking men after drug comments (19 October 2017)

Grandmother charged with attempted murder over attack on baby in Brisbane home (17 October 2017) Australia

Woman filmed brutally stamping on tiny puppy in elevator (6 October 2017)

Horror as girl, 16, ‘walks straight into school and stabs welfare officer’ (26 September 2017) UK

Lesbian couple who beat their 5-year-old son with a hammer, duct-taped his eyes shut and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack that caused him to suffer two strokes are jailed for 20 years (21 September 2017)

Security guard suffered collapsed lung after being stabbed by woman chasing after ex girlfriend (18 September 2017) UK

Four female Boston College foreign exchange students who were sprayed with acid at Marseille train station (18 September 2017)

Woman beats man in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey (2 September 2017) Video

Girl, 11, shot in the head in Tasmania (30 August 2017)

“An 11-year-old girl is in a stable condition in a Melbourne hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, after a supermarket brawl between two women allegedly later led to a shooting”

Italian tourist says she was ‘drunk and angry’ after kicking woman in the head in McDonald’s fight (23 August 2017)

Catholic schoolgirls suspended after bathroom fight broadcast live on Facebook (23 August 2017)

Woman jailed for murdering love rival and assuming victim’s identity in four year stalking campaign (16 August 2017)

Drunk bride-to-be drove with fiancé on bonnet of new £60K Range Rover for THREE MILES after smoking row (12 August 2017) UK

Mother and daughter ‘formed Britain’s first all female hit squad’ to carry out a knife attack on Westminster, court hears (11 August 2017)

Schoolgirl jailed for viola case acid attack on love rival in music room (10 August 2017)

Drunk recruitment boss, 50, left two men seriously injured when she attacked them with a broken wine glass ‘to teach them a lesson’ when one gave her a ‘dirty look’ in a pub (1 August 2017)

No jail time for Australian Tinder date slasher (31 July 2017)

It’s curious, but unremarkable, how only one article about this murder identified the three teenagers as being female (30 July 2017)

Gold Coast woman, Hannah Dayney, grabs bartender by the hair (26 July 2017)

Anna Schroeder ‘killed mum Peggy’ in Morrison Illinois, says later ‘you were my best friend’ (13 July 2017)

17 killed in multiple Boko Haram suicide bombings in Nigeria (12 July 2017) Doesn’t conform to the prevailing gynocentric narrative? = mainstream media silence

Bar girl murder suspects, dubbed Murder Babes, confess in strangest death case in Thailand (9 July 2017)

Woman sentenced for stabbing ex-partner after he ended affair by text (20 June 2017) “freed on three years probation”

Man, woman charged over alleged stabbing, arson attack (10 June 2017) Australia. An example of bi-lateral IPV – a far more common form of domestic violence than most people realise.

Woman stabs husband in ‘sudden outburst’ after he suffered years of domestic abuse (9 June 2017) UK

Eliza Wasni, aged 16, killed Uber driver in ‘random act of violence’ court told (1 June 2017) USA

Dark truth of Oxford student spared jail for stabbing lover (20 May 2017)

Woman accused with fatal stabbing in Queensland (13 May 2017)

Vancouver woman kicks dog and then hits its owner (7 May 2017) Video

Schoolgirls facing murder charges after Serena McKay allegedly beaten to death (5 May 2017)

Women turn on, stab driver after free ride (5 May 2017) Australia

Vulnerable father was forced to eat own testicle and then tortured to death, court hears (3 May 2017)

Women charged after allegedly assaulting police at bar in Sydney’s west (30 April 2017) Australia

Two teen girls on run after stabbing nearly kills male in east-central Minnesota (30 April 2017) USA

Serial killer sisters Renuke Shinde and Seema Gavit who abducted and murdered children in bid to avoid execution at the gallows (21 April 2017) India

Footage shows two young girls fighting while Melbourne commuters just watch (24 March 2017) Australia

““I can’t believe in such a crowded place only 1 man came to her aid!!!” (Apparently no feminists were on hand to intervene)

Homeless woman charged over Elizabeth Street stabbing (23 March 2017) Australia

Warilla stabbing victim airlifted to St George Hospital (16 March 2017)

Woman left scarred for life after being glassed by love rival blasts court’s decision to let attacker walk free (14 March 2017) UK

‘I’m not sending a lady to prison for this’: Student spared jail after racist slurs during Notting Hill club rampage (14 March 2017) UK

Chilling police tapes show mother who murdered her elderly neighbour then disposed of her chopped up body in her daughter’s pram (2 March 2017) UK

Three teenagers on the run after stabbing woman at Southern Cross station (19 February 2017) Australia

Woman allegedly stabs man with scissors in Brisbane suburb of Gaythorne (19 February 2017) They were in a relationship

Autistic teenager battered by female thug (16 February 2017) UK

Woman allegedly stabbed her lover after he refused a threesome with another woman (2 February 2017)

Woman stabs date, tries to eat his heart in quest to be serial killer (1 February 2017) USA

Killer grandma Cynthia Cdebaca says she would shoot son-in-law Geoward Eustaquio again if she had the chance (29 January 2017) USA

Woman who tortured, killed man was featured speaker at Women’s March (22 January 2017) USA

17-Year-Old Michigan Girl Charged with Raping 19-Year-Old Man at Knifepoint (19 January 2017) USA

Jilted woman throws acid, slashes boyfriend’s face (18 January 2017)

Teen girls live stream fight at Blacktown bus terminal (13 January 2017) Australia

Maid of honour ‘punches guest, tries to steal best man’s car’ at friend’s Florida wedding (13 January 2017)

Woman to face court for alleged Sydney axe attack (8 January 2017) This sick individual was actually a trans-woman and a feminist

Qld Boxing Day stabbing charges upgraded (28 December 2016)

Award-Winning Connecticut Cop Arrested for Domestic Violence Hours After Arresting Man for Domestic Violence for Reality Cop Show (26 December 2016)

Girl gang chops vegetables over football player after plying him with vodka in sex attack (15 December 2016) UK

When Chinese cubs turn on their Tiger Parents (11 December 2016)

‘Despicable’ Chinese student fined $5000 after she kicked fatally bashed teen (16 November 2016) Australia

Female anti-bullying ambassador, 23, arrested at Trump Tower protest for pushing man, 74, to the ground in fight over the new President-elect (12 November 2016)

Woman killed after being pushed in front of New York subway train at Times Square (8 November 2016)

Ashlee Martinson gives first prison interview since killing mother, stepfather (5 November 2016) USA

“I’m … just a girl, an abused girl who was forced to make a really bad decision. I’m not the monster they portrayed me to be”

Daughter, 20, charged with the murder of her mother after the 56-year-old was found bludgeoned to death in their Brisbane home (3 November 2016)

Woman accused of raping other woman (1 November 2016) Australia

‘Imagine if it was the other way around’: Teen films violent female assault (1 November 2016)

Gold Coast police charge 41-year-old woman over alleged stabbing in Surfers Paradise (31 October 2016)

23-year-old woman in serious condition after alleged Coomera assault (30 October 2016)

Woman allegedly threatens supermarket staff with machete (19 October 2016) Australia

Teen girl found guilty of murdering mother and daughter as they slept in their beds (19 October 2016) UK

Girl, 11, charged over WA arson attack (7 October 2016)

‘She’s going to stab me’: Peter Hook reveals details of turbulent marriage to Caroline Aherne (2 October 2016) If she was a ‘he’ then the term ‘domestic violence’ would be all over this article, but instead the marriage was “turbulent”.

Man stabbed repeatedly with fork in Redcliffe (1 October 2016)

Bodies wrapped in sheets: Man charged over couple’s murder (21 September 2016) Female gangster boss organises killings whilst still in jail

Woman charged with stabbing man who refused sex with her (20 September 2016)

Teenager, 15, is horrifically beaten by an ‘animal’ all-girl gang who lured her into a trap and set upon her – then uploaded the footage to Snapchat (19 September 2016)

Fury as drunk benefits mum dodges jail for her ELEVENTH attack on police – and her FOURTH this year (19 September 2016) UK

Sian Kingi murder: Valmae Beck’s evil (16 September 2016) Australia

Florida mum Rachael Leahy ‘ordered hit on ex-husband’ David Leahy (14 September 2016) USA

Teen girl charged with attempted murder after man doused in petrol and set alight (12 September 2016) Australia

Police officer stabbed by female terror suspect linked to foiled Notre Dame attack (9 September 2016)

Woman to serve eight years for torture, rape (9 September 2016)

Girl shoots classmate, turns gun on herself at Texas high school: report (9 September 2016)

This is just unbelievable (video)

Busselton woman charged after allegedly injuring partner’s genitals during argument (31 August 2016) Australia

Two young Queensland women facing extradition to South Australia over murder of Craigmore man Robert Whitwell (28 August 2016)

Shocking video of the moment Alabama high school student girl attacks a teacher with a stun gun (27 August 2016) USA

Lesbian who stripped naked and assaulted friend after she refused to have sex with her is FINALLY jailed for sending her a text calling her a ‘sewer rat’ (23 August 2016)

Man shot at Labrador (22 August 2016) Why are both the media and police so coy (i.e. gender neutral) when the perpetrator is a female? The man subsequently died. At least this article told it as it was.

Man’s leg slashed in suspected tomahawk attack at Sydney unit block (22 August 2016) Australia

Jasmine Richardson walks free a decade after, as a 12-year-old, she and ‘werewolf’ boyfriend massacred her family (21 August 2016)

Shaun Rudder found not guilty of assaulting Brittany Merrick (15 August 2016) Pussy-pass denied

‘If it was the other way round I think I’d be in prison’: Driving instructor, 23, who was brutally stabbed by his jealous ex-girlfriend is demanding tougher sentences for violent women (13 August 2016) UK

Brisbane beauty queen savagely bashed by a group of women (11 August 2016) Australia

Female officer charged with DV assault (8 August 2016) Australia

Murder trial to begin of Amirah Droudis for allegedly killing the ex-wife of Lindt Cafe gunman Man Monis (3 August 2016) Australia

‘Psychopath’ 14-year-old girl slits teen’s throat hoping to achieve her first kill (30 July 2016) USA

Foul-mouthed 20-minute tube row between ranting teenage girls and fellow passengers over an empty seat (29 July 2016) UK

Beauty queen knifed in the neck by her own mum as she slept (27 July 2016)

Girl, 17, charged after alleged stabbing (22 July 2016) Australia

Ontario Woman Accused Of Urging Men To Rape Ex-Boyfriend’s Pregnant Wife Appears In Court (18 July 2016) Further background here

Woman charged over alleged stabbing of man (30 June 2016) Australia. Domestic violence whereby the female offender breached AVO

Cops: Woman, 26, Wielded Hatchet After Her Demands For Sex Were Repeatedly Rebuffed (28 June 2016) USA

Mum killed daughter Taylor days before wedding (28 June 2016)

Woman accused of stuffing dead husband in container was convicted of raping, shooting teen decade ago (20 June 2016) USA

Amber Heard Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Girlfriend (7 June 2016)

Woman arrested for domestic violence while wearing very ironic t-shirt (25 May 2016)

Ambos angry after attack in Legacy Way tunnel (23 May 2016) Australia

Hairdresser screams ‘the system is f***ed’ as she’s jailed for 12 years for glassing a man in the face as he lay unconscious in the street after taxi rank fight (17 May 2016) UK

Woman (24) who punched man in wheelchair and robbed him had 102 previous convictions (14 May 2016) Ireland

How Shadi Jabar, a ‘sweetheart’ schoolgirl, was lost to terror (13 May 2016) Australia

Woman charged over Sydney factory shooting (10 May 2016) Australia

Woman charged with stabbing partner in back on NSW South Coast (8 May 2016)

Greenslopes stabbing: Woman allegedly stabs man (3 May 2016) Australia

Cleveland woman attacks father, brother with barbecue fork during dispute, police say (2 May 2016) USA

Cyclist critical after he was allegedly stabbed while stopping to help a young woman in Portland (23 April 2016) Australia

Student dies after being assaulted inside high school in Wilmington, Del. (22 April 2016) USA. Notice how gender of attackers not mentioned.

Tributes flow for slain fitness instructor Rachel Tyquin (17 April 2016) Australia

‘Selfie girls’ guilty of grisly murder of Angela Wrightson (6 April 2016) UK

Sickening attack by Hobart school girls (3 April 2016) Australia. Video

Woman jailed for just 12 years for horrific torture of flatmate who died from 72 different injuries (3 April 2016) UK

NSW girl assaults, robs disabled man: cops (3 April 2016) Australia

Enraged wife shoots cheating husband in his testicles (3 April 2016) USA

Trio of bikini-clad thugs arrested over vicious riverside bashing (2 April 2016) USA

Schoolgirl, 14, cowers on the floor as a gang of 14 female bullies stamp on her head, punch her body and spit on her during sickening attack (31 March 2016) UK

Aneska, 12, tells Dr Phil show: ‘Violence makes me feel comfortable’ (31 March 2016) USA

Woman charged with shooting up Qld home (23 March 2016) Australia

Freshwater death: Woman charged after body of 81-year-old May Ritchie found in unit (21 March 2016) Australia

Female bomber behind Ankara blast (18 March 2016)

Women captured on camera during violent brawl at Sydney races (16 March 2016) Australia

Woman stabs another woman at Caboolture (15 March 2016) Australia

Two teenage girls charged in France for allegedly planning terror attack at Paris concert venue (13 March 2016)

Melbourne mum accused of luring ex-boyfriend to brutal torture attack (13 March 2016) Australia

Woman charged with attempted murder after man stabbed during violent CBD row (12 March 2016) Australia

Teen twin sisters’ reign of terror included starting fires, racist abuse and throwing food at cars (11 March 2016) UK

Five women get into brawl over boombox on Spirit Airlines flight (10 March 2016) USA

Woman charged with Sydney break enter (6 March 2016) Australia

Video of ISIS teen girl stabbing German officer released online (5 March 2016)

Vicious schoolyard scrap between three girls caught on camera (3 March 2016) Australia

‘Killer babysitter’ leads Moscow police to apartment ‘where she beheaded girl’ (2 March 2016) Russia

Model, 17, has her eyes gouged out and ears sliced off as she is killed ‘by her jealous older sister (1 March 2016) Russia

Boy allegedly slashed with scissors by girl, 12, at Logan high school (1 March 2016) Australia

Baby taken to hospital following domestic violence incident in Sydney’s west (1 March 2016) Australia

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Avoids Prison After Head-Butting a Police Officer: ‘I’m Glad It’s Over’ (24 February 2016) UK

Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held (23 February 2016)

Woman arrested as part of police counter-terrorism investigation (23 February 2016) Australia

Viral video puts Sonoma Valley High in spotlight (16 February 2016)

Ohio woman assaults husband with mini baseball bat because he didn’t buy her a Valentine’s Day gift (15 February 2016)

Two 15-year-old girls who died in Arizona high school shooting ‘in a relationship’ (14 February 2016)

Ambarvale brawl: Girl, 17, charged after violent fight caught on video (11 February 2016) Australia

Bullied schoolgirl makes video of her savage beating to defy her attackers (4 February 2016) USA

Woman ‘disgusting’ for breaking DV order, wrecking property (3 February 2016)

Police seek woman over man’s stabbing in inner Brisbane (29 January 2016) Australia

Miami Doctor Accused of Attacking Uber Driver Calls It ‘Biggest Mistake of My Life’ (27 January 2016) USA

Brisbane man stabbed in domestic dispute (18 January 2016)

Woman accused of racial abuse (16 January 2016) Australian video

Two teenage girls face trial in Colorado for ‘planning mass school shooting’ (15 January 2016)

CCTV captures the moment a woman wearing a kangaroo headscarf tried to stab a 15-year-old boy on a London bus with an eight-inch kitchen knife (15 January 2016) UK

All-female brawl erupts in McDonalds in Victoria (13 January 2016) Australia

Te reo assault: Court says she pleaded guilty; she says she didn’t (12 January 2016) NZ

Coolamon woman charged with attempted murder of husband (12 January 2016) Australia

Woman beats disabled man with his own cane for not believing in God (7 January 2016) USA

Teen girl Sienna Johnson detained on $1.4 million bail for allegedly planning mass school shooting (8 January 2016) USA

Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Sydney’s south (4 January 2015)

Video shows woman threatening passenger with chisel on Sydney train (28 December 2015) Australia AND it turned out that she had done it before!

Brisbane Uber driver attacked by woman with machete: police (24 December 2015)

Woman ‘lit seven bushfires’ in South Lakes, Jandakot, Cockburn Central, Yangebup (23 December 2015)

Driver plows onto Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one; dozens hurt (22 December 2015)

Engineering student, 22, arrested after she ‘shot and killed her fiance and then tried to make it look like a suicide’ (21 December 2015)

Gold Coast police officer cut with kitchen knife (18 December 2015)

US teenager bashed by ‘friends’ who lured her to a sleep over (18 December 2015)

‘I felt the need to be extreme’: Smartly-dressed MBA graduate is arrested four days after randomly stabbing a stranger in a Toronto drugstore and ‘confessing by email’ (17 December 2015) UK

Unlawful wounding charge, Sunshine Coast (15 December 2015) Australia

Florida woman attacks cop and is wrestled to the ground (13 December 2015)

Mother suspect in death of girl, 11, at Auchenflower (9 December 2015) By way of an aside, when I contributed comments on this issue in a reddit discussion thread these were removed by a pro-feminist moderator

Woman charged with the murder of a man whose body was found near in roadside ditch (6 December 2015) Australia

Caboolture schoolgirl, 12, charged with attempted murder (1 December 2015) Australia

Nursery nurse, 20, who joined in ‘feral’ gang attack on complete stranger just two days after she suffered a miscarriage is spared jail (27 November 2015) UK

Woman jailed for trying to kill husband with anti-freeze in Christmas Day drink (24 November 2015)

Dallas Archer was found by police to have a loaded 10cm pistol in her vagina after being arrested (20 November 2015) USA

Girl stabs teenage boy at Gold Coast school, say police (12 November 2015)

US woman rams police officer with her car (10 November 2015)

Bayonne woman charged with beating 85-year-old Jersey City man to death (10 November 2015) USA

Croydon bus attack: Met police arrest 14-year-old girl over ’87-year-old punched on bus’ (10 November 2015)

Chilling moment female Palestinian terrorist pulls out knife and stabs Israeli guard (9 November 2015)

Woman stabs Qld police officer in leg (5 November 2015) Australia

Melbourne Cup cop-pusher apologises for bizarre behaviour (4 November 2015)

The policeman was quoted as saying “I certainly don’t condone the behaviour but I can certainly see the funny side of it as well.” Bet he wouldn’t have said that if a man had pushed him.

Dashcam captures road rage incident with two women outside Racecourse Hotel, Werribee (3 November 2015)

Woman charged with stabbing man with kitchen knife during domestic argument (4 October 2015)

Five girls ‘bomb Nigerian city’ (3 October 2015)

Melbourne mum fights pregnant woman ‘over unflattering Facebook post about son’ (2 October 2015) Australia

Woman arrested after allegedly spitting in faces of six different people at Sydney train stations (26 September 2015) Australia

Yet another threatening racist rant by a woman on public transport (25 September 2015) Australia. More examples listed in this post.

Belinda van Krevel is confronted with brother’s past (20 September 2015) Australia

Danish teenage girl stabbed mother to death after watching Isil videos with Islamist boyfriend (15 September 2015) Of course it’s his fault, she’s only a girl

14yo girl arrested for stabbing man with steak knife in alleged domestic dispute (14 September 2015)

Qld woman used car to mow down another woman during fight (14 September 2015)

Hungarian nationalist TV camera operator filmed kicking refugee children (9 September 2015)

Shayna Hubers jailed 40 years for murder of ex-lover Ryan Poston who was to meet former Miss Ohio (16 August 2015)

‘Laughing’ mum accused of shooting social worker dead after losing custody of daughter (12 August 2015)

Teenage boy stabbed in Sydney, 15yo girl charged (31 July 2015)

Parent-teacher night at Cleveland school turns ugly with brawl (29 July 2015)

Teenage girl stabbed by intruder (29 July 2015) Australia

Coolangatta teen attacker taunts 15-year-old victim with scissors: ‘I’ll stab you again’ (22 July 2015)

A submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence concerning family violence perpetrated by a mother (June 2015)

Young woman assaults bus marshal at station, he defends himself. Media portrays him as the ‘bad guy’ (13 June 2015) Youtube video. Australia

‘White trash at its finest’ as two women and a child fight in aisle of Walmart in Indiana (10 June 2015)

Teenage girl charged over Melbourne shopping centre stabbing (10 June 2015)

Man stabbed to death at Caboolture victim of ‘jealousy’ says friend (9 June 2015) The woman charged with murder was the former partner of the deceased

Woman charged with murder over road-rage killing says it was all an accident (5 June 2015)

Court documents reveal Jackson, who only got her licence back in January after a two-year driving ban, has twice had restraining orders taken out against her, both by ex-boyfriends in 2012.

One of the men claimed to have received 72 phone calls from Jackson in a single day. He accused her of later trying to break into his house through a bedroom window after leaving menacing voicemail messages, including “I’m going to hurt you”.

Professional boxer Adam Little was knocked to the ground by woman’s single punch (5 June 2015) Media mocks boxer for not hitting female assailant, but would have demanded he be banned from pro. boxing him if he had.

Woman ‘raped, stabbed female partner’ in Brisbane domestic dispute (4 June 2015)

Lesbian student Jessica Ewing murders Samanata Shrestha after date goes wrong (3 June 2015)

Girl, 14, charged after video of boy being punched in the face by foul-mouthed attacker (21 May 2015)

Woman found guilty of drugging, strangling and dismembering body of her adult son (21 May 2015)

Law student laughs as she walks free from court for hitting aspiring male model over the head with a bottle of champagne cutting his forehead to the skull (2 May 2015)

WATCH: Mother viciously beats woman over parking spat (29 April 2015)

Teenage girl ‘who held down friend to be raped back in jail for bullying victim’ (23 April 2015)

Woman gets up to seven years’ jail for opening fire at a McDonald’s store after her cheeseburger was missing bacon (23 April 2015)

Melbourne cyclist struck and dragged in alleged road rage attack during charity ride (21 April 2015)

Jamie Silvonek, 14, accused of ordering murder of her 54-year-old mother (20  April 2015)

Aaronessa Keaton said ‘sh*t happens’ when told she had killed a five-year-old boy (17 April 2015)

Kill plot wife Vicky Soteriou loses bid to avoid $2.4m compensation (15 April 2015)

Oregon woman accused of hitting man on head with baseball bat, says she didn’t want to date him (13 April 2015)

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison (13 April 2015)

Two white women part of racist gang that hunted down and killed black man in Mississippi (11 April 2015)

News crew catches teen girls’ attack on S.F. bus rider who had shushed them (9 April 2015)

Grandmother, 4yo boy stabbed to death in ‘horrific’ altercation in Melbourne (1 April 2015)

Wife of Sydney podiatrist charged with murder after Phillip Vasyli found dead in Bahamas (31 March 2015)

Woman annoyed by sound of gardener’s grass trimmer threw sulphuric acid in his face (27 March 2015)

Horrific Attack on Pregnant Woman Answering Craigslist Ad Leaves Baby Dead (19 March 2015)

Man tortured with hair tongs to his genitals by three women in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ style attack (18 March 2015) with follow-up article here

4 teen girls attack victim in Brooklyn McDonald’s as dozens stand and watch (12 March 2015)

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Grandmother ‘uses circular saw to kill seven-month-old baby girl because she wouldn’t stop crying’ (10 March 2015)

Port Augusta woman allegedly killed partner in front of couple’s young children (8 March 2015)

‘America’s most hated woman’ Jodi Arias avoids death in jury deadlock (6 March 2015)

“This lady chest-butted!” Fight over handicapped spot at Walmart sends 71-year-old woman to the hospital (3 March 2015)

Woman accused of stabbing man she met on Tinder (28 February 2015)

Student, 18, ‘encouraged her friend to kill himself’, organized a fundraiser in his name – and was only caught when cops found her texts telling him to take his life (28 February 2015)

Man knifed in the back by girlfriend in Coventry as he was cleaning kitchen floor (13 February 2015)

Children stabbed to death in the Cairns suburb of Manoora (20 December 2014)

Crying baby sparks all-out brawl between four women on flight to Hong Kong (19 December 2014)

PD: Caretaker killed boy, tossed body like ‘piece of trash’ (19 December 2014)

‘Black widow’ millionairess is arrested in Japan after the death of her SEVENTH partner in suspected cyanide poisoning (19 November 2014)

Women attack bus driver at Dandenong Station after he asks for their fares (12 December 2014)

Disturbing footage has emerged of a vicious fight between two girls at a shopping centre (9 December 2014)

Who is this woman stabbing random people on the street? (3 December 2014)

Female suicide bombers kill at least 30 in crowded Nigerian market (26 November 2014)

‘Killer nanny’: Yoselyn Ortega apologised for butchering kids, court papers say (15 November 2014)

Magistrate Stephanie Tonkin ‘understands’ how drunk Taneeka Orchard 17, came to violently bash schoolgirl at party (7 November 2014)

The Unknown History of Misandry A comprehensive blog that discusses the issue of female sociopaths and serial killers, featuring innumerable case-studies

Woman who attacked her boyfriend with a hammer, pole and broken bottle jailed for eight years after ‘one of the worst’ cases of domestic violence police have seen (31 October 2014)

Nikole Ardeno (31 October 2014) Nikole is an anti-violence campaigner btw

Melissa Dawn Sellers (24 October 2014)

Women beating women in China (15 October 2014)

Police hunt woman in violent road rage attack (21 September 2014)

Female body builder arrested over boyfriend attack (17 September 2014)

Domestic violence program coordinator found guilty of assault (18 May 2010)

Spurned home-buyer stalks couple and solicits men to rape

Kelly Brook reveals she hit former boyfriends (31 August 2014)

Kay Te Atarangi Lyons tries to kill husband with hammer (19 August 2014)

Estate agent who smashed glass in man’s face avoids jail… even though it was her 18th court appearance for violence (14 August 2014)

Boy, 11, reports ‘mum from hell’ Samantha Starnes for alleged abuse (25 July 2014)

Female prisoner Rebecca Butterfield is ‘too violent ever to be let out’ (13 July 2014)

Michigan woman shoots boyfriend because he didn’t ejaculate enough (thought he was having an affair)

http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/injuries-inflicted-by-babysitter-mandy-martyn-led-to-daniel-thomas-death-coroner-finds-20140703-zsub7.html (3 July 2014)

Assault by girls in Dunedin, New Zealand (2 July 2014)

Savage assault of girl 15, by group of women in New York (30 June 2014)

Mum caught on video kicking daughter in the head (19 June 2014)

Jennifer Berube acquitted of attempted murder (3 June 2014)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/28b17f/a_woman_smashed_my_head_with_her_high_heels_while/

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/27otay/girls_attack_a_homeless_man_after_telling_him_to/

When the bogeyman is a little girl (5 June 2014)

Nine year old girl beaten with hammer inside school (2 June 2014)

Janeen McKenzie (23 May 2014)

Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn (20 May 2014)

Miranda Fugate hit in head with shovel (8 May 2014)

Remember to buy her a gift (2 May 2014)

Katherine Knight (and related wikipedia entry)

Claire MacDonald

http://nypost.com/2014/04/14/nypd-cop-busted-for-throwing-friend-through-storefront-window/

http://www.thejournal.ie/woman-jailed-for-year-after-shooting-dead-irish-boyfriend-in-florida-1347415-Mar2014/

http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/san-diego-woman-kathy-rowe-used-hoax-rape-ads-as-revenge-against-successful-property-buyers-claim-prosecutors/story-fndban6l-1226881738483

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588690/Two-carers-slap-jab-humiliate-brain-damaged-patient-Priory-hospital.html

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/woman-allegedly-set-car-fire-after-man-refuses-buy/nfFny/

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/03/20140328-150300.html

http://o.canada.com/news/daughter-accused-of-plot-to-kill-parents-asked-dad-for-money-after-crime/

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/12/justice/maryland-teens-assault-autistic-boy/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Model who attacked DiCaprio’s face and left huge gashes jailed for two years (15 January 2014) USA

Women are more violent says study (12 November 2000) And all these years later, the message is still being ignored

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You can find other posts within this blog that are related to the topic of female violence, by clicking on the tagged subject headings listed below

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On false accusations by women against men/boys

This post mainly deals with false accusations or allegations by women in relation to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

False allegations in relation to online harassment are dealt with in this post. False allegations in relation to paternity fraud are dealt with in this post.

One of the common false claims made by feminists is that men’s rights activists assert that most women who claim to have been raped are lying. Personally I have never seen or heard this statement made by any MHRA. What is often stated however is that there are substantial and unacceptably high numbers of women making false rape accusations, and that this problem should be acknowledged and treated seriously (including charging the false accuser where appropriate).

Being the subject of a false accusation of sexual assault can be, and often is, a traumatic and life-changing experience for anyone. False rape allegations also minimise and demean the suffering and the credibility of victims of actual rape.

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Let’s start with the Wikipedia entry for false rape allegations, which extracts data from many different studies. This highlights the practical difficulty in differentiating between false rape allegations, unproven allegations, and ‘not guilty’ verdicts for example. It does however refute the suggestion made by many feminists that false allegations are either non-existent or absolutely negligible.

Here in Australia I came across the following information:

“A Victorian study, which analysed 850 rapes reported to the police over the period 2000–03, found that only 2.1% of reports were designated as false by the police. In these cases, the alleged victim was either charged or told that she would be charged unless she dropped the complaint. While this only represents a fraction of the sample, there was a much larger proportion of cases where police were confident, or reasonably confident, that the allegations were false, but there was no attempt to institute charges against the alleged victim.” (Source here and related reddit discussion thread here)

This article ‘How often do women falsely cry rape?’ gives quite a fair and balanced intro to the issue and can be read in conjunction with the Wiki entry cited above. Further recommended reading:

‘Dangerous rape myths: Part 1 / Part 2′ by Hannah Wallen (13 December 2014)
13 reasons women lie about rape‘ by Janet Bloomfield (10 December 2014)
Ten reasons why false rape accusation are common‘ by Jonathan Taylor (1 August 2014)

I would also draw readers attention to a Twitter thread entitled ‘False allegations kill – help us to make a change’ (@KathleenM__).

A further summary of the false abuse and rape allegation literature can be found in a 2013 book by Phillip Cook and Tammy Hodo titled ‘When Women Sexually Abuse Men‘. While statistics in this literature are problematic, Cook and Hodo report four studies that found false allegation rates of 62 percent, 41 percent, 50 percent, and 60 percent.

How and why do women falsely claim to have been sexually assaulted? There are a number of factors underlying the false rape phenomenon, starting with the widespread and exaggerated picture of men as persistent and unrepentant aggressors.

This article mentions women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted after their drink was spiked, yet in almost all cases were not found to have any drugs in their system. (See also this discussion thread). This video provides a detailed analysis of the issue. I’s suggest that it’s highly likely however that there are in fact far more instances of drink-spiking by women – with the intention of theft (example here).

It might well be that many women are exercising bad judgement and then, rather than accepting accountability for what subsequently occurred, look about for someone or something to put the blame on. Were this be indicative of a broader trend re: women’s propensity to shift blame, clearly there is considerable potential for false rape allegations to occur.

The damage to young men who are falsely accused is further magnified via the growing number of university campuses that run kangaroo courts (quite separate from the judicial system) to punish those accused of rape.

Some of the wording used in this article caught my attention:

“We have concluded that we cannot go forward with prosecution because there is not a reasonable likelihood of conviction at trial,” said Senior Charging Attorney Jane Nicoletti-Jones. “In (this case), the statements of a witness other than the suspect or alleged victim were an important part of our decision.”
Although officials declined to comment on this case specifically, it illustrates some of the hurdles that accusers and their advocates face when filing sexual assault complaints.” (my emphasis added)

In this case a witness or witnesses cast doubt on the accuracy of the rape accusation, but in this feminist journalists eyes such eyewitness statements are merely “hurdles”. Who cares about the truth or justice anyway … we just need to get those rapists men in jail.

See also http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/orlando-false-rape-epidemic.html

Whilst false accusations are only one of several factors contributing to false imprisonment, it’s worth mentioning that 99% of the prisoners exonerated due to the efforts of the Innocence Project were male, and that more than half of them were initially found guilty of rape.

The list of links below concern specific cases involving false allegations against men by women (and in some cases by women against other women). Such reports appear in the media quite frequently. As a consequence many further cases can be readily sourced via online searches. Scroll down the page for sources providing a general discussion of this topic.

Scorned barrister, 33, who was jailed for making ‘evil’ false rape, kidnap and stabbing claims against her lawyer ex-lover was struck off after lying about exams and experience on her CV (22 April 2021)

Girl, 13, whose lies led to teacher Samuel Paty being beheaded admits she MADE UP claim he mocked Prophet Muhammad (9 March 2021)

False rape accusations take yet another life – national media silent (16 February 2021) UK

TV star Dan Wyllie is found not guilty of bashing his wife (9 February 2021) Australia

NCFM member and director of NCFM Deborah and Jael’s warriors against false accusations Lori DeBolt, plagiarism poisons justice … more lies! (26 December 2020) USA

False accusations victim plans defendant support service (3 November 2020)

Girl who accused KPop star Kim Hyung Jun of sexual assault sentenced to 8 months in jail (30 September 2020)

Police withdraw domestic violence/assault charges against Ryan Phelan after new evidence emerged (25 September 2020)

“I am not a rapist” and the HEqual reaction (12 September 2020) UK

I am not a rapist – A BBC video (September 2020) UK

Prior false complaints cannot be admitted in NSW rape trial, court rules (3 July 2020)

Tenn. mom accused of fatally shooting daughter, 5, then trying to blame toddler son (11 July 2020) USA

Defendant collapsed in the dock before being jailed for telling “pack of lies” about ex-partner (25 June 2020) UK

Woman gets 2 months in jail (on weekends) and her victim spent 4 years in jail (1 June 2020) USA

Woman faked tears with water before claiming she was raped by innocent man (31 May 2020) UK

Woman who called the police on man in Central Park stood down from job after video goes viral (26 May 2020) USA

She accused him of sexual assault but stopped participating in school investigation after being told her claims would be challenged (30 April 2020) USA

Teenage girls who stabbed and shaved neighbour they suspected was a rapist avoid jail time (17 April 2020)

Arrest report gives details on Excalibur fire, housekeeper’s ruse (5 March 2020) USA

Nursery worker, 17, who had baby with schoolboy, 13, and groomed him with free fish and chips (4 March 2020)

Women were charged with making false accusations. The charges were dismissed (9 February 2020) USA

Woman says bar patron falsely reported sex assault charges (17 March 2020) Well, not an accusation against a male, so girls are not immune either.

NCFM, Johnny Depp appears to be innocent of Amber Heard’s accusations of abuse (12 February 2020)

Amber Heard admits ‘hitting’ ex-husband Johnny Depp in explosive audio confession (4 February 2020) But much earlier coverage of this relationship saw Johnny being widely shamed as ‘the’ abuser

She begged him for sex and then accused him of sexual assault. Columbia expelled him despite audio proving his side (27 January 2020)

The Cyprus rape liar – What really happened? (19 January 2020)

Scheming Christian rocker, 48, avoids jail after falsely accusing boy, 13, of rape (9 January 2020)

13-year-old girl charged after falsely accusing teacher of sexual assault (26 October 2019) USA

Girl, 15, falsely accuses family friend, 24, of molesting her and sending her lewd photographs in a sick bid to get attention (10 October 2019)

Virginia girl who said white classmates cut her dreadlocks made the story up, school says (1 October 2019) Another day, another lie

Neighbour heard ‘piercing scream’ before woman found on fire, trial told (12 August 2019)

British woman arrested after lodging rape complaint against 12 Israeli teens (29 July 2019)

She Falsely Accused Two Police Officers Of Rape. She Was Sentenced To Just 23 Months in Jail (13 July 2019) USA

Arkansas woman must register as sex offender after she tried to frame her husband for rape and child porn possession (4 July 2019) USA

Taxi driver framed for rape now scared to carry females (26 June 2019)

Caitlin Gray, 20, in court after accusing good Samaritan of indecent assault, stalking (25 June 2019) Australia

‘We believe you’ – watch this YouTube video (18 May 2019)

She Didn’t Get An ‘A’ So She Accused Professor Of Sexual Harassment. Then She Held Ex At Knifepoint To Destroy Evidence (14 May 2019) USA

‘Jared’ and ‘Kate’: A false-allegation #MeToo saga that police and prosecutors got right, by Diana Davison (25 April 2019) USA

‘Divorce and the Silver Bullet’, by James C. Coren (16 April 2019)

Ian Mulgrew: Father seeks justice after son’s abduction (7 April 2019)

The Daniel Jones story appeared on 60 Minutes (Australia) on 7 April 2019 – details here

West Virginia mother charged in false abduction report (6 April 2019)

Woman’s rape lies exposed by CCTV showing she was at Morrisons (2 April 2019) UK

False convictions, ruined lives (30 March 2019) USA

‘Spare innocent men anguish’: India ruling aims to end false rape claims (11 February 2019)

How fake allegations landed an innocent man in jail (18 January 2019) Australia

Woman’s cruel plan to frame husband (3 December 2018) Australia. Read the story first, and then see how a feminist media outlet responds ‘The woman who framed her husband’: Why this story shouldn’t be front page news today‘ (4 December 2018)

“This dishonest woman might exist – in fact, lots and lots of dishonest people exist – but there are thousands more victims for whom the stigma of reporting domestic violence, and not being believed, means they’ll never come forward.

When we see the front page story about a man falsely accused of rape, or framed for domestic violence, we’re allowed to feel sympathy for him. But we need to remember that his story is the exception, not the rule, and often the rule – in this case, countless honest victims – fades into obscurity.

Because when something is normal, it doesn’t make the news. And that’s the saddest part.”

#MenToo: Defending Dartmouth’s Todd Heatherton (21 November 2018) USA

Woman given suspended sentence for making false rape claim (20 November 2018)

She Accused A Cop Of Sexual Battery. Here’s How Her Story Fell Apart (14 November 2018)

Canberra woman admits to falsifying rape claim that saw her former partner jailed (7 November 2018) Australia

Senate Judiciary Refers ANOTHER Kavanaugh Accuser For Criminal Investigation (2 November 2018) USA

High School Girls Admitted to Making False Sexual Assault Accusations Against a Male Student Because They ‘Just Don’t Like Him’ (17 October 2018) USA

After a year of #MeToo, American opinion has shifted against victims (15 October 2018)

SCOTLAND: Woman wins £80,000 in damages from man cleared of raping her in St Andrews (5 October 2018)

I wonder how common it is to have false accusations of sexual misconduct? (3 October 2018) Twitter discussion thread

BBC’s Katty Kay repeatedly lies about rape in an article about how women don’t lie about rape (28 September 2018)

Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity (3 July 2018)

Teenager, 18, who lied that her ex-boyfriend drugged and raped her is fined £200 for wasting police time (11 June 2018) UK

False accusations are harmless, so they say (6 May 2018)

Student Liam Allan’s rape charges scrapped after 40,000 messages from accuser revealed in court (16 December 2017) UK

Goldfields woman fined $4,000 after falsely accusing taxi driver of sexual assault (27 November 2017)

Mother who cried rape after a one night stand with hero police officer she met on a dating website is jailed for 27 months (16 October 2017)

Ontario Woman Must Pay $24,000 To Man She Accused Of Rape, After Losing Appeal (30 September 2017)

Father-of-five taxi driver was shunned by local Muslim community after student, 22, falsely accused him of groping her when he refused to accept her kebab-soaked £10 note (20 September 2017)

“Pointon broke down in tears and asked if she could drop the charges when her account was challenged by police … Judge Christopher Batty told her: “Your malicious complaint has done a huge disservice to those seeking justice through the police and courts.”

Why do judges never make the point that false rape allegations are very damaging to men, in part due to their lack of anonymity, and offer them some sympathy?” (Source)

Cambridge don is cleared after his PhD student fiancee accused him of assault (15 September 2017) UK

Rape Case Against USC Student Dismissed After Judge Sees Security Video (4 August 2017) This case also covered in this ‘College Fix’ article.

Bruises: Police brutality or false accusations? (27 June 2017) with video footage here

Former college co-ed, 19, who falsely accused two football players of rape at a party to get sympathy from a prospective boyfriend faces TWO YEARS in jail in plea deal (17 June 2017)

Woman ‘made up sex attack claims against 15 men and sent innocent man to jail for 7 years’ (14 June 2017) with further details here

Sydney man plans to sue police after two years battling rape allegations (2 June 2017)

Innocent man locked up 19 days after ex-wife makes up story: ‘You hurt every real victim out there’ (1 June 2017)

Man reveals how his life was ruined when a fellow student accused him of attacking her after she was egged on by ‘friends’ (7 May 2017) UK

Rape charges to be dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case (5 May 2017)

Lynn University Settles With Student Police Say Was Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault (3 May 2017)

‘The nightmare will stay with me forever’: Teacher at a £33,000-a-year school who was falsely accused of rape by a student is now unemployed and living off benefits despite being cleared by a jury in just 15 minutes (16 April 2017) UK

Uber bans female rider over false rape accusations (8 April 2017)

Texas woman staged her own kidnapping and sexual assault, police say (23 March 2017) Subsequent police reaction described here.

Feminist claims to have been attacked by a group of men, caught out lying (20 March 2017)

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’ (8 March 2017)

Another false accusation of rape on a college campus (27 February 2017)

Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players (22 February 2017)

Female teacher, 35, falsely accused a male colleague of being a paedophile by posing as a sexually abused 14-year-old pupil and calling Childline to say he’d groped the ‘child’s’ breast (1 February 2017)

Emmett Till: Woman who triggered 1955 murder of African American boy admits lying about harassment (29 January 2017)

Video about women lying about rape (23 January 2017)

Teenage waitress jailed after editing video to make it sound like police officer was threatening to rape her (5 January 2017)

Derby mum of two spared jail after admitting blackmail over false rape claim
(21 December 2016) UK

Man wins $20k over rape, implant claims (4 December 2016) NZ

‘We’ve been branded rapists with no evidence whatsoever’: Two men cleared of sex attack on married British woman in Dubai reveal their relief as case collapses and they are free to fly home (25 November 2016)

Fox News ‘golden boy’ Tucker Carlson almost had his career derailed after a woman falsely accused him of raping her in a packed Kentucky pizza restaurant (21 November 2016) USA

Troubled woman with a history of drug use who claimed that she was assaulted by Donald Trump at a Jeffrey Epstein sex party at age 13 made it all up (8 November 2016)

Woman accused of filing false rape complaint in Bristol seeks program (5 November 2016) UK

Woman’s Facebook message from 2009 undermines sex-assault conviction against ex-husband (4 November 2016) Canada

Woman admits to reporting false rape (26 September 2016) USA

Is Hrithik Roshan prepping up for a final showdown with Kangana Ranaut? (29 September 2016) India

Angelina Jolie accused of smear campaign to win full custody of kids (24 September 2016) Johnny Depp just went through a similar experience (except in that case he was alleged to have abused his wife rather than children), and now it’s Brad Pitt’s turn. More on that divorce here.

Vicious whispers led to doting dad’s murder (13 September 2016)

Woman admits to making false rape claim: police (12 September 2016)

Female student admits to incredible lie that got Auburn football player kicked off team (9 September 2016)

Chris Brown was ‘set up’ by beauty queen who claimed he stuck a gun in her face – and she has history of making false accusations, his lawyer claims (3 September 2016)

If a gay guy can get reported to the police 3x for sexual assault against a woman, what’s the chance of most reports of sexual assault being true? (29 August 2016) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Ex’s lawyer: Video shows woman beating herself up (26 August 2016) USA

German model who made false rape allegations ordered to pay fine (22 August 2016)

Fifty Shades of Innocence by Cathy McCulloch (10 August 2016)

Woman made two 999 false rape calls to get a free lift home from the police (28 July 2016) UK

Woman charged in Boscobel infant’s death first blamed father (28 July 2016)

New York woman is charged with fabricating story of her own abduction after police spend ‘six figures’ on investigation and chase down 400 leads (24 July 2016)

An International Timeline Of False Rape Allegations 1674-2015

Cheerleader claims domestic abuse, cellphone video taken by boyfriend shows her as the aggressor (9 July 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked video

Israeli women lie in divorce, 99% commit perjury (29 June 2016)

Police: Toledo woman threatened boy into having sex with her (15 June 2016) USA

Pauline Hanson claims women make frivolous DV complaints (10 June 2016) Australia

Vengeful student who told her ex-boyfriend she would ruin his life then lied to police about being beaten and strangled by him is jailed for 15 months (8 June 2016)

City lawyer accused of sex assault after a brief encounter with a colleague behind Waterloo station faces no further action because of lack of evidence (6 June 2016)

Cheerleader claims domestic abuse, cellphone video taken by boyfriend shows her as the aggressor (25 May 2016)

Woman ‘mutilates Chihuahua to fake miscarriage’ (24 May 2016)

Taxi driver’s CCTV lands ‘sex attack’ liar Claire Carr, 20, in jail (21 May 2016) UK, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Calling out false abuse allegations (16 May 2016)

Hawthorn players cleared of rape allegations (9 May 2016) Australia

Father, having falsely done 8 years in prison for raping his step-daughter, fighting deportation. Step daughter coming out telling that the mother threatened her to come up with the bogus charges (27 April 2016)

Why Are False Allegations of Domestic Violence Rarely Prosecuted? (22 April 2016)

Woman pays for accusations (21 April 2016) Canada

Girls told to write letters of apology to man they falsely accused of sex crime (5 April 2016) UK. This story bucks the trend

Truth and deception: Ghomeshi verdict a good day for justice (24 March 2016) Canada

‘Trouble just happens to find you’: Hazem El Masri opens up about the toughest time in his life (14 March 2016) Australia

Woman lies to justify denying her child contact with dad (4 March 2016) UK video

Woman accused of lying about rape to cover up consensual rendezvous at motel (1 March 2016)

Woman Sentenced to Electronic Home Monitoring for False Rape Accusation (1 March 2016) USA

Shaun Kenny-Dowall not guilty of assaulting former partner Jess Peris (29 February 2016) Australia

It is easier to believe that young men would rape a woman than to believe a woman would have unconventional sex (26 February 2016)

Get Someone To Bruise Your Face ~ A Real Womans Advice On Domestic Violence (20 February 2016) Australia

Reddit Father’s Story Reveals Interesting Societal Bias (13 February 2016)

Man in prison for 18 years to be freed after accuser recants (17 February 2016)

My year of hell: Commuter accused of ‘preposterous’ sexual assault case wary of travelling with women (9 February 2016) UK

Report: Affair with former co-worker reason for Myrtle Beach woman’s rape claim (2 February 2016) USA

Jackie’s rape story was false. So why hasn’t the media named her by now? (11 January 2016) USA

Woman who falsely claimed she had been raped so she could resit her A-levels is jailed for two years (24 December 2015) UK

Female Landlord tried to Accuse Man of Rape but Failed, because Cam! (13 December 2015)

Bloomington woman charged in false rape report (10 December 2015) USA

My story of what happens when a man is falsely accused of Domestic Violence (2 December 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

Maths teacher is struck off for posing as a 13-year-old girl to accuse headmaster of sexual abuse after she was sacked for ‘professional incompetence’ (28 November 2015)

The real ‘Hunting Ground’ (18 November 2015) USA

Woman charged with falsely accusing a man of sexual assault and other crimes (18 November 2015)

19 Harvard Law professors pen letter denouncing ‘The Hunting Ground’ (11 November 2015) USA

Woman made false rape allegation against man she was angry with – court (29 October 2015) Ireland

Canberra mother ‘forum shopped’ for a quick divorce in the United States (26 October 2015) False accusation of domestic violence to get speedy divorce/custody. Australia

Deutsche Bank Executive Wrongly Fired on `False’ Sex Complaints (25 September 2015)

“… the court agreed with Joy’s arguments that the lender’s investigation was handled differently because he’s a man.

“The whole factual matrix on which the decision to dismiss was based was, in itself, infused with, and tainted by, discrimination,” Judge Graeme Hodgson said in the ruling. “The conclusions on the claimant’s behavior are founded on stereotyped assumptions of how a man behaves.””

A loving father’s life destroyed by child sex abuse lies peddled by his own daughter (1 November 2015) UK

Former Congressional Candidate Admits Sending Death Threats To Herself (29 October 2015)

BBC shows its contempt for victims of false rape allegations yet again (6 October 2015)

SOLICITOR WRITES: DV system abused by false allegations (25 September 2015) Australia

Peak Fake Rape (23 September 2015) USA

Woman sentenced to five-day short detention order for false rape claim (17 September 2015) Singapore

Police officers investigated over rape, domestic violence claims which saw prison guard wrongfully jailed (16 September 2015) Australia

University of Michigan sex assault finding thrown out (15 September 2015)

Former NSW police worker guilty of false rape claims against prison guard ex-boyfriend (26 August 2015)

Rohtak Sisters’ Molestation Claim False, Says Police SIT; Counsel Alleges Bias (19 August 2015) India

When prosecutors believe the unbelievable (16 July 2015) USA

Case study of a situation involving false allegations of sexual assault by a father (March 2015) Australia

“I’m sorry Kelly but 3 days is rubbish.  My ex partner went straight to the Courts and just filled out a form 5 days before Christmas and alleged that I had stalked her, threatened her and abused her and our son.  I had to wait three MONTHS before I had my day in court.

I went to court armed to the gills with evidence of her lies and after waiting 6hrs in the court rooms I had 5 mins in court where no body asked me anything, not a word.  Her lawyer changed the story at the last minute and then the lovely magistrate decided to postpone the next determination hearing 6 weeks down the track.  

I went close to 5 months without seeing my son all because of my ex partners lies. No evidence.  Nothing. Never touched her, never threatened her.  Ever. 

But I was determined to be guilty until proven innocent, and all on the say so of one bitter, twisted person.  No one cared about me or my side of the story.  The only ones who cared were the lawyers (a prominient law firm) who asked for $10K up front before they would even represent me.  

In the end she dropped her accusations after we had to go to court the second time.  Her penalty for perjuring herself twice? Nothing.  Her penalty for slandering me for 6 months? Nothing. Her penalty for denying my family access to their grandson over Christmas? Nothing.  Her penalty for denying my son access to his father? None.

I came so close to topping myself on several occasions during those long dark months that I had to endure being treated like a criminal, like the worst of the worst, the dregs of society.

But I kept on saying to myself that I had to fight for the most important person in the world; my son. I am glad that I had immense support from my family and friends otherwise I probably wouldn’t be here to write you this note.

I am all for very harsh penalties for any person who assaults another but the changes to DV that were made several years ago make basically every possible argument or disagreement in a domestic environment grounds for DV, and all it takes is one person to accuse you and you’re nicked.  Well you are if you are a bloke.

There were penalties for perjury in the DV legislation but they were removed.  Penalties for knowingly making false statements to police and the courts should be treated just as harshly in my mind.  If there are no penalties for lying in court then who can believe what people say in court?” (Source – See reader’s comments from Brett)

False rape accusations tell us something important about America (17 July 2015)

Woman demanded lift home, then falsely alleged rape: prosecution says (20 July 2015)

Mother Incarcerated after Forcing Daughter to Falsely Accuse Father of Sexual Abuse (25 June 2015)

Another example of the deplorable way reporters cover false rape claims (24 June 2015)

Woman Who Accused Her Husband Of Beating Her Is Arrested For Domestic Battery (11 June 2015)

Monash University awarded $900,000 in indemnity costs for failed sexual harassment case (11 June 2015)

Scots woman cried rape after man she had first date train sex with ran away at his stop (9 June 2015)

Carole Thomas charged with public mischief (9 June 2015)

Why do women lie more than men? Because we’re ‘nicer’ (5 June 2015)

Canadian examples of false claims of domestic abuse (May 2015)

Alesia Riabenkova (25 May 2015) U.K

Albury sex assault: Investigation finalised (1 May 2015). Notice how no-one actually comes out and says the girl made a false allegation, presumably all too scared that the feminists would get even angrier. No repercussion for the girl making the claim because that would be ‘victim’ blaming. In this article the police even state that they “were adamant they didn’t want the outcome to dissuade people reporting similar incidents. “We encourage anyone who has been the victim of a crime to come forward,” police said. It appears unlikely the teenager who reported the incident will be charged.” Hello! The only crime here was the false allegation. Idiotic PC. Related reddit mensrights discussion thread here

What do we know about false rape allegations? (28 June 2015)

Police charge woman for making up a rape after she was exposed by her own FitBit (24 June 2015)

Married woman’s fake rape claim after consensual sex (14 April 2015)

Canberra man Lewis Todd Meegan found not guilty of rape at Australian National University in 2011 (2 April 2015)

‘Women have mood swings’: Suspended ASU football player’s girlfriend, 19, says she made up claims of abuse out of jealousy and was never hit (2 April 2015)

Former Australian police officer recounts his story of being falsely accused of domestic violence (31 March 2015)

A Man Who Was Falsely Accused Of Rape Shares His Agonising Story (28 March 2015)

Woman jailed for falsely accusing two soldiers of trying to rape her because she was ashamed about drunken cocaine-fuelled threesome (27 March 2015)

Abita Springs woman feigns rape to cover up extramarital impregnation: police (26 March 2015)

Woman lied about rape claim because man ‘was ignorant to her and called her names,’ police say (18 March 2015)

‘Devious’ care-worker who claimed ex lover raped her caught out – after he filmed their one night stand (23 February 2015)

B.C. man wins right to sue rape-accuser for defamation after he was cleared of charge (12 February 2015)

Woman falsely accuses man of rape, and man captures it on video (18 December 2014)

Two girls on a bus in India start beating some young men with their belts. The claim the men groped them. They became internet heros for defending themselves (and womanhood generally). Then the truth gradually leaked out (4 December 2014) And more videos surfaced of them beating men on other occasions.

13 women who lied about being raped and why they did it, by Janet Bloomfield (11 December 2014)

Botched rape case against ACT prison guard dropped after four months in jail (23 November 2014)

Woman allegedly fakes domestic violence to steal money, credit cards from good Samaritans (10 November 2014)

Victory – BBC backs down over dishonest “rape victim” headline (9 November 2014)

Montgomery doctor files lawsuit after ‘excessive’ shocking incident (20 October 2014)

Tawny Blazejowski (19 October 2014)

Wanetta Gibson (15 October 2014)

Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter (16 October 2014)

Abuse of protective orders: Judge Judy gets it (14 October 2014)

Kelly Harwood (10 October 2014) and again here

Deanna Griego (10 October 2014)

Girls falsely report being abducted and assaulted (7 October 2014)

Emily Checksfield (2 October 2014)

Pauley Perrette (18 September 2014)

Megan Welter (21 September 2014)

Katherine Bennett (29 August 2014)

‘Why I falsely accused father of abusing daughter’: Police leant on me to stand by claim, social worker told tribunal (9 August 2014)

Prison officer facing rape allegations freed following suspicions about his accuser (29 July 2014)

The science of false rape allegations (29 July 2014) Video. More value in the comments section due to gynocentric bias of the author

Diane Pike (July 2014)

Conor Oberst rape accuser: ‘I made up lies to get attention’ (14 July 2014) and how do the feminists respond to this? Thoughtful introspection? No, by blaming the victim!

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/06/30/05/57/accused-rapist-sues-police

Oxford union ‘rape victim knew her claim was false’ (29 June 2014)

Woman makes false rape accusation against another woman (26 June 2014)

Trainee barrister jailed for false rape claims (27 June 2014) sparking “anger from women’s rights campaigners

Woman who cried rape after getting cold shoulder in Belfast nightclub is jailed for nine months (4 April 2014) and related reddit discussion thread

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140610/NEWS01/306100026/Rape-charge-against-Newark-man-dismissed-after-woman-admits-lying

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/05/law-graduate-guilty-falsely-accusing-boyfriend-rape

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/false-rape-claim-girl-given-7207499

Supreme Court reinstates charges against Billings woman accused of false rape claims (4 June 2014)

Judge orders woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of rape to pay $2.6 million (21 May 2014)

Until proven guilty‘ (27 April 2014)

How False Allegations are treated in the Family Law Act (3 March 2014) Australia. Reddit discussion thread here

Father freed after a decade in jail as daughter admits she lied about him raping her when she was 11 as she was ‘disappointed in him’ (3 April 2012)

http://www.cotwa.info/2014/03/aclu-backs-cameras-on-police-officers.html

Elizabeth Coast’s False Rape Claim Leads To 2 Months Jail In Virginia (21 August 2013) USA. He endured four years in jail – she got two months of weekend detention. BS

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/woman-gets-to-months-in-prison-for-faking-her-kidnapping/article_3ef3e6d4-c648-11e3-8e55-001a4bcf6878.html
Woman allegedly cried rape 11 times to avoid taking the bar exam (3 April 2014)
Woman jailed after 11th false rape claim in a decade (26 February 2013)
Washington dad awarded USD9 million in false sexual abuse case (See another article on the same case here)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2593508/Mother-launched-hate-campaign-against-primary-school-headteacher-spread-fake-rumours-claiming-sexually-abused-daughter-walks-free.html

http://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/australia-celebrates-false-accusation-awareness-week/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-prosecutor-barred-courtroom-article-1.1746238 (Man in jail for 8 months because prosecutor hid evidence that would have exonerated him)

http://theadvocate.com/news/7201179-123/tables-turn-on-lawyer-who (Female lawyer lies and taxi driver goes to jail – read more here)

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/strathfield-station-sex-assault-case-charges-dropped-against-man-accused-of-raping-schoolgirl-20140129-31lz2.html#ixzz2rpcWNUmW

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/woman-who-cried-rape-after-getting-cold-shoulder-in-belfast-nightclub-is-jailed-for-nine-months-30153782.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563105/Young-mother-claimed-raped-ex-boyfriend-cover-drunken-threesome-two-men-jailed-three-years.html

http://www.f4e.com.au/blog/2014/02/08/married-muslim-woman-had-affair-then-alleged-rape/

http://www.f4e.com.au/blog/2014/02/08/newlywed-who-falsely-claimed-rape-to-hide-affair-walks-free/

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-rape-suspect-cleared-appeal-6811366

How to ruin a man’s life over $13 (8 August 2012) Video

Maria di Toro (9 February 2012)

Video of woman caught out making false allegation to police (30 March 2009) USA

His reputation sullied, teacher commits suicide – False accusation leads to tragedy in Virginia city (15 February 2004) Yes, the alleged victim was a boy in this instance but this story is included here to show what a false accusation can lead to.

You can find plenty more like the above by googling on “false rape allegations”, including this article.

Further case-studies/examples can be found in my post in relation to the gender justice gap (aka the ‘Pussy-Pass’).

The next group of links relate to general discussion concerning the topic of false accusations and related matters:

Britain makes false rape accusations into a major money-earning proposition (July 2020) Twitter item

It is time for new laws to punish false accusers (6 October 2019)

Zali Steggall and family law: Part of the disease, not the cure (30 September 2019) Australia

Kevin Andrews refused to condemn Hanson over ‘lying’ women claim (24 September 2019) Australia

Viral video at Cedar Breaks park (13 September 2018)

Men should be angrier about #MeToo (3 October 2018)

Vulnerable Women Are Routinely Prosecuted – And Imprisoned – For False Rape Claims In The UK (29 June 2018) UK

When An Accuser Cries Wolf: Repercussions for Making False Allegations of Sexual Assault On College Campuses (26 June 2018)

Laura Kipnis, Rape Culture, and the Disappearance of Sex (18 April 2017)

A travesty of justice (27 February 2017) Recommended reading

Country Where Men Are Legally Mistreated by Women (23 February 2017) Israel

Motives for Filing a False Allegation of Rape (17 February 2017) A Dutch academic study – see table of results on this page.

You know that narrative about train groping and women-only carriages in Japan? About that (19 October 2016) Japan

Veterans face the ultimate indignity (12 October 2016) Australia

False rape allegations – half of reports are false, says America’s most eminent expert (7 October 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

‘No-evidence’ AVOs slammed as threat to basic rights (24 September 2016) Australia

How the Feminist Silence on False Rape Accusations Hurts Everyone, by Toni Airaksinen (12 September 2016)

Illegal immigrants make up rape and sex assault claims ‘to stay in the U.S. longer’. Series of false accusations at detention centers are ‘tactic to beat deportation’ (9 September 2016)

Prosecution or persecution (20 August 2016)

Why do college girls lie about rape? (1 June 2016) USA

New Israeli study: 15% to 40% of rape complaints are lies (26 April 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

We should stop naming people accused of sexual assault (24 March 2016) USA

How to get rich: Accuse a man of rape (15 March 2016) Australian feminist journalist thinks the idea of women lying about rape for financial gain is funny.

The US needs to restore impartiality in dealing with sexual assault allegations (10 March 2016) USA

US EEOC Report: More than half of all allegations of sexual harassment are determined to be without reasonable cause (12 February 2016) USA. Reddit discussion thread and linked data source.

Domestic violence complainant charged with contempt (20 December 2015) Australia

“A NSW Police spokesman said victims should report abuse without fear of being charged by police if they later changed or retracted their statements.”

Almost half of women report having post-sex blues: Here’s how to avoid them (9 October 2015) This phenomenon may well be a factor contributing to the incidence of false rape claims

University of Tennessee reports that more than 20% sexual assault reports are “unfounded” (October 2015) with a similar percentage occurring at Harvard

Police ‘child abuse’ investigations are now undermining justice (18 September 2015) UK

Lisa Longstaff Can’t Stop Lying About Rape (23 May 2015)

Manchester police admit they don’t prosecute women who make false rape allegations (17 May 2015)

Incoming Israeli Justice Minister set to meet Attorney General about policy not to prosecute women who falsely accuse men (10 May 2015)

Barbara Kay: Thou shall not bear false witness … except against men (8 April 2015)

False Accusations of Rape: Lynching in the 21st Century (24 March 2015) A book by John Davis

To the left, lying about rape is just dandy (10 December 2014)

109 women prosecuted for false rape claims in five years, say campaigners (2 December 2014) UK

Factitious Sexual Harassment, by Sara Feldman-Schorrig, MD in Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law (1996)

Root cause of rape and false rape claims: the ‘regret asymmetry’ between men and women (4 December 2013)

The problem with prosecuting women for false rape allegations (3 December 2014)

Prosecuting rape liars ‘violates human rights,’ and rape victims’ advocates want it to stop (2 December 2014)

Domestic Violence leave – ACTU wage case application and video interview (28 October 2014) Australia. If false accusations of domestic abuse aren’t already a problem, then ‘initiatives’ like this will surely encourage more such claims

Petition to US Congress in relation to false accusations of domestic violence (October 2014)

The next time someone says that “only” eight percent of rape claims are false (7 October 2014)

Delhi Commission for Women concerned with rise of false rape charges (6 October 2014)

How many rape reports are false? (19 September 2014)

Crying rape: False rape accusations exist and they are a serious problem (18 September 2014)

Very few women taken to court for false rape allegations in U.K (5 September 2014)

Mothers against fake rape seek to turn the tide of drunken allegations (27 August 2014)

Why do women make false rape allegations? (27 July 2014)

Ever wondered why most doctors insist on a chaperone with female patients – but not with male ones? It’s generally not motivated by abuse prevention, but rather to prevent false allegations of abuse. A reddit discussion thread (July 2014)

Men defending themselves is harassment, says law professor (23 June 2014)

Men live in fear of teenage girls flirting with them (15 July 2014)

90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women (22 June 2014)

This article is entitled “College Rape Accusations and the Presumption of Male Guilt” (and with almost 500 comments it’s clearly a hot topic in the U.S.A). See also this related article entitled ‘Judith Grossman: A mother, a feminist, Aghast‘ (with over 1,000 reader comments)

Op-Ed: A timeline of recent false rape cases (15 March 2013)

The ’50 actual facts about rape’ not entirely ‘actual’ (4 November 2012)

http://chronicle.com/article/In-Making-Campuses-Safe-for/127766/

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/college-facing-trial-for-branding-innocent-student-rapist/

http://5newsonline.com/2014/05/01/student-filed-false-ua-campus-rape-report-police-say/

False abuse claims are the new court weapon, retiring judge says (6 July 2013)

Nanny jailed for crying rape after one-night stand (21 November 2012)

http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/catherine-comins-actual-quote-about.html

And now read this revealing piece about modern campus courtship

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/04/03/jameis-winston-florida-state-rape-investigation-title-ix-civil-rights/7262359/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/false-claims-of-rape-and-harassment-are-now-employed-by-activists-as-tools-of-social-change/

Further sources on this topic include: 

A hand response to those who say false rape accusations should not be punished (14 May 2016) From Reddit mensrights

Feminism And The Manufacture Of A Modern Misogynist (18 December 2015)

http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/whispers-of-dissent-within-feminist.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://uberfeminist.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/false-rape-allegations.html

Flooded by false rape accusations (25 November 2013)

Family Court of Australia (2009): Mother falsely claims abuse by father and is admonished by judge but still granted full custody. WTF?

96% of women are liars, honest (9 December 2004) Based on a survey of 5,000 women in the UK

An October 2004 article on the frequency of false rape allegations

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/the_anatomy_of_false_accusations_a_skeptical_case_study/

http://www.angryharry.com/reWomanNeverLie.htm

http://www.angryharry.com/Flooded-By-False-Rape-Allegations.htm

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/30/political-hunt-for-sex-abusers-puts-military-justi/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116768/latest-target-mens-rights-movement-definition-rape (The article is biased against men but there are links to useful online resources within the readers comments section)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/22/sex-booze-and-feminism.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1zqgro/if_no_means_no_then_what_does_yes_mean/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://justinvacula.com/2014/04/04/when-feminism-is-incompatible-with-skepticism-2/

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Domestic violence is not a gendered issue – Why the pervasive sexist bias against men?

Domestic violence (DV), also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or Family & Domestic Violence (FDV), is a shocking blight on the community. This is a scourge that inflicts substantial negative impacts on the lives of countless men, women and children. Whilst definitions have evolved and broadened, DV is loosely defined as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse“.

It is important to acknowledge that DV encompasses man on man, women on women, man on woman, and woman on man violence (both cis- and transgender). Further, in many instances violence is perpetrated by both partners as shown in the accompanying diagram. There is also a strong nexus between the incidence of child abuse/neglect and subsequent perpetration of domestic violence by affected individuals upon reaching adulthood.

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The Wikipedia entry for ‘Epidemiology of domestic violence‘ provides readers with useful background information on this topic. For those willing to read something a little meatier, I would recommend this paper by esteemed DV researcher Malcolm George. Malcolm walks the reader through the historical context to the current debate about gender differences in violent behaviour and the way that society responds to the issue.

Many of those working within the DV sector, particularly here in Australia, only choose to acknowledge one element of the problem – that part involving male perpetrators and female victims. It is no coincidence that most staff within these government agencies, universities and NGO’s are strongly influenced by, and biased towards, feminist ideology. The feminist position is unequivocal, and it is that domestic violence = men’s violence towards women. Here is an example of that mindset, and here are many others.

This routine failure by feminists to recognise and discuss male victims, female perpetrators and bi-directional violence is no accident or coincidence. It is a deliberate strategy to build their brand, and in so doing demonise the overwhelming majority of men who have never, and would never, hurt or abuse their partner.

As a result, and in order to support the feminist narrative, a great deal of ‘cherry-picking’ and misrepresentation occurs in relation to the statistics provided in DV literature. In addition, the design and implementation of survey instruments is too often tainted with bias. This issue, that of feminist efforts to hide or discredit legitimate research and/or generate false or misleading statistics, is explored in this further blog post.

You will note, as you scroll down this page, that there are a multitude of sources of DV statistics, particularly the United Kingdom and the United States. Here in Australia, much less research has been undertaken – particularly in relation to male victimisation. One of the more significant sources is the Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey 2012, which found that one in three victims of domestic abuse were male. The results of overseas studies generally found levels of male and female victimisation that were closer to parity, and in some instances even higher rates of victimisation for men that women.

Unfortunately many journalists display remarkable tunnel-vision when addressing the topic of IPV. Indeed some have suggested that the media is complicit in the same sort of systemic gender bias against males noted earlier amongst those working in the field of DV.

Turning to my first example, an article called ‘Til death do us part’ which appeared in The Australian newspaper. It consisted of five pages of heart-wrenching coverage of men’s violence towards female partners, but made no mention of any other form of domestic violence, i.e. m-m, f-f, or women on men. Similarly this February 2014 article from The Mail newspaper also neglected to mention that men can be victims too.

Fiona McCormack also ignores male victims and female abusers this item on Australian ABC TV … except in an aside where she implies that anyone who raises the issue of women abusers is only seeking to “excuse” the behaviour of male abusers. This is very much akin to the feminist predilection of labelling anyone who questions various aspects of sexual assault (e.g. false rape allegations) as being “rape apologists” “victim blamers” etc.

Now let’s turn to this article by Charlie Pickering (more about Charlie here). Charlie is concerned that more attention is paid to the issue of random one-punch attacks on men, than on the violence visited nightly on women people in their homes. He goes on to state:

“For a long time, the term domestic violence has softened and normalised what is really going on. A more accurate term is ‘men’s violence against women’. Not ‘violence against women’, because that takes the responsibility for it away from those who need to be made responsible.”

This belief, that by acknowledging male victims and female perpetrators, we are somehow ignoring the validity and the pain of female victims is absurd, yet unfortunately commonplace in public discourse. The fact that there may be somewhat fewer male victims does not, nor should not, make domestic violence a gendered issue.

A precious few writers, like this one, suggest a more practical and unbiased approach to the issue:

“When it comes to the statistics about domestic abuse, it doesn’t matter to me how many men to how many women experience domestic violence. Domestic violence is a power issue more than a gender issue. Intimate Partner Violence affects men and women, and I really do not care in what proportion …

Within anti-domestic violence advocacy, there seems to be a trend to pit female victims against male victims and vice-versa. I do not know who is behind it, nor do I know if there is a “who” to blame. I do know that blame has no place in this fight against domestic abuse, especially when victim blames victim for any reason …

In a perfect society, men and women are equally protected under the law not because more laws were made to protect one sex but because in each mind and heart of all people, women and men are respected equally, and the individual contributions or crimes are our only measures of judgment. However, this ideal is as far away from our current reality as the idea that no person would seek power over another.”

Many others within the wider community have, however, embraced a biased and incomplete representation of DV, liberally salted with misinformation, at face value. Who could blame them, given that so many sources are bellowing out the same relentless message about male perpetrators and female victims, whilst studiously ignoring other elements of the issue.

Here in Australia, let’s look at this page within the web site of the Department of Social Services entitled ‘Women’s safety’, and the linked 28 page literature review prepared by ‘Urbis’ consultants at a cost of $220,000. One would have assumed, especially given the enormous cost, that the review would have encompassed all forms of abuse and perpetration. But, unfortunately, it did not.

In fact the review states that “Male perpetrators of domestic violence or sexual assault against men and female perpetrators of either offence against men have not been considered in this literature review. It is acknowledged that in practice the great majority of programs will be targeted towards men who commit domestic violence or sexual assault against women.”

Yes, that makes perfect sense … there are no programs for female offenders so let’s pretend they don’t exist. Such circular logic is (almost) unbelievable. And no, there is no corresponding ‘Mens Safety’ page within the DSS web site.

To be fair, the authors of some studies do admit that there are many female perpetrators and male victims, and that little research has been directed towards these groups. They also admit that there are probably many similarities between male and female perpetrators of IPV. They then invariably proceed, however, to offer a variety of justifications to continue their focus on the ‘domestic violence = Mens violence towards women’ model (example).

When misleading statistics are repeatedly exposed the feminist reaction is to move the goalposts by expanding the reach of the definition of domestic violence to encompass sexual violence, and less tangible forms of non-physical ‘violence’. This serves to both maximise the perceived magnitude of the problem, as well as support the anti-male narrative.

Naturally those areas where female perpetration is substantial, such as child abuse and elder abuse, are totally ‘out of bounds’. This theme is explored in this separate blog post. The same approach has been taken by feminists to prop up the notion of the existence of a ‘rape culture‘ in western societies.

Those of us concerned about men’s rights seek to have all aspects of domestic violence considered, as well as seeking remedies to specific issues such as:

  • the lack of resources to assist abused men and their children
  • laws and legal procedures that are based on the assumption that the male in the relationship is the abuser
  • negative and biased behaviour towards men who seek assistance, for example the screening of (only) male callers to abuse help-lines to determine if they are in fact perpetrators (example)

A selection of statistical sources that haven’t been doctored to support the feminist narrative

Coercive control and domestic violence, by Prof. Nicola Graham-Kevan (7 June 2020) You Tube video of conference presentation

Domestic abuse by women triples in a decade with female attackers carrying out almost a third of assaults (26 January 2020)

New AIC paper appears to cherry-pick data to fit “gendered violence” narrative (30 October 2019)

Male Victims of Domestic Violence Suffer Severe Effects, Canadian Study Reports (15 April 2019)

Assessing the risk of repeat intimate partner assault, by NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research (December 2018)

Are a third of domestic abuse victims men? (6 December 2018) UK

Dunedin study gender violence truths (13 June 2016) Video

References examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners: An Annotated Bibliography by Martin S. Fiebert. This bibliography examines 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. Here is a link to an updated June 2013 version of Fiebert’s bibliography.

Partner Abuse, Volume 1, No. 1, 2010 The first edition of a new journal created to showcase academic research into domestic violence without gender bias

Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project – Facts and Statistics on Domestic Violence at-a-Glance. Sponsored by the Journal Partner Abuse, November, 2012. This study is also discussed in this article
Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States: An Examination of the Review of Literature through the Critical Theoretical Perspective, by Caroletta A. Shuler (2010) and related reddit discussion thread

Extensive listing of mainly North American research findings related to domestic violence (29 April 2015)

Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile (27 January 2011) Almost equal numbers of male and female victims of DV

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Men who Sustain Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Help-seeking and Community Samples (2012)

Partner Violence as Female-specific in Aetiology

Intimate partner violence: Facts and statistics (1 September 2014) Included some discussion of ‘Patriarchal Dominance’ theory

Domestic violence rates are higher for homosexual couples than for heterosexual couples (18 November 2013)

Preliminary Examination of a Mutual Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Among Treatment-Mandated Couples (2013)

Male victims of domestic violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review by Michael S. Kimmel (2001)

Women who perpetrate intimate partner violence: A review of the literature with recommendations for treatment (January 2007)

Disabusing the definition of domestic violence: How women batter men and the role of the Feminist State by Linda Kelly 2003

Unprecedented domestic violence study affirms need to recognise male victims (21 May 2013)

One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty families are men (27 August 2014)

Partner Violence Against Men in England & Wales and the Gender Bias of Public Bodies (2014)

Aggression in British Heterosexual Relationships: A Descriptive Analysis

The Truth About Domestic Violence – You’ll Never Believe… (a must-see video on Youtube)

Research into domestic violence-related deaths (USA/2010) More for men than women

Newer perspectives on domestic violence (April 2010)

http://freethoughtblogs.com/hetpat/2014/06/11/can-we-finally-nail-down-those-male-victim-statistics/ (United Kingdom)

See recent Swedish DV research here

Differences in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence (2006)

“Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In non-reciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases.”

A summary of credible research about domestic violence

This video features an incredibly fast rundown of published domestic violence research that runs contrary to the feminist position (15 June 2016)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/28smbv/gender_symmetry_in_domestic_violence_and_why_it/

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=gender+symmetry&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/c3lvm/faq_studies_showing_high_frequency_of_women/

A 2009 source but which still contains some useful information and references

Some Australian statistics/background info

1IN3’s Questions on Notice for Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System (19 October 2020) Re: Issuing of domestic violence orders against abusive women

The disaster that is Australia’s Domestic Violence Policy, by Helen Dale (12 February 2020)

Yet another study finds equal levels of abuse by men and women (2 February 2020)

New AIC paper appears to cherry-pick data to fit “gendered-violence” narrative (30 October 2019)

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018 (28 February 2018)

ABS Personal Safety survey results 2016

Senior public servants demonstrating their unswerving support for the feminist narrative regarding FDV (12 April 2017) Video

Western Australia: half of reported domestic violence harm caused by 2% of offenders (15 December 2016)

ABS violent crime statistics released July 2016

Behavioural change program for men at risk of committing domestic violence launched in ACT (14 June 2016) Violent/abusive women are completely left out of this program – an outrageous demonstration of gender bias (lodge a complaint here). More on crazy developments in the ACT at ‘Domestic violence levy: Canberra sets an absurd precedent‘ (18 June 2016)

Is a national approach needed to address domestic violence in Australia? (1 April 2016) Provides brief overview of what’s happening in each state

ABC Fact File: Domestic Violence in Australia (6 April 2016)

More than 125,000 women homeless because of domestic violence (15 February 2016). The only figures for male victimisation that were mentioned – because they appeared to support the feminist perspective – were drawn from this media release from a government agency. What’s not mentioned though is that the relatively low numbers of men seeking assistance are indicative of factors other than simply lower rates of male victimisation, incl.:

  • the rampant genderbias of ‘help-lines’, advocacy groups and even government agencies
  • the (widely-known) lack of resources available to help male victims (with or without children, and
  •  the much greater incidence of non-reporting of DV by men (compared to women)

FactCheck Q&A: is domestic violence in Australia on the decline? (3 February 2016) Also includes 75+ readers comments

Australian DV statistics fact-sheet produced by the organisation ‘One in Three’

Domestic Violence in Australia: Are women and men equally violent?

Domestic Violence, by Chris Lloyd (21 January 2015) Very thorough, especially in relation to Victorian DV statistics

Anglicare WA survey summary with further details available from Anglicare WA’s web site (2014)

2014 article that discusses teen dating abuse and found roughly equal number of male and female abusers.

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too (29 January 2016) USA

This paper by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse is also worth reading, although I disagree with aspects of it. It is entitled ‘The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence: The Role of Data‘ (May 2013)

An April 2014 discussion about domestic violence and its relationship to urban planning practice.

http://mensrightsmelbourne.com/2014/03/26/domestic-violence-by-women-over-the-past-eight-years-rocketed-by-159/

Intimate Partner Abuse of Men, by Tilbrook, E.,  Allan, A., and Dear, G. (2010)

Articles on IPV sourced from the ‘A Voice for Men’ web site (various authors)

The irrefutable proof is in: DV is not gendered (except when it is, which is most of the time) by David King (2 August 2016) Australia. Recommended reading

Steven Pinker: sex, violence, and failure of enlightenment (11 September 2015)

This article and related reddit discussion concern a move in Victoria, Australia, to alter the law in relation of using self-defence where death of a partner occurs (article) (discussion)

NCFM Vice President responds to criticism about MRA’s and the AVfM conference in Detroit (25 July 2014)

Recruiting domestic violence spies by Jim Muldoon (18 July 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/the-cycle-of-the-female-abuser/ (15 July 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/the-state-of-play-for-men-domestic-violence/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/the-feminists-great-equality-lie/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/australian-domestic-violence-hysteria/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/men/mens-health/callout-to-australian-british-and-canadian-men-for-help/

On male victims of domestic violence by M. R. Walks (17 February 2012)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/allnews/flawed-domestic-violence-survey-challenged-by-mens-health-advocates/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/when-a-girl-hits-you/

http://whatmenthinkofwomen.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/dv-debate-paul-elam-against-feminist.html

General sources regarding Intimate Partner Violence

Australian media is failing to cover domestic violence in the right way: new research (2 March 2021) The feminist bias and related hypocrisy in this paper is simply unbelievable #facepalm

Domestic abuse: The latest lie (19 July 2019) UK. This article addresses, amongst other things, the feminist myth that most men who suffer domestic violence are the victims of other men.

Debunking the gendered violence construct (28 April 2020) A good video by @EyeisBloke (UK)

Joe Hildebrand: ‘Deadliest of lies’ we keep swallowing (27 October 2019) Australia

The demonization of Australian men, by Augusto Zimmermann (14 February 2019)

Growing number of men reporting domestic violence to police, ONS figures reveal (22 November 2018)

The proportion of male victims who told police about their domestic abuse increased from 10.4% in 2014-15 to 14.7% this year as charities said more men were shaking off the stigma of talking about their suffering.

How Victoria’s family violence system fails some victims – by assuming they’re perpetrators (14 November 2017) I thought this paper was going to talk about men being misidentified as DV aggressors, but oh no, apparently it happens to women all the time <facepalm> and men exploit this to obtain intervention orders to protect themselves (& their children) from women who aren’t really hitting/abusing them.

Studies Show Lesbians Much More Likely to Beat, Sexually Abuse Their Wives Than Heterosexual Men (15 August 2017) This article contains several dead hyperlinks – the relevant references are as follows:

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation (January 2013)
Victimization Over the Life Span: A Comparison of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Heterosexual Siblings (2005)
When your rapist is a woman (30 March 2016)
Lena Dunham Didn’t Molest Her Sister, but Female-on-Female Sexual Abuse Is Real and Awful (4 November 2014)
Lesbian intimate partner violence: Prevalence and dynamics (2002)
Victimization and Perpetration Rates of Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships: Gender Issues Explored (1997)

Dear Feminists: Stop Denying The Connection Between Alcohol And Domestic Violence‘ by Corrine Barraclough (2 May 2017) Australia

Questions about violence against women are for all, not just migrants, by Wendy Tuohy (24 April 2017) Not even a hint that men are also victims of DV = substandard journalism for which there is no longer any excuse.

Why gender can’t be ignored when dealing with domestic violence (28 March 2017)

Domestic Violence: A Male Problem? (23 March 2017) UK

10 lies abusers tell themselves (and others). Calling out the common deceptions. (11 February 2017) Interesting article re: how abusers rationalise their actions

Flowers = Domestic Violence. Feminist hypocrisy at its peak (8 February 2017) Australia

The Duluth model is working as designed; you won’t smart mouth her again (3 February 2017)

On the psychology of domestic violence, by Ally Fogg (13 January 2017) UK

Shocking domestic abuse statistics don’t show the real picture: it’s even worse (14 December 2016) UK. This is one of several articles written by feminists in response to the recent release of stats showing the large (and increasing) number of male victims. Essentially they say ‘it doesn’t matter how many men are victims, women have it worse and we should focus entirely on them’.

Tory MP Faces Abuse From Feminist Colleagues After Opposing Sexist Bill (17 December 2016) UK

Stopping Fathers Committing Family Violence (13 December 2016) The Victorian Government (Australia) ignores female perpetrators of domestic violence – it’s something only dads do! Disgusting bias

More than one in three victims of domestic abuse are now men (10 December 2016) UK

San Antonio Judge Rules Men Not Capable of Being Victims of Domestic Violence (2016) USA

Sydney police officer breaches AVO (2 December 2016) A female officer, if that’s relevant

Should we scrutinise ALL reports of family violence? by Jasmin Newman (22 November 2016)

Domestic violence convention would make men ‘second class citizens’ (19 November 2016) Ireland

The fight against domestic violence needs to look beyond blaming men, by Stephanie Ross (6 November 2016) Australia

Governments accused of failing to fully recognise role of alcohol in family violence  (27 October 2016) Australia

Domestic violence: Perpetrators would receive warning texts and videos (21 October 2016) Australia

Black women’s lives matter too, by Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO (15 October 2016) Australia

Evidence for impact of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes: College of Policing evidence commentary (undated) UK

“This ‘review of reviews’ concluded that no clear impact of DVPPs has been identified, and that effects on further victimisation have been small.”

To stop domestic violence, we need to change perpetrators’ behaviour (5 October 2016) This article in pro-feminist The Conversation completely ignores the reality of female abusers and the lack of counselling services for them.

It’s time to admit the truth about domestic violence, by David Leyonhjelm (27 September 2016) Australia

Force game-changer: Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam on a mission to end violence against women (23 September 2016) Australia

BBC & Notts Police Chief publicise non-existent “hate crimes” against women whilst ignoring fatal domestic violence against men (22 September 2016) UK

Why does the CPS report on violence against women include men in the stats? by Ally Fogg (7 September 2016)

Denying female domestic violence, by Augusto Zimmermann (28 August 2016)

Douglas Todd: B.C.’s domestic-violence programs based on ‘false’ theory (21 August 2016)

Always beating up on men, by Bettina Arndt (20 August 2016) Recommended reading

Gulags for New Zealand men (18 August 2016)

This is one of countless examples of how feminist DV advocacy groups seek to minimise both women’s role in perpetrating abusive behaviours, and its degree of impact on male victims.

Study findings on domestic violent present ‘challenging picture’  (16 June 2016) New Zealand

“The findings of an in-depth domestic violence study, which showed violent conduct almost evenly split between the genders, are potentially cause for concern, a senior police officer says.”

The gender of domestic violence (8 June 2016) NZ video concerning the difficulty experienced by researchers whose findings showed that women were equally likely to abuse.

Violent Parents – Calling for the End to Child Contact at Any Cost, by Jess Phillips MP (20 April 2016) UK. Article by well-known staunch feminist who implies all abusive parents are men, which as some readers point out is grossly misleading.

ABC’s Q&A program proves that ignorance is still rife about domestic violence, by Anne Summers (15 April 2016) Feminists get so angry when people dare to suggest that misogyny/gender inequality is not THE penultimate cause of domestic violence. I read this piece and think ‘pot-kettle-black’

My province’s government instructs police officers to treat domestic violence with a “gendered lens” and assume that men are perpetrators. How can this be changed? (19 April 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked reference material. Note that male victims of DV are much more likely to report being “very dissatisfied” by their treatment at the hands of police. Is it any wonder?

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence needs to think about her own family history, by Bettina Arndt (1 April 2016) Australia

A female voice for ‘demonised’ men (16 March 2016) Australia

Changing attitudes towards domestic abuse against men (16 March 2016) UK

Why female violence against men is society’s last great taboo, by Martin Daubney (15 March 2016) UK

The Melbourne suburbs where a parent is most likely to murder their child (12 March 2016) Australia

The scandal of women’s violence towards men, by Melanie Phillips (11 March 2016) To read the full article seems to require a subscription to The Times.

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men (29 February 2016)

Spain gender laws: A country against men (18 February 2016)

Australians are being told that gender inequality is the root cause of domestic violence. But is it?, by Gay Alcorn (19 February 2016)

Dad domestic violence victim fears courts being used as a weapon (22 January 2016) Australia

The solutions: ‘We can make it better’ | Behind Closed Doors (31 December 2015) NZ

For Nelson Women’s Refuge manager Katie O’Donnell, the solution to New Zealand’s domestic violence problem is more straightforward. “People say it’s a really complex issue. Well, it is a complex issue but also it isn’t – guys just have to stop doing it”

Vera Baird, a British regional ‘Police Commissioner’, disseminates a Christmas message implying that men who budget their finances carefully do so in order to “economically abuse” their partners (25 December 2015)

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Dear Daddy: Viral video highlights how sexist jokes contribute to culture of violence against women (16 December 2015) Australia. Same old stuff, demonising men and putting full responsibility on them to ‘fix’ domestic violence whilst ignoring female perpetration of violence.

Blindfolded with a White Ribbon, by Geoffrey Luck (27 November 2015) Australia

Silent Victims, by Bettina Arndt (14 November 2015) Australia

A simple solution to domestic violence, a video by Janet Bloomfield (15 October 2015)

The surprisingly common reason John hits his partner (14 October 2015) Of course a male batterer is profiled, but watch the fur fly when someone suggests a contributing factor that doesn’t fit the feminist Duluth Model.

The cause of both domestic violence and terrorism is angry men (6 October 2015)

Turnbull’s response to domestic violence ignores the evidence (6 October 2015)

Miranda Devine: Demonising men won’t stop domestic violence (27 September 2015) Australia – with an example of the predictable feminist reaction here. Miranda responded to her feminist critics firstly with this article, and then this one.

Domestic violence package: A great start, but it will only get us so far (25 September 2015) Australia

Domestic violence called “Violence against Women” (21 September 2015) A Reddit Australia discussion thread that followed an ill-informed comment by newly-installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Men’s anti-Domestic Violence advocate says scourge “is a male problem” (13 September 2015) Plenty of readers comments that are highly critical of the White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador quoted in the article

The Hidden Politics of Family Violence (8 August 2015) Australia

Why men feel aggrieved in family court interventions (11 August 2015) Australia

To change attitudes to family violence, we need a shift in gender views (22 July 2015) Disgracefully biased article from The Conversation wherein the feminist author laments Australians growing realisation that DV is not a gendered issue, dismissing this as a “misunderstanding”.

Domestic Abuse: ‘It is not a women’s issue and it is not a men’s issue. It’s a human problem’ (14 July 2015) Ireland

Lawrence Ben Eliezer on Institutionalized Feminism within the Criminal Justice System (14 July 2015) Canadian video

Retiring magistrate Ron Kilner says domestic violence laws have been exploited (11 July 2015) Australia. Interesting how politicians, judges, etc, only begin speaking freely and honestly about gender-related issues upon their retirement. (see my post on this theme here)

Family violence: the focus should be on support, not mandatory reporting (3 July 2015) This links to an article in the ABC web site, but the same article was also published in The Conversation. Feminist authors remains true to type by ignoring male victims and abusive women. Australia

Rosie Batty – The Opposite Case (28 June 2015) Australia

Patriarchy vs Facts: Domestic Violence (PART I) (23 June 2015) Video

Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence have higher incidence of mental health problems (20 May 2015)

Domestic violence a ‘silent epidemic’ in gay relationships (30 May 2015) Australia

Mark Latham on why Labor can’t get it right on domestic violence (16 May 2015) and the obligatory feminist bite-back (this one being one of the milder responses)

$16m for dom violence but $1.2b for terrorism (14 May 2015) Australia

UK article about the high level of violence amongst lesbian couples (7 May 2015)

Miranda Devine: The brutal truth about domestic violence (5 April 2015)

Dating violence protections empowering for young men, women (2 April 2015) USA

Violence against women should mean the end of any high profile career (30 March 2015) See great reader’s comment contributed by Mark Dent

Reddit TIL discussion thread about recent CDC research claiming more men are victims of partner abuse (23 March 2015) USA and related mensrights discussion thread

Tara Moss: ‘We can’t let trolls hijack the domestic violence conversation’ (5 March 2015) Australia. This is the feminist concept of a “conversation” – we talk & you shut-up. If you try to join our conversation then you are a troll. And, as is becoming increasingly common of late, no reader’s comments were permitted on this article.

Men forgotten in violence debate‘ by Tanveer Ahmed (9 February 2015), with follow-up article, Feminism in crisis as male supporter expresses view of his own (9 February 2015)

Domestic Violence: How taboos veil the truth‘ by Don Edgar (27 January 2015) Australia

Can domestic abusers be rehabilitated? (1 February 2015) Gynocentric/pro-feminist bias but worth reading in conjunction with the comments contributed by readers

When it comes to Domestic Violence, she says she wants equality – however when faced with a discussion of male victims – she labels it a failure and bitches about statistics #oneistoomany (25 January 2015)

Cutting off unfaithful penises, apparently justified and hilarious (15 January 2015)

Telstra introduces domestic violence leave (13 January 2015) Australia. Article implies only women are victims of domestic violence and leaves us guessing as to whether the company policy is sexist/discriminatory – or just the journalism

Domestic Violence – Donald Dutton Debunks The Gender Paradigm (25 November 2014) Youtube video

Domestic Violence Against Men: Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Vulnerable Males (6 November 2014)

5 Facts about domestic violence to consider this November (and every other month too) by Janet Bloomfield (28 October 2014)

This feminist writer has the gall to attack men’s rights groups on the basis that they are uncaring about the plight of male victims of domestic violence (21 October 2014) Be sure to peruse the readers comments

Our submission to the Home Office consultation on the strengthening of the law on domestic abuse (15 October 2014) Mike Buchanan rails against the rampant anti-male bias evident within both the UK government agencies responsible for dealing with domestic abuse, and within the advocacy groups upon which the agencies confer and rely.

Stefan Molyneux video entitled ‘Domestic violence symposium’ (16 June 2014)

Why don’t we speak up when we see signs of domestic violence? (1 October 2014) This article in a pro-feminist web site provides a stereotypical feminist perspective on the subject. What was notable was that almost all the readers comments attacked the author’s obvious anti-male bias. This article forms the focus of this blog post.

Do we give female domestic violence abusers a pass? (1 October 2014)

In this article a feminist writer, Amanda Hess, attempts to rationalise why domestic violence by a female sports star should be addressed differently than in the case of a male sports star (22 September 2014) Most of the 600+ readers  comments that followed disagreed and told her so in no uncertain terms.

Woman as aggressor: The unspoken truth of domestic violence (19 September 2014)

Trivialising and excusing violence against women (17 September 2014) Author pushes a feminist perspective but there are almost 300 reader’s comments

Women more likely to commit domestic violence, studies show (16 September 2014)

Welsh gender politics putting male and female victims at risk says men’s charity (10 September 2014)

New study of domestic violence: “Women significantly more likely to be physically aggressive” (7 July 2014)

In the US a decline in domestic violence (26 August 2014)

Children most often killed by their mothers (25 September 2012) NZ. This article covers a range of issues other than just filicide.

Is that a frying pan, or are you just unhappy to see me? (2 March 2008)

Men Are More Likely Than Women To Be Victims In Dating Violence, UNH Expert Says (19 May 2006)

http://www.thecitizen.org.au/features/what-about-men-lies-statistics-and-peddling-myths-about-violence-against-women A pro-feminist article that tries to appear even-handed, but it’s worth reading by virtue of the level of detail provided with additional info provided in readers comments.

‘Lollies at a childrens party and other myths: Violence, protection orders and fathers rights groups’ by Miranda Kaye and Julia Tomie (1998). Another detailed but flawed paper in support of the feminist position on DV. Its main line of attack is that available statistics don’t support claims made by men’s rights advocates. It conveniently ignores the fact that most Australian DV research is undertaken by feminists and biased towards finding ‘evidence’ to support a pre-determined conclusion. Thus the accuracy and impartiality of the research is the real issue, rather than the credibility of the whistle-blowers.

The paper also misinterprets and/or takes out of context, many of the comments it attributes to fathers groups in an attempt to portray them as irrational or unreasonable. Finally the authors attack specific statements put forward by fathers groups despite the same arguments having been used (at other times) by feminists in support of their own (feminist) perspective. The authors of this paper, for example, want to jump from one camp to the other (and back again) in relation to the issue of whether behaviour other than physical violence should be included in the definition of domestic violence.

The Modern Day Ducking Stool: Domestic Abuse Programs and Man Shaming (16 August 2014)

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help (27 July 2014)

The Domestic Violence Method (January 2015) Australia

50 domestic violence myths (27 December 2013) USA

Are men really victims of intimate partner violence? (2011) Australia

Women are more violent says study (12 November 2000)

Researcher says women’s initiation of domestic violence predicts risks to women (6 July 2009)

More than 40% domestic violence victims are male, report reveals (5 September 2010) with related discussion thread here (worth reading)

The Gender Paradigm in domestic violence research and theory (2005) Includes coverage of the claim that women engage in violence mainly due to self-defence.

Intimate partner abuse of men (Edith Cowan University, 2010)

Domestic violence: Women abusers on the rise (23 June 2009) Australia

Violent women by Lynette Haas (appeared in the Sunday Mail, 28 March 1999)

Husband abuse: Fact or Fiction by Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Deconstructing Self-Defence in Wife-to-Husband Violence by Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Domestic Violence and the Male Victim by  Anne Lewis & Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

Wikipedia entry on domestic violence against men

Domestic abuse community punishments ban planned by Labour (27 July 2014) And unsurprisingly, no mention of male victims.

Sorry for being a man (NZ politician) Youtube video

We need to show it’s just not manly to hit out (9 July 2014) Nonsense article dripping with white knight bias … “The idea that the woman may be equally to blame, even if she is also violent and even the initiator of the violence, is simply not acceptable”

Society’s acceptance of domestic violence? (12 March 2013)

Youtube video interview on DV with Erin Pizzey, Senator Anne Cools & Dr. Martin Fiebert

http://time.com/2921491/hope-solo-women-violence/ (25 June 2014) with related discussion at http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2942ji/double_standards_that_cause_womens_violence/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Christina Hoff Sommers on violence against women (Youtube video)

Women ‘more likely to hit their partners’ (25 June 2014), ‘Rise of female relationship terrorists: Study finds women are more controlling’ (26 June 2014), ‘Relationship terrorists study‘ (25 June 2014), Women are more controlling and aggressive than men (26 June 2014), ‘Women more likely to be aggressive in relationships‘, and ‘Confessions of an intimate terrorist‘ Reddit discussion thread and linked article (27 June 2014)

Mothers ‘faking domestic violence’ to keep their children, inquiry told (24 June 2014) Yes, Therese (Edwards), domestic violence IS under-reported, especially those incidents involving female perpetrators – but I doubt that your National Council has expressed any concerns about that issue. By way of background, this article concerns submissions to an Australian government Inquiry into Child Support.

More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals (22 June 2014)

When a woman hits a man it’s justified (21 June 2014)

The fallacious stereotype of ‘male violence’ and why it’s being sold to you (11 June 2014) Good Australian article by Adam Blanch. This attracted a spiteful, biased and misleading rebuttal from a feminist by the name of Caitlin Roper. Caitlin herself had earlier published her own item about domestic violence, a response to which was subsequently penned by Australian MRA Greg Canning.

Senator Anne Cools at Toronto conference on domestic violence (2014, video)

Daisy Kler lying to the public by Diana Davison and John Hembling (26 May 2014)

Shifting the gender bias (19 April 2014) An example of one of the all-too-few media articles that recognise and are sympathetic to male victims of DV

VAWA: The American Feminists’ Abuse Industry by Hunter Brooks

The silence of domestic violence

A reddit discussion thread about the anti-male bias evident in the web site of an American domestic violence centre’s web site. Unfortunately such bias (i.e. stating or implying that all men accessing the site are abusers and that all women are victims) is also common in domestic violence centres in Australia.

Male victims of DV who call the police are more likely to be arrested than the female perpetrator (A discussion thread on reddit/mensrights) and then see this article

Solange and Jay-Z: It’s simply not the same if a man is hit by a woman (18 May 2014)

She punched him but he is bigger, so he is deemed the “primary aggressor” (6 May 2014)

http://judgybitch.com/tag/have-you-ever-beat-up-a-boyfriend/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10752232/Our-attitude-to-violence-against-men-is-out-of-date.html

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/brand-what-do-you-do-when-a-girl-hits-you/

Invisible victims: When men are abused

Signs of an abuser apply to women as well as men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gekyg7yy4Dc&feature=plcp (a ‘Girl Writes What’ video)

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=38186#.U0zOOlWSySo (This article has an anti-male bias but there are some good references cited within the readers comments)

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2014-04-07/instances-of-male-domestic-abuse-increases-in-wales/#men-reporting-domestic-abuse-rises-across-wales_346689

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10815810/Nagging-could-cost-the-lives-of-hundreds-of-men.html

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/sep/05/men-victims-domestic-violence

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/malevictims/

http://whatmenthinkofwomen.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/dr-greg-canning-on-domestic-violence.html

http://www.drceli.com.au/blogs/elizabeth-celi-blog/2011/11/19/male-victims-of-domestic-abuse—an-under-served-group-of-men

http://twnow.com/tech-founder-in-shocking-domestic-abuse-case/ (29 April 2014)

http://www.batteredmen.com/

http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/vera-bairds-response-to-our-recent-public-challenge-concerning-domestic-violence/

http://www.australianmensrights.com/Domestic_Violence_Statistics-Child_Abuse_Australia/National_Times_Really-Women_Bash_Men-Violent_Women_Australia-Study_Kim_Halford_08MAR2011.aspx

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