Many among the media, and the political and bureaucratic elite seem to get quite a hard-on about awareness campaigns. Indeed, some have suggested that such campaigns are a favoured device of the prevailing leftist/feminist hegemony. This despite the fact that the effectiveness of such campaigns is often difficult to assess. Or perhaps it’s because of … Continue reading Two awareness campaigns. Only one can be criticised. Cowed by feminism?
TL:DR version: I posted perfectly civil comments in relation to pro-feminist article in The Guardian that weren’t fully supportive of the author’s position. The article was about the horribleness of women’s voices being silenced online. TG then: deleted my comments from their web site deleted my comments from their Facebook timeline (in relation to post on … Continue reading The Guardian publishes article about the awfulness of people being silenced online, and then silences me
Some of you may have read my earlier post about censorship and bias at a publicly-funded pro-feminist web site called The Conversation. I’m chuffed to see that post has attracted quite a lot of hits. On 19 March 2015 they published an article entitled ‘Remove the burden of family violence from the victims, to the courts‘. A comment … Continue reading Moderator zaps post, but for once it wasn’t (just) mine
Ms. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts Dear Premier As you are aware, the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence released its report entitled ‘Not Now Not Ever’ on 28 February 2015. I am one of many people who earlier contributed a submission for consideration by the Task Force. I have now reviewed … Continue reading My response to the report of the Queensland Task Force on Family Violence
The following visitor/hits statistics were compiled on 30 January 2015. These figures are incomplete as for much of the first six months that I operated this site, I had the visitor counter function disabled due to technical glitches it appeared to be causing. Nevertheless the following information is of some value in terms of identifying the … Continue reading Most popular pages in this site as of 30 Jan 2015
An outpouring of grief with considerable introspection versus an outpouring of anger and condemnation. A sober discussion of contributing factors versus angry dismissal in response to any mention of “excuses”. This is the stark difference in the nature of media coverage that filicide attracts depending on whether the murderer was their mother or their father, respectively. … Continue reading The often contrasting reaction when mums and dads kill their children
The nature of child abuse Child abuse can consist of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect. Each of these forms of abuse are explained on this page, and an estimate of the relative scale of each of these forms of abuse is provided here. Sexual abuse of children, the least common form of … Continue reading Is child abuse a gendered crime too?
Readers might be aware that there are a number of areas when men compare poorly with women in terms of disease prevalence and outcomes, rates of suicide, and overall life expectancy. I talk about some of these factors in my earlier post on men’s health. Many factors contribute to this situation including aspects of male physiology, a propensity … Continue reading Is it my imagination or does media coverage of mens health focus too much on shaming men?
Firstly, what do I mean by the term “fudging” in the context of this blog post? to present or deal with (something) in a vague or inadequate way, especially so as to conceal the truth or mislead and/or to adjust or manipulate (facts or figures) so as to present a desired picture. So how do … Continue reading Fudging the figures to support the feminist narrative
I spent some time the other day voicing my views in relation to an article that appeared in an Australian web site called ‘The Conversation‘. Their motto is ‘academic rigour, journalistic flair’. Their track-record, in my experience, is based upon pandering to progressive liberals – especially feminists. Naturally that has a big bearing on their … Continue reading ‘Our Watch’: Just how heartless (or deeply in denial) can people be?