Personal accountability? No thank you: An unpopular perspective re: claims of drink-spiking or similar

Here’s some articles that appeared in the media in late 2021 through to early 2022, with more available via google search:

Brazilian influencer claims she was drugged, raped on date (5 January 2022)

Blood spots on British woman’s costume expose sinister trend (5 November 2021)

Women boycott UK bars and clubs to demand action on drink-spiking (28 October 2021) Hysteria is well underway

Shocking clip shows worrying ‘epidemic’ sweeping UK (25 October 2021)

UK sees increase in women being ‘needle spiked’ with date rape drugs (20 October 2021)

Students call for nightclubs boycott to ensure ‘spiking is taken seriously’ after reports of women being injected (20 October 2021) How about taking the notion of *evidence* seriously? Not one mention of any drug/s detected in girls bodies. Not one. That’s what some might call evidence of hysteria.

This Twitter stream lists extracts from a series of article in the ‘Liverpool Echo’, all unquestioningly accepting the relentless bogeyman meme.

I’m sure you’ve previously seen others with the same or similar theme … poor innocent women just wanting a fun night out but some creepy character (=guy) puts something in their drinks and they wind up doing something that they’d never do otherwise …

This Wiki item for ‘Date Rape Drug’ mentions various women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted after their drink was spiked, yet in almost all cases they were not found to have any drugs in their bodies.

See also this discussion thread and this video which provide further analysis of the issue.

Might it 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? If this was symptomatic of a broader trend re: women’s propensity to shift blame, then clearly there would be very considerable potential for false rape allegations to occur.

Here are some links to further related articles/papers:

‘Obviously concerned’: Reports of drink spiking at historic high (29 October 2022) NSW, Australia

US sex worker jailed after drugging four male clients (28 April 2022)

‘Just The View’ laughing about secretly drugging men with pills to make them infertile (March 2022) USA video. Ah, but with men it’s different, right?

Girlfriend ‘murdered man by poisoning him with LAXATIVES and emptied £75,000 from his account as he lay in hospital’ (13 February 2022)

Did all those nightclub needle attacks actually never happen? Criminologist who’s studied the evidence casts doubt on reports of women being injected with date-rape drugs (21 November 2021)

A warning for men re: Notorious date rape drug (7 November 2021) Video

Three women who said they were spiked with needles on nights out were NOT drugged, police reveal (23 October 2021)

Hysteria Over Date Rape Drugs (15 June 2017)

GHB pharmacology and toxicology: acute intoxication, concentrations in blood and urine in forensic cases and treatment of the withdrawal syndrome (January 2015)

But thank goodness women don’t do stuff like that (oops, oh, wait …)

In fact I’d suggest that it’s entirely likely that there are more instances of drink-spiking by women – particularly with the intention of theft (first example here).

Fraud: ‘I had £18,000 stolen after my drink was spiked’ (4 December 2021) UK

Moment two women who promised a holidaymaker a threesome lead the weary man to a cash machine to empty his bank account after spiking his drink at a Spanish bar (19 March 2016)

In this hidden camera experiment a women is seen spiking her date’s drink – see how bystanders react. And here is yet another incident that found its way into the media.

See also these related posts:

On false accusations by women against men/boys

On sexual assault and unwanted sex

Legal reform needed to protect the rights of men & boys

This post relates primarily to Australian law, but may include some references to laws in other western countries. The feminist lobby is frequently demanding more ‘protection’ under the law for women/girls. But as for similar calls or media coverage for recognition of the needs of men & boys? Well that would appear to be close to non-existent.

My initial thoughts are that attention to these various points would be worthwhile. Now, I’m not a lawyer so the comments here will no doubt require some serious ‘tweaking’, and the thoughts of readers would be most useful in this regard. You will also likely have your own suggestions regarding other reforms that might be required.

  • DNA testing at the time of birth should be mandatory with the results noted on the birth certificate. In the interim, and until such time as a database has been created, DNA testing should be required whenever an application of made for parental child support.
  • Where a child is conceived as a result of rape or statutory rape, then the victim of that sexual assault should not be required to provide financial support to the abuser.
  • Assets acquired prior to marriage should be protected from claim in the event of divorce, as should assets acquired by inheritance.
  • Where a court case related to sexual assault and/or domestic violence is terminated as a result of unreliable or conflicting evidence then it should be routine for a case against the accuser for false claim to be initiated. Where subsequently proven, there should be a minimum sentence imposed of not less than 12 months imprisonment.

Oh, and should you wish to also pass on your thoughts to the relevant authorities, then please note that the twitter accounts of Australian and New Zealand Attorney-Generals are as follows:

Australian Attorney-General @cporterwa, NZ Attorney-General @DavidParkerMP, Victorian A-G JillHennessyMP, NSW A-G @MarkSpeakman, QLD A-G @YvetteDAth, ACT A-G @Gordon_R_Ramsay, NT A-G @SelenaUibo, WA A-G @BobFergusonAG, SA A-G @VickieChapmanMP

** Please be advised that this post represents a working draft only **

Related pre-existing posts that are relevant to this topic include:

On false accusations by women against men/boys

Gender inequality within the criminal justice system

The ‘Marriage Strike’ and MGTOW

Len & The Lamprey: The other side to the issue of financial abuse

Another federal government domestic violence inquiry – This one focuses on family law

“On 16 March 2017, a Committee of the Australian Parliament adopted an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis Q.C. The Committee aims to make recommendations that will improve the system for all participants.” (Source)

Members of the public were able to provide feedback in the following ways:

  • Community statements for individuals who wish to discuss their experiences of the treatment of family violence within the family law system with the committee.
  • Public hearings to gather evidence from stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations, and experts in the policy area.
  • Written submissions addressing one or more of the terms of reference to be received by Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

The Chair of the Inquiry is Sarah Henderson MP, who is interviewed here on Sky News Australia. In this interview Ms Henderson unreservedly commends the work of Rosie Batty (strike 1), as well as mentioning some of the specific issues to be addressed in the Inquiry.

One such issue was the possibility of creating some sort of nexus between the nature of court orders made in relation to spousal support and property settlement, and the presence or alleged presence of family violence in the relationship. This is described in the Terms of Reference at point 4:

“How the family law system can better support people who have been subjected to family violence recover financially, including the extent to which family violence should be taken into account in the making of property division orders”

Men are already being blackmailed with allegations of domestic violence or sexual abuse in relation to child custody matters, and now it seems they will also have to worry about the impact of such allegations on their financial affairs (strike 2). How many more male suicides will this generate?

As of 21 June 2017, 114 public submissions have been uploaded onto the Committee’s web site. I tendered a brief submission which can be accessed here (see submission 113).

The Committee subsequently tabled its report in Parliament on 7 December 2017. The report, which makes 33 recommendations, is available to read on the Committee’s web page at this link. The media release for the tabling of the report can also be found at this link.

Under a 2010 resolution of the House of Representatives, the Government is required to respond to the report within six months. When the Government has provided a response it will be made available on the Committee’s web page.

Related media articles:

One in Three Campaign supplementary submission to Federal Parliamentary Inquiry published (24 October 2017)

Lone Fathers President To Address Parliament Inquiry On DV (28 July 2017)

Good men doing nothing‘ by Bettina Arndt (9 May 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread (see comment by ‘SantaOrange’)

Domestic Violence Inquiry To Take On The Family Law System (23 March 2017)

Other:

Greg Ellis shares harrowing story after ’10-word lie’ ruined his life overnight – Mirror Online (25 July 2021) An overseas example of family law in all it’s glory

Feminist myth: Women usually only commit domestic violence in self-defence

I was reading an article the other day that included comments concerning domestic violence made by recently appointed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Within it I noticed the following quote from an outspoken Australian feminist academic and female violence enabler by the name of Dr Michael Salter:

“In the context of intimate relationships we do see women use violence but it’s predominantly self-defence. We have to reaffirm everyone has the right to defend themselves against violence”.

Sadly this is by no means the first time I have come across a feminist proposing this shameful nonsense as a truthful reflection of reality.

Well at least Michael can bring himself to admit that women can be violent. This is certainly the case, and in many jurisdictions such crimes are on an upwards trajectory.

The dominant theoretical framework employed by the Domestic Violence Industry is known as the Duluth Model. A paper attempting to defend this approach, included the following statement:

“The vast majority of women arrested in Duluth for domestic assaults are being battered by the person they assault. Most, but not all, are retaliating against an abusive spouse or are using violence in self-defense. The notion that battered women share responsibility for the violence used against them because of provocative words or actions is a dangerous form of collusion with men who batter (Mills 2003). We do not accept that these women should complete a batterers’ program. We do agree that there are a small number of women who use violence resulting in police action against their partners without themselves being abused. This is not a social problem requiring institutional organizing in the way that men’s violence against women is.” (Source)

A selection of sources that argue either in support of, or against, the notion that women only perpetrate domestic violence in self-defence and/or after experiencing sustained abuse:

Model who made £50,000 a year from OnlyFans downed wine, Jagerbomb, rum and cocaine before fatally stabbing her ‘controlling’ boyfriend in the chest, court hears (14 October 2022)

Australia’s Divergent Legal Responses to Women Who Kill Their Abusive Partners (15 August 2022) A pro-feminist perspective of the matter from the team at Griffith University, School of Criminology 

Domestic abuse victims ‘should use Tony Martin defence’ to quash convictions (7 June 2022)

Are we right to assume that women perpetrate domestic violence in self-defence? (24 February 2020) Recommended reading

7 myths about domestic violence (23 January 2020) See Myth #2 (in particular)

Dividing the Sexes: Misrepresentation of Domestic Violence Statistics in Australia (18 March 2018)

‘Understanding domestic abusers’ (undated) from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. See “responsive violence”. Sure women are violent but only in order to “attempt to forestall attack, defend self and others, or control the situation”

From the web site of the Canadian Association for Equality:

“Fact: Self defence is no more common a reason for female violence against a partner than it is for male violence against a partner

Sources:  Follingstad, D. R., Wright, S., Lloyd, S., & Sebastian, J. A. (1991). Sex differences in motivations and effects in dating violence. Family Relations, 40(1), 51–57.
Medeiros, R. A., & Straus, M. A. (2006). Risk factors for physical violence between dating partners: Implications for gender-inclusive prevention and treatment of family violence. In J. C. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds.), Family approaches to domestic violence: A practitioners guide to gender-inclusive research and treatment (pp. 59–87). New York: Springer (also available at http://pubpages. unh.edu/∼mas2″

Open letter to the Victorian Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, by the One in Three organisation (17 August 2015) Exaggerating the extent to which female violence is attributable to self-defence

Differences in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence (May 2007)

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.

Deconstructing Self-Defence in Wife-to-Husband Violence by Dr Sotirios Sarantakos (Australia)

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‘Mattress Girl’ and some other high-profile rape allegations

There’s been a lot happening on North American campuses with regards to the evolving debate regarding consent, sexual assault, and freedom to discuss gender issues. As a result I have incorporated related information into several pre-existing posts in this blog, including for example:

On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’
On the issue of consent
On false allegations of sexual assault and/or domestic abuse

Earlier today I read a new article entitled ‘Diagnosed with Liberalism‘. It addresses the peculiar behaviour of social justice warriors (‘SJW’), with special mention being made of the infamous case of ‘The Mattress Girl‘.

Reading that article prompted me to create a new post just dealing with that case, and with some other similar incidents. All of which, it would seem, have either been proven to be false or are widely considered to be highly dubious. I think I am also right in saying that in each case legal action is being pursued by the male accused against the relevant university.

1. Emma Sulkowicz (aka ‘Mattress Girl or ‘Mattress Mule’) – Columbia University, New York

Columbia student: I didn’t rape her (3 February 2015) One of many articles about female university student, Emma Sulkowicz, who carried a mattress all around her campus after claiming she had been raped.

After Cathy Young’s article came the feminist backlash (example), and here is one of the related reddit discussion threads about the case and linked article.

Here are some important words on the issue from COTWA, and another good article that addresses mindset surrounding this episode. And now the accused male student is taking the matter to court. See for example, ‘Lawyers for Emma Sulkowicz’s Alleged Rapist Accuse Her of Misandry‘ (25 June 2015)

But wait there’s more … Emma featured in a sex tape. And then
‘Mattress Girl’ Now Doing Lewd Bondage Performances as New ‘Art Project’ (25 May 2017)

The young man accussed of rape, Paul Nungesser, later sued Columbia University and lost that case (see related Reddit discussion thread here). Further developments are anticipated.

Columbia student: The damage done by ‘Mattress Girl’ (17 June 2016)

Columbia University has settled with the male student accused in the “mattress girl” rape case (16 July 2017)

Not even sexual assault counselor who talked to ‘Mattress Girl’ thinks she was raped (28 July 2017)

The Mattress Girl saga (6 September 2017) A Sargon of Akkad video

2. The Rolling Stone/UVA rape hoax – University of Virginia 

‘Fake gang rape’ defamation trial against Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely gets ugly (22 October 2016)

Lawyers for Rolling Stone’s “Jackie” may have withheld “Haven Monahan” documents (26 May 2016)

The UVA Story Unravels: Feminist Agitprop and Rape-Hoax Denialism (8 December 2014)

The Rape of Credibility: Feminism’s Agenda and the Jackie Coakley Scandal (9 December 2014)

See also ‘The UVA Case and Rape-Hoax Denial‘ (30 March 2015) and ‘Rebalance the campus sex assault scales‘ (29 March 2015)

Girl who cried UVa. gang rape pretended to be her rapist to win a boy, lawyers say (9 February 2016) with related reddit discussion thread here

3. University of Ottawa

Member of men’s hockey team writes open letter to Allan Rock, and related reddit discussion thread

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hockey players file $6M lawsuit (13 January 2015)

4. Ched Evans

Why the fallout from the Ched Evans verdict puts all our sons at risk (18 October 2016)

British Soccer Star Ched Evans Found Not Guilty Of Rape After Years Of Abuse From Feminists (17 October 2016)

See also:

Is UNC Campus Rape Heroine Actually a Campus Rape Hoaxer? by Cathy Young (1 May 2017)

Why Hasn’t Jackie Coakley Been Punished For Starting The Biggest Rape Hoax Of The Decade? (16 January 2016) USA

Nightmare on North Avenue (25 November 2015) USA

Another high-profile rape accusation falls apart (5 November 2015)

The Lessons of Stanford’s Sex-Assault-Case Reversal (4 November 2015)

What sort of rape hoaxer are you, feminist? (14 September 2015)

Central Allegation in The Hunting Ground Collapses Under Scrutiny (1 June 2015)

How to deal with false rape allegations (7 April 2015)

Disturbing false rape claim at Purdue University and similar news (February 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread with links to various article

Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story (14 December 2014)

Stanford grad students want men accused of rape kicked off campus altogether while the school’s investigation drags on for months, and related reddit discussion thread (4 June 2014)

Gender inequality within the criminal justice system

One of the pillars of feminism is that all women are in a state of perpetual victimhood, with one of the key reasons for this being the alleged violent and controlling nature of men. Feminists support this bias, in part, by pointing at the far greater percentage of jail inmates that are male. They assert that this is indicative that most crimes, especially serious crimes, are committed by men.

The situation is not that simple however given that there is clear evidence of substantial and widespread gender bias at every step of the law & order process within the justice systems of western democracies.

Yet feminists, who claim to be motivated by a desire for greater gender equality, have no interest in reducing this disparity. Instead they are lobbying to make this justice gap even broader (see this article, with further examples amongst the various linked articles listed below).

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Readers can access a myriad of additional case-studies at reddit/r/PussyPassreddit/r/pussypassdenied and PussyPassNeutral

Mother-of-one who blackmailed man out of £200 by falsely accusing him of rape is spared jail after judge said her plot was ‘not sophisticated’ (25 November 2022)

Gender bias apparent in trying cases of sexual misconduct (undated)

“Ruth Smith, for Kim Crapper, said her client was in a “controlling, toxic and abusive relationship” and felt “powerless and helpless”. She said Crapper was manipulated by her husband who “drew her” into committing the abuse.”  (Source) aka ‘He made me do it!’

Cheating wife, 61, who made false rape claims against her husband after he refused to do household chores when she had an affair avoids jail (19 October 2022)

‘One-woman crime wave’ Teneil Lee Hassan back behind bars (6 October 2022) Finally in jail, but could be out anytime now

No jail for woman after fake abuse claims (13 September 2022)

Woman who kept ‘sex slaves’ weeps in court as she appeals conviction (31 August 2022)

Former Texas teacher sentenced to just 60 days in jail for sex with underage student (8 August 2022)

Texas teacher’s sex abuse sentence delayed after she gives birth (3 August 2022) USA

Female private school teacher, 42, who had sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl pupil while her marriage fell apart has two-year prison sentence reduced by 11 months after judges rule term was ‘excessive’ (30 June 2022)

Jealous woman, 23, who knifed man in head when she found him in bed with love rival at party – moments after he rejected her – avoids jail as judge rules she suffered psychotic episode (7 June 2022)

The forgiveness given to men is a huge advantage for Johnny Depp (25 May 2022) Well now, here’s a different perspective (#FacePalm #Nonsense)

My son is found ‘not guilty’, by Bettina Arndt (18 May 2022) An example of how the ‘justice’ system can, and often does, rip into young men accused of crimes against women/girls – and the terrible effect that this has on them and their families

Doctor Strange star jailed for sex abuse of 13-year-old girl (17 May 2022) He gets 14 years – she gets 8, coz he was the “driving force” who exerted “influence” over his wife. 

Outsmarting cops is child’s play for these bikini babes (29 April 2022) USA

NRL streaker sentenced in court after taking off shirt and running on field (26 April 2022) Yes, a bond, of course.

Why teacher who groomed student was released from prison early (22 April 2022)

Girlfriend told man to ‘kill himself’ before he committed suicide (8 April 2022)

Baby-faced teenager punches man unconscious in street – but is cleared of causing his death just days later (4 April 2022) UK

Patricide and shooting in kindergarten: Russian remains in custody until the end of May (30 March 2022)

‘Depressed’ grandmother, 57, who mowed down her boyfriend with her Renault Clio after a breakfast row avoids jail (29 March 2022)

E. Belfort Bax – The Anti-Feminist Sage Whose Warnings Went Unheeded (25 March 2022) Video by Janice Fiamengo

Woman details horrific sexual abuse by mum and stepfather (6 March 2022) “her stepfather was sentenced to 25 years in prison and her mum received just 18 months” – sounds about right (#sarcasm)

Police are told to treat attacks on women and girls as seriously as terrorism under new plans by Priti Patel (27 February 2022) UK

Mother-of-one, 20, is FREED from jail for faking her own KIDNAP to con her ex-boyfriend out of £2,000 after judge quashes ‘manifestly excessive’ 34 week sentence because she is ‘young and vulnerable’ (23 February 2022)

Woman who ‘stomped’ on teen’s testicles over $100 drug debt sentenced (18 February 2022) Australia. “County Court Judge Mark Dean on Friday said Sommer’s prospects for rehabilitation would be better if she was handed a community corrections order rather than a jail sentence“. Of course … #FacePalm

Tragic Star Hobson’s mum could see 8-year jail-term increased as ‘staggeringly soft’ sentence sent to Court of Appeal (12 January 2022)

NYPD cop caught on video giving her boss a lap dance ‘didn’t know he was married’ (26 December 2021) More harshly judged because she was a woman? Nowadays, that would be a first.

Why a judge ruled a mother who killed her two young daughters is not guilty of double murder (22 December 2021)

Male prisoners’ free family phone calls are scrapped – but women’s aren’t under MoJ decision (19 December 2021)

Katelin Beasleigh sentence for violent Glass House Mountains robbery (6 December 2021) Suspended sentence … of course 

Police resent enforcing unjust feminist laws – former police officer speaks out. – Bettina Arndt #MENTOO (2021)

Sister of Newtownabbey man who killed himself after wife stabbed him ‘disgusted’ as partner avoids jail after domestic incident (8 November 2021) Ireland

Suspended sentence: Woman who falsely claimed elderly motorist reversed into her vehicle avoids jail (26 October 2021)

Why glamorous alleged fraudster was freed from prison on bail (26 October 2021)

Jealous management consultant, 46, who shared naked photos of her businessman ex online by hacking the Alexa device in his home and accessing his cameras is spared jail (7 October 2021)

Sally Challen defence QC leads domestic homicide review – BBC News (10 September 2021) “The fear is women – who are themselves victims – are serving lengthy jail sentences for simply choosing to survive.” Of course, no mention of men as victims or women as perpetrators. Not biased at all … nuh uh, no way!

Mumbai Shocker | 16-Year-Old Porn Addict Girl Forces Younger Brother For Sex Against His Consent; Now Pregnant – Men’s Day Out (28 August 2021)

Mother-of-two, 27, who poured kettle of boiling sugar water over her neighbour is spared jail | Daily Mail Online (10 August 2021)

Deadly driver thanks judge for jail term (msn.com) (13 July 2021)

Man, 55, reveals horrific injuries at the hands of ‘controlling’ ex who was spared jail | Daily Mail Online (9 July 2021)

Weaponizing our criminal justice system against men – YouTube (23 June 2021)

Send female drug addicts to rehab not jail, says Baroness Butler-Sloss (msn.com) (22 June 2021)

Dorset wife, 76, who abused and assaulted her retired Bournemouth law professor husband avoids jail | Daily Mail Online (7 May 2021) UK

24 Hours in Police Custody fans ‘disgusted’ by ‘absolutely shocking’ verdict (13 April 2021) UK. A 16 month sentence for repeatedly abusing and then killing her partner

Court rules rape victims not ‘mentally incapacitated’ if they became intoxicated voluntarily (27 March 2021) USA. Ooh, personal accountability, that’s like Kryptonite to feminists.

Mother avoids jail after gambling her daughter’s $93,000 trust fund (msn.com) (2 May 2021)

‘Well-respected’ woman spared jail after biting off tip of former friend’s finger (24 February 2021) Australia

Short prison sentences for women are ineffective and a waste of money – investment is needed in rehabilitation (11 February 2021) UK

Mamiki Dukuly handed home detention sentence after fraudulently claiming more than $80,000 in dole payments (5 February 2021)

‘Alarming’: female prison population rises by 100,000 in past decade – report (10 December 2020) UK

‘Smirking’ mum claimed she ‘slipped’ after hitting ex-boyfriend with car (30 November 2020) UK

Minnesota teacher avoids jail for ‘clouded judgement’ with teenager (12 November 2020) Canada

Teacher, 24, who had sex with student, 14, and sent him lingerie pics is spared jail (31 October 2020) USA

Family of dad killed by ‘evil’ partner say she ‘got off lightly as she’s a woman’ (2 October 2020) UK

Instagram model jailed for bizarre masked robberies (22 September 2020) In news.com.au this article was entitled ‘Model sent to brutal women’s prison‘. Can you imagine an article entitled ‘Architect sent to brutal man’s prison’? It doesn’t have have quite the same heart-string tugging effect now does it?

Misconduct and Sex Bias in Police Response to Domestic Violence (2020) USA

Woman caught on camera raping two young boys, already received special treatment (22 July 2020) USA

Research regarding gender bias by magistrates (9 July 2020) UK (Twitter discussion thread)

Woman, 22, who had ‘sexual contact’ three times with a boy, 14, who she met on the internet avoids jail after judge says ‘there was genuine affection’ between the pair (1 July 2020) UK. And yes, in case you were wondering, it was a female judge.

Woman attacks boyfriend with knife, no jail time – this is the feminist law in the UK!(25 June 2020) UK video

Mum who glassed boyfriend in pub and severed his ear is spared jail (21 June 2020) UK

Drunk mum stabbed man in front of his terrified daughter, 9 (17 June 2020) UK. Joanne Goodeve was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months 

The push for ‘Amanda’s Law’ (18 May 2020) Australia

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

Appeals court slaps down Conroe judge (10 April 2020) USA

Interview with Donna Rotunno … Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer (11 March 2020) Video

Don’t punish them with short sentences because prison “is especially damaging for women” (4 March 2020) Twitter discussion

Rooting out stereotypes about men in our legal system (26 February 2020) Canada

Why do men get away with killing women – is there an amnesty on male violence? (20 February 2020) Misandrist Julie Bindel provides the feminist response to the pro-female gender bias of the justice system – there’s really a bias that favors men

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

District Attorney in Maine wants to start prosecuting people based on accusations and nothing else (3 February 2020) That’s in the US, whilst in the UK, feminist judges and academics are celebrating the emergence of ‘feminist justice’

Jamming the revolving door of women in prison, Jill Prior is putting a new spin on lady justice (2 February 2020) Australia. Because there is no such thing as a “vulnerable” man, right?

Mother who used her BMW to deliberately run over two teenage boys in revenge for ‘knock and run’ prank on her house and left one with a BROKEN LEG is spared jail (16 January 2020)

Daycare works hangs toddler with noose, lenient judge sets her free (9 November 2019) USA 

Woman who forced ex into sex at machete-point sent to psychiatric hospital (1 November 2019)

Pimps spared prison, judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking minors (31 October 2019) Canada. Oh and by the way, the “pimps” happened to be women.

Can we build a better women’s prison? (28 October 2019) USA

Europol says women ‘equally capable of crime’ as men as it reveals most-wanted list (19 October 2019)

Woman who sat on boyfriend’s face and demanded sex act spared jail (17 October 2019) USA

Female paedophile, 24, who told police a computer virus caused nearly 2,000 indecent images of children to be stored on her computer is spared jail (16 October 2019) UK

London’s Khan Launches Programme to Spare Criminals Jail Time If They’re Women (19 September 2019)

Ex-sorority girl who told police she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ pleads guilty to a DUI charge (18 September 2019) and of course she avoids going to jail

What happens when an abused women fights back? (30 July 2019) So when a woman breaks a court DV order it’s wrong when they get sent to jail? Zero mention of men, of course, who are also victims and who fight back and get sent to jail.

Glamorous drug dealing flight attendant escapes jail sentence (12 July 2019) Australia. Not sure what being “glamorous” has to do with anything, but the same journalist seems to like using this term.

Serial drink driver, 30, who was twice limit when pulled from horror crash is spared jail ‘because she’s a WOMAN’ (8 July 2019)

Jury takes 15 minutes to acquit high school teacher who had sex with student (17 June 2019) Mr Zillman, the defence lawyer for Ms Guazzo, said the student was aware of his actions and had treated the defendant like a piece of meat.

Woman accused of sharing Dane Swan in bed video has charges struck out (13 June 2019)

Mother who drowned her toddler twins after splitting from their father will NOT face murder trial (11 June 2019) UK

Drunken Woman Who Stabbed Man With Stiletto Gets $250 Fine – No Conviction (11 May 2019)

Female teacher, 43, who had sex with a 17-year-old student is FREED after winning appeal against her jail sentence (9 May 2019) UK

Jilted mistress who stalked former lover and his wife is spared jail (7 May 2019)

California mom, 41, will avoid jail for having sex with both of her teenage daughter’s boyfriends, aged 14 and 15, after plying them with alcohol and cigars (16 April 2019)

Women filmed performing sex acts in broad daylight (14 April 2019) Will not be charged by police

Judge tells banned drink-driver who caused massive crash: “I’d have jailed you if you were a man” (12 April 2019)

Former New Albany business owner who tried to have ex-boyfriend killed will avoid prison (11 April 2019)

Wrongful death lawsuit against Michelle Carter dismissed (11 April 2019) USA. And then in January 2020 her sentence was reduced to nine months.

Sally Challen freed as she awaits murder trial after pleading guilty to husband’s manslaughter (5 April 2019)

Woman who stole almost €12,000 from pub gets suspended sentence (30 March 2019) Ireland

Mum sentenced for gambling away cancer fund (29 March 2019)

Liberal Democrat support of Layla Moran – politicians seven times more likely to support female perpetrators of domestic violence than to criticise them (29 March 2019) UK

Teen driver receives probation for killing three pedestrians (13 March 2019)

A man would have been sent to jail: Male victim bashed by drunk female nurse, 24 (1 February 2019) UK

Woman arrested for grabbing Owen Shroyer by the crotch at Women’s March (31 January 2019) Good news and hopefully this woman will get more punishment than just a mere ‘talking to’

‘Drunk’ female trooper in 3am sex assault on male Windsor Castle guard is let off with a reprimand ‘because she’s a woman’ (20 January 2019)

Estimating gender disparities in Federal criminal cases (27 November 2018)

USC Library Censors Article on ‘Female Privilege in Prison Sentencing’ (14 November 2018)

Former model, 24, who stabbed a man she met at a nightclub in the heart after he rejected her romantic advances walks free from court (4 November 2018)

Why doesn’t prison work for women? (29 September 2018) UK I’ll have to read this again to see if it suggested one single thing that was the fault of women, rather than men or some aspect of society at large. Whereas men, well, they can suck it up can’t they?

The Victorian female prison population has risen by 97% in the past ten years (September 2018) If this was about men, it would be further compelling evidence of the horror of #Toxic Masculinity. But it’s about women so it means we have to spend more on their health/welfare.

Women will only be jailed for serious crimes, Justice Secretary reveals (27 June 2018) UK

Gender bias in prison sentencing (12 March 2018) by Jeffrey Ketland

Woman faints as jury hands down guilty verdict (15 November 2017) Woman massively shocked when pussy-pass denied

Mother who spread ISIS propaganda on Facebook spared jail for terror offences due to children’s ‘suffering’ (7 November 2017)

Drunk woman sexually assaulted a gay man at a party in ‘sickening’ attack (11 October 2017)

Trainee hairdresser, 21, who slashed her ‘jealous’ boyfriend’s face with a kitchen knife during a blazing row over a Facebook snap of her with another man avoids jail (10 October 2017) Oh dear, she had to do community service

And mother goes free (10 September 2017) Australia. Video

Fewer women to be jailed under new Government strategy to curb growth in crime (28 August 2017) NZ

‘If you were a man, you’d be going to jail,’ judge tells woman burglar (23 August 2017) UK

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (11 August 2017)

Woman found not guilty of assaulting ambulance officers due to head injury (11 August 2017)

Model, 28, who was spared jail due to her ‘considerable talents’ after trying to steal £1k of designer clothes from Harrods celebrates her freedom with a jog in Chelsea (5 August 2017)

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

Baltimore teacher sex case: Spanish instructor left during daytime hours to record sex act with student (11 July 2017)

Woman who groped passenger gets 8 months home detention (10 July 2017)

Alberta mother who killed son, sentenced to 26 months in Indigenous healing lodge (7 July 2017)

Former DCS worker who molested dying boyfriend’s son gets probation (9 June 2017)

‘I hate sending women to prison’: Judge tells office manager, 30, who used her company credit card to buy £38,000 worth of designer clothes and holidays he will spare her jail (24 May 2017)

Sword-Wielding Student’s Viral Post Shows How White Privilege Protected Her (18 May 2017) It wasn’t white privilege that protected her, it was her #PussyPass … try this stunt as a white male and see what happens

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend could be spared jail ‘because of her extraordinary talent’ (16 May 2017) Now fast-forward to September and pussy-pass confirmed. Oh and here’s a contrasting example with a young male perpetrator who was jailed for three years.

Protect women from TV licence bullies, BBC is told: Corporation ordered to ‘rapidly’ change way it collects fees after women make up 70% of all prosecutions (26 April 2017) UK

Infanticide law in Victoria: How is this not murder? (21 March 2017) Australia. This – making gender-specific laws – is definitely the wrong path to take.

Philip Davies: Feminists Believe in Equality – But Only When it Suits Them (20 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

Women who commit violent crimes need programs to help them while in prison (3 March 2017) Australia. Yet another article along the lines of ‘There are valid reasons why women are violent and they deserve sympathy/support – not like the nasty men’

We found out what happens when a man and a woman both try to push into a queue – and the results will surprise you (26 February 2017)

Woman who denied pulling out ex-husband’s intestines cleared of attempted murder (16 February 2017)

Jealous ex-girlfriend who posted revenge porn online threatened former partner’s new lover in terrifying 18-month harassment campaign (8 February 2017) UK. No jail time despite it being her second offence.

UK Prisoners – The Genders Compared (7 February 2017)

Justice system discrimination and the myth that sexism against men isn’t “Institutional” (29 January 2017)

Ex-dinner lady who had sex with 14-year-old boy spared prison spell because it would have put her four children into foster care (8 January 2017) UK

Young mother, 20, who left her ex-boyfriend with brain damage after she drunkenly mowed him down grins and gives a thumbs up as she AVOIDS jail (4 January 2017) UK. See related Reddit discussion thread here.

Female Batterer With a Long Criminal Record Batterers Her Husband Again! (26 December 2016)

Woman spared jail for domestic abuse that left boyfriend in fear (20 December 2016) UK

Instagram life coach, 28, who stole £95,000 while flaunting her five stone weight loss online walks free after claiming she was a ‘modern day Robin Hood’ as she ‘gave most of it away’ (15 December 2016) UK

Mothers in prison (25 November 2016) USA with related Reddit discussion thread here.

Background paper for the 2016 International Men’s Day debate in the UK Parliament, in which gender bias in sentencing was one of the featured issues.

Police blitz on Noosa beach nudists nets men while women walk free (13 November 2016) Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Road rage mother-of-two, 38, who drove into MS sufferer and fractured her spine after row over minor traffic shunt gets suspended sentence (9 November 2016)

Judge questions marriage plans of freed woman who was jailed for kicking and punching boyfriend unconscious (8 November 2016)

Former teacher’s aide admits to having sex with student (7 November 2016)

Domestic violence prosecutions (4 November 2016) Question in the UK Parliament asked by Philip Davies

Mother-of-two, 37, escapes jail despite being found naked with a boy of 14 on top of her after saying she was ‘very, very drunk’ at the time (4 November 2016) UK

Victoria entrenches most gender-biased anti-male jurisdiction (3 November 2016)

Why feminists need to discuss gender disparity in the criminal justice system (16 October 2016)

Cottage Grove woman, 27, sentenced to jail for sex with teen (16 October 2016) Sentenced to picking up litter.

Federal judges’ report outlines horrific conditions at women’s jail in heart of New York? (16 October 2016) Presumably the male part of this facility is just as bad, but that isn’t “scandalous” … because men.

Ex-private schoolgirl avoids jail for drug dealing after arguing that going to jail would ruin her career prospects (13 October 2016) and Privately-educated drug dealer spared jail as lawyer claims stress of case has damaged her skin (13 October 2016)

Male teacher gets 40 years jail for sex with female teen student v female teacher gets 4 years jail for sex with male teen student (12 October 2016)

As female jail population increases, call for reform (30 September 2016) USA

“Women stuck in a system meant for men that doesn’t meet needs”

Australia is locking up too many women but the UK offers a blueprint for a radical new approach (14 September 2016)

The feminists who are turning British justice against men, writes barrister LAURA PERRINS (7 September 2016) Recommended reading.

Lubbock woman gets 7 years probation for aggravated sexual assault of a child (2 September 2016) USA

4 Really Disturbing Ways Jail Is Much Worse for Women Than Men (26 August 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here. I’m crying a river.

Paedophile sisters who abused boy, 6, for over a decade dodge prison after judge says they would be ‘too isolated’ (19 August 2016)

Teenage girl arrested at school on ‘nightmare’ police treatment (25 July 2016) UK. Her behaviour was not the problem it seems, the real issue is her feelings.

Philip Davies blasts ‘sexist’ justice system for ‘discriminating against men’ (15 August 2016)

Philip Davies presentation of the Justice Gender Gap in the U.K (8 July 2016)

Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates – only a problem when it happens to women. Australia. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Young woman threatens others with knife at shopping mall, gets arrested, punished only lightly, but painted as the victim (26 June 2016) USA. Video of incident here

Female imprisonment numbers soar amid calls to free the majority of inmates (18 June 2016) Australia, with related Reddit discussion thread here

Feds sue state over staffing issues at women’s prison (13 June 2016) with further comment here.

Why we should close women’s prisons and treat their crimes more fairly (1 June 2016)

Mother didn’t let her responsibility for her children stop her from committing various crimes, but now asks not to be deported because of her children (24 May 2016) Australia

Why Men Shouldn’t Vote For Hillary Clinton (2 May 2016) USA

So Hillary Clinton has just announced that women will face separate and more lenient justice system (27 April 2016) with related Reddit discussion thread here

Playboy model mum Angie Vu gives incredible interview from prison demanding nail polish and a mirror (27 April 2016)

Mother Who Filmed Herself Raping Her 1-Year-Old Son Receives Shocking Sentence (1 April 2016) New Zealand

How the Roles Society Assigns Men and Women Factor Into Sexual Abuse in Schools (1 April 2016)

It’s Not “Justice” to Sentence Adam Johnson to 6 years but Spare an Abusive Female Teaching Assistant (24 March 2016) UK

Lesbian lovers who worked in refunds at John Lewis conned the store out of £30k by pretending to return items – including Armani watches – then selling them on eBay (9 March 2016) UK

Canadian ‘bling ring’ mastermind gets 90 days in jail, modelling contract (23 February 2016)

Chivalry and the Law: How Women Get Off (15 February 2016) Recommended reading – a very comprehensive resource

No conviction recorded for woman’s “disgusting behaviour” (3 February 2016)

Teen girl jailed over unprovoked stabbing attack on classmate (2 February 2016) Australia. Shows no remorse – gets less than two years

Adult woman pretended to be 15 so she could groom boys as young as 10 is spared jail (30 January 2016) UK

No jail term for child abuser (25 January 2016) NZ

Michigan woman sentenced to prison in IL after sexually assaulting children (22 January 2016) USA

Croton mom pleads guilty, to serve probation in daughter’s death (19 January 2016) USA. Another pussy-pass success story

How can we mitigate the crime that is female over-imprisonment? (12 January 2016) Australia, with related reddit discussion thread here

Ohio seeks to stem spike of women in prison (10 January 2016) USA with related reddit discussion thread here

Woman sentenced to deferred adjudication in manslaughter case (8 January 2016) and related reddit discussion thread

Teenage girl who called herself ‘the Ninja’ is jailed after helping burglars raid 34 homes and steal items worth £320,000 (5 January 2016)

Even in the rare case they are punished, they are not really punished — “I went to (a woman’s) prison and I never wanted to leave” (4 January 2016) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Former Menomonee Falls HS teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault charges (4 January 2016)

Associations between being male or female and being sentenced to prison in
England and Wales in 2015, by the Ministry of Justice. UK 

Woman who tied boyfriend up, ripped out his body piercings with a screwdriver, carved his skin with scissors, and mutilated his genitals with a screwdriver will serve only 30 days in jail (31 December 2015 ) Reddit discussion thread and linked article. USA

Woman acquitted for sex abuse after judge finds “no independent evidence and she denied the alleged victim’s claim”. Yet men are prosecuted and found guilty under similar circumstances all the time, with the onus on them to prove the accuser is lying. Three cheers for a consistent justice system! (9 December 2015) Reddit discussion thread here. Australia

Feminist Judicial Double Standards (2 December 2015)

New York Times: Women are the First Priority in Reducing Overall Incarceration (30 November 2015) Reddit discussion thread and linked article

Give our women prisoners the break they’re long overdue (29 November 2015) UK

The Pussy Pass Remains Alive and Well (27 November 2015) NZ

‘Selfish and stupid’ mother who cried rape after having a sexual encounter with her fiancé’s boss avoids jail as judge does not want her young children to suffer (24 November 2015)

The U.S. Rate of Incarcerated Women is Shockingly High, and Rising (20 November 2015)

Babysitter who forced boy, 13, to perform sex acts on her is spared jail (10 November 2015) UK

Babysitter, 21, was ‘notch on belt’ for 11-year-old lad (5 October 2015)

We had sex 50 times then Miss said I’d made her pregnant (29 September 2015) Yes, that’s right, just a community service order. But in this similar case, but involving  a male perp, a three year jail sentence was handed down.

Woman who burnt cheating boyfriend’s penis with hair straightener gets suspended jail sentence (16 September 2015)

Revenge Porn: First woman sentenced for offence is spared jail (3 September 2015)

Former Trinity College School teacher Leslie Barton pleads guilty to sex charge (1 September 2015) And another. “No jail sentence can fix the wrong that was done.” So let’s just settle for a slap on the wrist, ok?

Youth leader gets ten year probation sentence in sex assault case (25 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Yep, another pussy-pass success story

Molly Shattuck was once a Baltimore ravens cheerleader, now she’s a convicted rapist (22 August 2015) But not one day in jail – Another pussy-pass success story

The Rabbit Hole (20 August 2015) Discrepancies in the sentencing of men and women in Canada

Ex-teacher pleads guilty for sexual relations with student; could serve only 120 days (11 August 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

The extreme anti-male bias of the Ministry of Justice with respect to prison sentencing, by Mike Buchanan (24 July 2015)

Former Campbell Co. Teacher’s Aide Sentenced For Sex Crimes With Minor (15 July 2015) and related reddit discussion thread

“On Tuesday, judge John Cook sentenced her to 10 years in prison on each of four felony counts, relating to the inappropriate relationship, but suspended all but 12 months, including time served– so that means she has about 6 months left to serve”. Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

In Federal Appeals Courts, Chivalry Is Not Dead (12 June 2015)

No criminal charges for teacher who seduced two pupils (3 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Grand jury declines to indict Scottsdale yoga instructor (2 June 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Victoria female prison rates soar – but are women in jail for crimes they didn’t do? (1 June 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread

Feminist writer says it’s equality to treat male and female prisoners differently, and all female prisoners should get community service – idea backed by justice minister (18 May 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Saskatchewan teacher found not guilty of sexually exploiting teenage boy (25 May 2015) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

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) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS

Woman sentenced for sexual assault of teen boy (30 April 2015) Pussy-pass? FAIL

Sexist Green Party policy: “the only women who should be in custody are those very few that commit serious and violent crimes and who present a threat to the public” Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article

Two girls assaulted autistic boy – coerced him to have sex with dog among other things. Today I find out that the one 17 year old girl who faced 80 years in prison got off with a comfy 4 year juvi sentence (12 April 2015)

Let’s keep mothers out of Scotland’s prisons (28 March 2015)

Criminal sentencing: Do women get off easy? (16 March 2015)

Married teacher spared jail for sex with school boys because she’d already served time (16 March 2015) No doubt a male teacher would have been put back inside for twice as long

Nick Clegg calls for fewer women behind bars (22 February 2015)

Women in prison: It is equality to treat female offenders differently to men (30 January 2015)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2tpg7z/in_a_turn_of_events_that_will_shock_noone_a/ (26 January 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread with linked BBC article here

Domestic violence an equal opportunity killer, by Bill O’Chee (7 January 2015)

Gender profiling men for arrest for domestic violence (undated)

Several posts on sentencing disparities for women and men (undated)

Men are 5 times more likely than women to be breathalysed (3 December 2014)

Imprison fewer women (30 November 2014)

Domestic violence policies central to mass incarceration (undated)

The Corston Report – A Case Study in Gynocentrism (23 November 2014)

Reddit mensrights discussion thread on sentencing disparity b/w men and women (November 2014)

Lisa Philips lied over pregnancy to avoid jail (11 November 2014)

Female privilege in sentencing (7 November 2014)

If male offenders were treated in the same way as female offenders, 68,000 of the 80,000 men in British prisons wouldn’t be there (9 October 2014)

U.S. Soccer reaffirms due process for Solo (22 September 2014) See also my post on the Hope Solo case

Shipley MP calls for end to ‘lighter’ jail terms for women (7 May 2014)

Men sentenced to longer prison terms than women for the same crimes‘ (Huffington Post 2012)

Gender disparity in criminal court, by Hannah Wallen (29 July 2013)

Judge slashes sentence for Virginia teacher who slept with student, citing diagnosis of hypersexuality (24 May 2013)

On why we shouldn’t send women to prison (25 March 2013)

Prof. Starr’s research shows large unexplained gender disparities in federal criminal cases (16 November 2012)

http://menz.org.nz/2011/the-pussy-pass-an-offensive-delusion-or-an-accurate-term/

http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/evaluation/gelb.pdf (‘Women in prison – Why is the rate of incarceration increasing’) (Australia)

Five sentencing myths of female offenders (23 October 2012)

A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality: Taking On The Institute For Women’s Policy Research | My “Male Side” To Gender Issues (wordpress.com) (16 February 2012)

Integrated responses to domestic violence: Legally mandated intervention programs for male perpetrators (December 2010) Australia. No need to worry about violent women.

Judges ordered to show more mercy on women criminals when deciding sentences (11 September 2010)

Doctor accused of inappropriate exam behaviour to return to practice, with conditions (29 November 2009) Pussy-pass? SUCCESS 

This shameful liaison does not deserve prison (29 November 2009)

Child porn woman Rebecca Jane Clarke goes free on appeal (3 July 2008)

Does gender really matter? Criminal court decision making in New Zealand (January 2002) NZ

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“When you’re accustomed to  privilege, equality feels like oppression”

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The ongoing erosion of research and publication standards – aka fudging the figures to support the feminist narrative

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 feminists and their allies, go about fudging statistics? Well the most common technique used, so prevalent that it’s virtually a hallmark of feminist literature, is to report statistics in relation to female victimhood in the absence of comparative figures for men and boys. Such information is (or at least, was) generated in surveys but usually went unreported, unless doing so would support the feminist perspective.

Thus subsequently, and in a worrying trend, more and more research projects undertaken by pro-feminist organisations don’t include male subjects in surveys. Nor do they investigate impacts on males or attitudes towards men (examples herehere, here, here, here, and here).

Clearly with corresponding data in relation to males unavailable then rapporteurs can easily deflect requests for contextual information. Information which would, in many cases, otherwise weaken their claims of gendered victimhood.

Thus biased researchers can represent a social problem as being gendered when it is not. And so the next researcher builds on existing incomplete research and concludes and/or implies in their report … this problem rarely affects men, or affects men in different & lesser ways, etc (but we can’t be sure because no data). And the cycle of gender bias in research, and subsequently in policy formulation, rolls on.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believe the reverse to be true, and that there is a ‘gender data gap’ with “male-biased surveys that fail to capture women’s perspectives, their needs and their economic value”. They provide a 3rd world example upon which I am not qualified to comment, but with regards to 1st world countries their proposition is laughable. This Australian feminist writer, Kristine Ziwica, is pushing the same line (12 March 2019).

A paper by Dr. Murray Straus addressed the issue of feminists distorting domestic violence data. He identified the seven primary methods they used as being:

  1. To suppress Evidence
  2. To avoid obtaining data inconsistent with the Patriarchal Dominance Theory
  3. To cite only studies that show Male Perpetration
  4. To conclude that results support Feminist beliefs when they do not
  5. To create “evidence” by citation
  6. To obstruct publication of articles and obstruct funding research that might contradict the idea that male dominance is the cause of PV (see this post)
  7. To harass, threaten, and penalize researchers who produce evidence that contradicts feminist beliefs (see this post)

I was studying the readers comments in relation to a rather biased article about domestic violence. One comment was from a respected spokesperson on men’s health issues, Adam Blanch. Adam was talking about the latest ‘Personal Safety Survey‘ undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is what Adam had to say:

“Domestic violence is about people who are angry, jealous, distressed and mentally ill acting out their frustration. The motive for ‘control’ and ‘power’ is only present in a very small percentage of DV, and both sexes do it to the same extent.

The partner abuse state of knowledge Project, the largest and most comprehensive meta study of DV ever conducted, makes this information freely available at http://domesticviolenceresearch.org/pdf/FindingsAt-a-Glance.Nov.23.pdf

The entire Duluth model, which assets that domestic violence is about ‘Gender power relations’, has been so extensively disproven by legitimate researchers that no fair minded person without a ‘gender agenda’ could possibly subscribe to it.

PS. the ABS personal safety survey has some serious methodological issues that appear to have been built in, twice, to bias the outcome in favour of a ‘Gendered’ view of DV.

The 2012 report sampled less than 20% the number of women than men, down from 25% in the 2005 survey. though overall they increased the numbers for both genders for 2012, the male sample size is so small that many of the findings are unreliable again.

They were criticised for only using female interviewers in 2005, so in 2012 they trained a few male interviewers to be available on request. However, they don’t appear to have told the interviewees that they were available. This was based don ‘expert advice’ that both men and women would be more comfortable with female interviewers, these experts are unnamed. Who are they. Are they male? have they worked with male victims of abuse? What qualifies them as experts. I’ve worked with thousands of men, and I can assure you that most men will not reveal the same information to a woman that they will to a man.

This lack of transparency and sample balance is unacceptable for research conducted at this level.”

The Bureau shrugged-off this criticism and in September 2016 successfully obtained AHRC approval to only employ female interviewers in relation to a survey that encompasses the issue of domestic violence.

In ‘Australian Bureau of Statistics to discriminate against hiring men‘ it stated:

“Professor Triggs granted the ABS the exemption, accepting their submission, which included studies from not-for-profit groups, stating men were more likely to be perpetrators of DV and women were more likely to tell their stories to other women” And so disregarding the flipside … that male victims would be more likely to tell THEIR story to other men.

Please also read the related media release from the ‘One in Three’ organisation, as well as this article from Jasmin Newman.

This is hardly the first time I have encountered concerns raised by authoritative sources regarding the credibility of domestic violence research, and in fact it appears to be an ongoing issue.

Australia’s ABC has a reputation for pushing the feminist agenda, with one example being the article ‘Domestic violence of epidemic proportions a ‘national emergency’: campaign groups‘ by Ursula Malone and Juanita Phillips. Nothing like turning up the rhetoric to keep that government funding flowing through to feminists and their organisations during these difficult economic times. And all based on fudged statistics, in particular that “Domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45“.

That statistic was sourced from this 2004 report by VicHealth. Indeed, that report was essentially 44 pages of taxpayer-funded feminist bias wherein violence towards men was dismissed in one sentence in the preamble: “Although men are among the victims of intimate partner violence, evidence suggests that the vast majority of victims are women and that women are more vulnerable to its health impacts”. That statistic was discussed in this 2014 article by Greg Canning and in this scorching rebuttal of the Malone/Phillips article by Men’s Rights Sydney (also available on the AVfM web site).

Now let’s look at three examples of misrepresentation from Australian feminist advocacy group ‘Our Watch‘:

1. This well-written 2013 letter from Dr Greg Canning to Natasha Stott Despoja concerns serious omissions and misrepresentations in a speech that she gave on DV (see also the reader’s comments). I am advised that a reply was never received from Ms Despoja.

2. This February 2015 article is laughably disingenuous and quite likely signals a new tactic by players in the Domestic Violence Industry: ‘Natasha Stott Despoja: ‘people are sick and tired of the statistics‘. Or in other words, ‘we are getting called-out for using false or misleading statistics too often now, so let’s publicly discredit all statistics and continue the argument on the basis of subjective and anecdotal evidence alone’.

3. In 2015 ‘Our Watch‘ launched a public education program called ‘The Line‘. The relevant web site features a section entitled ‘Myth-buster – Violence against women’. Myth #7 is that ‘Women often make false claims about domestic violence or sexual assault‘, wherein they state:

“The vast majority of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Given for example that only 17 percent of women who experienced sexual assault by a male perpetrator (in their most recent incident of violence) reported it to the police (ABS 2012), the actual percentage of false cases is likely to be tiny. By one estimate, the actual percentage of false cases as a proportion of all rapes (reported and unreported) may be closer to 0.005 percent.” (Flood, M, 2014)

An Australian MRA by the name of Paul Rogers brought this error to their attention stating (in part) that:

“Even Wikipedia doesn’t suggest that false rape allegations are as low as you claim,  which is saying something. I have provided an excerpt below from Wikipedia to highlight that your claim is many orders of magnitude lower than even the lowest value claimed by most authorities … I urge you to state the truth rather than continue to cherry-pick outlier claims because they support your misandry.”

I should also point out that it’s not only feminist groups that engage is this sort of misrepresentation. In this media release, the advocacy group SAVE denounces the use of misleading information on domestic violence by none other than (then) President Obama himself.

Demonstrating the remarkably one-sided manner in which feminists view the world, in the following article a feminist journo criticizes a men’s rights group on their use of statistics:

Beware the dubious claims of this men’s rights group, by Sherele Moody (24 June 2017)

To counter that article let me introduce you to a linked paper by Hannah Wallen, USA. It’s recommended reading – including the readers comments:

The feminist advocacy “research” scam (20 June 2013)  

In a further blog post I look at the feminist predilection towards ‘tweaking’ the definition of terms such ‘domestic violence’ and ‘sexual assault’ in order to better support their claims of female victimhood and generally bolster public support: See Finessing definitions to preserve the image of female victimhood

(I note that the Australian government-funded company ANROWS has blocked me on Twitter)

The references listed below alternately discuss or exemplify bias against men, as perpetrated by journalists and others (often working in the sphere of domestic violence, sexual violence and related fields):

Women encouraged to cheat by research (21 November 2022) Video

The ABS fails to clearly identify the extent of male victimisation in relation to emotional abuse (25 August 2022) Displaying feminist bias again?

Justice warriors in the dock, by Bettina Arndt (30 July 2022)

Majority Of Fake Twitter Accounts Support Amber Heard, Not Johnny Depp, New Research Shows (25 April 2022)

1 in 3 Uni students have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime. They demand action on their vision of a safer society (23 March 2022) Note readers comments & concerns below the article and in the Twitter thread.

The push for ‘researcher entrepreneurs’ could be a step backward for gender equity (11 February 2022) Because government research funding favors men. Well, at least it does in some feminist mind-hive somewhere. #FacePalm

Bettina Arndt: The rape conviction rate – a scandalous deceit of parliament and the public (19 January 2022) Recommended reading

Is our attitude to men based on substandard research? (6 January 2022)

Bettina Arndt: “The great purge rolls on” (3 December 2021)

How feminists misrepresent the incidence of false allegations (27 October 2021) (Twitter thread)

Half-Truths, Falsehoods, and Lies: New Report Documents Long-Running Domestic Violence Misinformation Campaign (USA) (20 September 2021)

One in Three Campaign – News Articles About Family Violence – How gender bias in research and the use of misleading language harms male victims of family violence – a case study (9 September 2021)

Our uni teachers were already among the world’s most stressed. COVID and student feedback have just made things worse (19 July 2021) Some student respondents in a survey said some mildly critical things about some teachers, a bit more in the case of female teachers. In the old days you would take about the factors that may have contributed to these perceived weaknesses in teaching practice. Not now though. Now the snowflake patrol moves into action to spend the rest of the paper talking about why the survey respondents were wrong. Sexist and wrong. Damn them.

Elite journal under fire over racism (13 April 2021) Article by Stephen Rice which is currently behind a paywall at ‘The Australian’. I’ll try to provide a link as soon as one is available. Not directly related to misandry, but an example of how social problems are massaged to satisfy the fears or preferences of woke folk.

Not the full story (30 March 2021) Media Watch video. Yet another example of what happen when you start with a pre-determined narrative and then have to make everything fit around it.

Poll results: 21 per cent of women sexually assaulted at work (24 March 2021). Men weren’t included in the survey, but by jingo *they need to listen*!

Domestic violence on the rise during pandemic (13 July 2020) “The survey of 15,000 Australian women in May provides the most detailed information in the world about the prevalence and nature of domestic violence experienced by women during the pandemic.” How many men did they say were surveyed? That would be *none*. Here is a link to the web page of the agency that produced this research.

New AIC paper appears to cherry-pick data to fit “gendered violence” narrative (30 October 2019)

Feminists always lie #190689 (30 September 2019)

Domestic Abuse: The latest lie (19 July 2019) Most men who are victims of partner violence are in homosexual relationships, right? Wrong. But it doesn’t stop feminists from claiming it is true.

Whose research got us a picture of a ‘black hole’ in 2019? It was a girl right? See this tweet from Tom Golden with linked video that tells the story that the media didn’t.

Articles like the linked one now tell us how horrible the “trolls” are for “targeting” the female scientist, but funny how they don’t address the facts of the case – did she only produce 6% of the coding or not? See also this paper from ‘A Voice for Men’.

Lies, damn lies and STEM statistics (2 March 2019)

Girls more likely to face loneliness (6 December 2018) UK with related Twitter posts by Martin Daubney (first post/second post)

Australia’s disturbing attitude to domestic violence revealed (30 November 2018) Feminist as an be, and paid for by you, the taxpayer (ANROWS)

‘Blatant spin’: SBS accused of sifting data to show ‘sexist’ Australia, and SBS’s ‘sexism’ doco is just blatant propaganda (21 November 2018) Both of these articles appeared in The Australian newspaper, and are behind a ‘paywall’. Watch this Bettina Arndt video for some good background on this issue.

And of course there were various flow-on articles, such as ‘Are men victims of sexism?‘ (3 December 2018) which conceded that the male gender had some problems, that none of these were due to women, but that men were using feminism as a “scapegoat”. Then ‘Here’s how audiences reacted to ‘Is Australia Sexist?‘ (4 December 2018)

Social Justice and Far Left Ideology Is Corrupting Science (17 November 2018) This video broadens the field out beyond feminism but is still worth watching for its broader perspective.

USC Library Censors Article on ‘Female Privilege in Prison Sentencing’ (14 November 2018) USA. Hmm, don’t like what an academic paper states, and don’t want students exposed to it? Easy, just lose it

Journals publish hoaxers’ absurd gender studies (4 October 2018) with more here on that issue

A Mathematician Says Activists Made His Paper Disappear Because Its Findings Offended Them (10 September 2018) and Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole, by Theodore P. Hill (7 September 2018) Note too the readers comments here.

La Trobe bans my talk on the fake rape crisis, by Bettina Arndt (2 August 2018) This article concerns the exaggeration of the incidence of sexual assault in Australian universities by the Australian Human Rights Commission and others.

1IN3 responds to latest attack upon male victims by Daily Life (8 February 2018)

ABC News and Washington Post intentionally excluded male victims from their already flawed sexual harassment survey (12 November 2017)

Gender bias in Australian Institute of Family Studies Experiences of Separated Parents Study (2 November 2017)

This is how NFHS made wives’ mood changes as marital rape (18 September 2017)

UW Researcher Claims The ‘Experiences Of Women’ Invalidate Peer-Reviewed Research (14 August 2017) USA

Flawed sexual harassment report undermines the change it seeks (12 August 2017) Australia

Female violence, society’s blind spot (4 August 2017)

Biased Incompetence in CAFCASS and Women’s Aid Report (4 August 2017) UK

Why these professors are warning against promoting the work of straight, white men (16 July 2017)

Study finds ‘sexism’ in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target (10 July 2017)

Gender Bias in Science or Biased Claims of Gender Bias? (8 July 2017)

Peer Review: A (not so much) gender perspective (18 May 2017)

How to make anything a gendered issue, by Blaise Wilson (30 April 2017) Video

Irony Alert: Gender Bias Study by Women Researchers Suffers From Gender Bias, Peer Reviewers Say (18 April 2017)

Teacher advises student to “look for feminist sources” regarding wage gap (7 March 2017)

When care becomes control – financial abuse cuts across cultures (17 January 2017) As I state in this post, most papers on financial abuse ignore the reality of male victimisation, and this is yet another example. In the absence of conclusive proof that only women were victimised one would expect a researcher to survey men and women. Failure to do so, as in this and many other cases, is evidence of gender bias to support a particular ideological narrative.

It’s time to stop “counting dead women” and face the facts, by Jasmin Newman (28 December 2016)

BBC admits its viral “women write better code” story was fake news (28 December 2016)

New study making the rounds in the media claims patients taken care of by female physicians have reduced mortality

The US Department of Justice refuses to fund research into intimate partner violence against men, or the stalking of men (November 2016)

Girls feelings are far more important than the truth, by Mark Dent (12 October 2016)

Why feminists are so cagey about class (13 September 2016) UK

Why does the CPS report on violence against women include men in the stats? by Ally Fogg  (7 September 2016) UK

Always beating up on men, by Bettina Arndt (20 August 2016)

Cutting to numb the pain of sex abuse: interviews with young women in drug treatment (12 August 2016) Australia. Although this article focuses on the needs of young women, the underlying research surveyed both genders. Whilst I have yet to review the findings in detail, my default position is one of disquiet regarding the merit of applying different fixes to men and women. Without a very thorough understanding of all contributing factors, esp. in relation to cause/effect, there is a real danger that we may misinterpret the true situation. Also, from what has happened in the field of domestic violence for example, there is a real danger of a monopolisation of all available resources for the treatment of women.

Half of women in UK have been sexually harassed at work, study finds (10 August 2016) They didn’t bother surveying men so the readers believe, by implication, that this problem only affects women. I wonder why would the authors they do that? See also ‘Report Claiming Half Of Women Harassed At Work Involved Hardline Feminist Group

Confirmation bias in research survey into men’s mental health which includes questions based on toxic masculinity and Duluth power and control wheel (24 July 2016) Australia. Post in Reddit mensrights forum concerning research undertaken by Melbourne University

There’s no hiring bias against women in tech, they just suck at interviews (1 July 2016) Oh dear this feminist research didn’t run according to the script

Washington Post: Men lie on surveys, women don’t (30 June 2016) USA

Female politicians (sometimes) receive more abuse than male counterparts, apart from when they don’t… (29 June 2016)

6 Feminist Myths that will not Die, by Christina Hoff Sommers (17 June 2016)

Jess Phillips MP and her alleged 600 rape threats (6 June 2016)

Feds Spend $548,459 Studying Male Students’ ‘Microaggressions’ towards Women (6 April 2016) This example from USA may or may not involve fudging, so sure does looks like a huge waste of public money. Related Reddit discussion thread here.

Australia’s most shocking statistic: Sexual abuse and domestic violence against women with disabilities (20 March 2016) Australia. Makes zero mention of the existence of abuse of disabled boys, implies perpetrators are male. More about this article in this other blog post.

When Passionate Advocates Meet Research on Diversity, Does the Honest Broker Stand a Chance? (9 March 2016)

Happy IWD, Now Remember, You’re A Victim (8 March 2016) Video

Radio NZ Careless about Domestic Violence Figures (8 March 2016)

Anti-abuse campaign targets university students (22 February 2016) Australia. Typical of Our Watch research this survey appears designed to deliver a pre-determined finding of gendered female victimhood. The article reports one part of the picture, but where are the responses to (for example) how many boys were pressured “to do sexual things”? Whether girls respect the ability to consent in relation to boys who are drunk, etc.

Action Opportunity: Please Seek The Truth About Male Victims of Domestic Violence, and Defend the Honesty and Integrity of Australian Scientific Research (8 February 2016) Petition to the Australian Research Council

(I believe there to be a question mark over the extent to which the Australian Research Council is itself free of gender bias. I say this not in terms of funds provided to male versus female researchers, but in terms of social research projects with a feminist orientation being strongly favoured. Consider the examples provided of feminist research mentioned in this other blog post, as well as this article which will be discussed in a future post. The author of this article presenting a feminist-concordant perspective on the gender pay gap was also ARC-funded. These spreadsheets look at the nature of projects funded by the ARC)

Q&A: Australian of the Year David Morrison fires up over claim domestic violence data shows decline (2 February 2016) David really must be a feminist, with his ‘who needs statistics anyway’ line (when those statistics don’t support the feminist narrative)

‘Destroy the Joint’ feminist web site inflates the number of Australian women killed in situations of domestic violence (2 February 2016)

How feminists and a Police Commissioner’s Office conspired against male victims of domestic violence on Twitter (5 January 2016) UK. The second part of this investigation is here.

Domestic Violence is not on the rise (16 December 2015)

Clementine Ford is a Fraud (11 December 2015) See also this blog post

Children’s Rights Commissioner urges national focus on children affected by domestic violence (7 December 2015)

“The Children’s Rights Report being released today found one in every 28 people had also experienced sexual abuse as a child, while a further 23 per cent of children have witnessed violence against their mother”. This conveniently neglects to mention that as many Aussie kids have seen their mum hit their dad as vice versa (See footnote 7)

‘The Hunting Ground’s’ laughable response to me (30 November 2015) USA

Victim-blaming rampant in Australians’ attitudes towards violence against women – study (25 November 2015) And what of victim-blaming when men are the victims? And of community attitudes regarding violence towards males? Guess we’ll never know because the last thing feminist researchers want to do is provide context for their claims of female victimisation.

Comments from the One-in-Three organisation regarding errors contained in information submitted by (male feminist) Dr Michael Flood (November 2015)

Wikipedia is anti-feminist because its editorial policy doesn’t allow you to just make things up …. “conventions exclude and silence feminist ways of knowing and writing” (September 2015) Reddit discussion thread and linked article.

Female researchers outraged when asked to include men (9 September 2015)

Mary Koss doesn’t think women can rape men and boys (5 September 2015)

Open letter to the Victorian Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, by the One in Three organisation (17 August 2015) On exaggerating the extent to which female violence is attributable to self-defence

Campus Rape Expert Can’t Answer Basic Questions About His Sources (28 July 2015) USA

In this June 2015 paper the One in Three advocacy group recounts the bias and antagonism they faced whilst contributing to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence

The Guardian Australia corrects domestic violence article (17 April 2015)

ABC misleads. No, it’s not more dangerous to be a woman, by Andrew Bolt (14 April 2015) One of the precious few examples of an Australian journalist pointing out the distortion of data by feminists. And here and here are examples of the types of pro-feminist articles that Andrew was railing against.

What about the men? White Ribbon, men and violence: A response to Dr Michael Flood by Men’s Health Australia (undated) Very detailed rebuttal of an ‘expert’ whose work is often trumpeted by Australian feminists in support of their cause

Why do we believe such terrible things about men that can’t be true? (24 March 2015)

How To Lie And Mislead With Rape Statistics: Part 1 (25 January 2015) and Part 2 (27 January 2015) Recommended reading

Feminists love statistics – the real sexual assault and violence statistics in Australia (13 January 2015)

NSW Police fail victims of domestic violence with flippant social media post (20 January 2015) Australian feminist journalist attacks NSW Police for recognising male victims of domestic violence. Somebody fetch me a sick bucket

Jane Gilmore should stop with the rubbish domestic violence games by Jim Muldoon (25 November 2014). Jane Gilmore is an Australian feminist writer, and in April 2015 she wrote another article, this time attacking the ‘One in Three’ advocacy group and their findings in relation to the extent of male victimisation.

Domestic violence Woozles (factoids) in Australia (25 November 2014) Concerns the feminist claim that DV is the leading cause of death and injury for women aged under 45, and on the same theme:

Criminal suspicion: Domestic violence leading cause of injury to women (undated) and Response to The Conversation Fact Check from 1IN3 (30 April 2018)

False claims undermine good causes by Claire Lehmann (24 November 2014)

1 in 4 women admit to violence in relationships (7 November 2014) Video by Tom Golden

The following collection of reddit discussion threads detail moderator bias and censorship in relation to threads/posts concerning domestic violence and child abuse – See example 1example 2example 3example 4, example 5 and example 6 (27 October 2014) Includes the following quote from a moderator responding to a query as to why a post was removed: “It needs to be the right information from the right people. Here’s a shorthand guide: if you are an MRA or TRP, you need not bother posting. If your information may tend to make women look bad, same.”

New Anglicare WA Report finds over half of DV victims are male for some forms of abuse (28 October 2014) Yet despite this the report’s recommendations ignore male victims and female perpetrators

National Domestic Violence Statistics” page only has one statistic where males are a part of the victims. Can you find it? (27 October 2014) Reddit discussion thread and linked ‘fact’ sheet

The top 5 feminist myths of all time (8 September 2014) USA

Acid attacks: telling only half the story (26 June 2014)

Press regulator: Criado-Perez abuse claim was misleading (11 October 2014)

Domestic Violence Lies from Ottawa (22 January 2014) Video

You Tube video showing talk by Donald Dutton discussed fudging of statistics by feminist workers in the domestic violence industry (2008) Highly recommended viewing.

Commissioner Ken Lay’s professional misconduct (8 December 2013) Australia

Dishonesty in the Domestic Violence Industry, 2006 (Australia)

Do we ignore violence against men? G. Andresen and M. Woods (21 November 2007) This paper makes mention of the use of biased statistics by the ‘White Ribbon Campaign’, which is also mentioned in this 2008 discussion thread

Government deception won’t reduce family violence (June 2011)

How Government’s lie about domestic violence – Australia (17 August 2009)

Feminists deny truth on domestic violence (30 May 2006)

This is a good submission prepared by the Mens Rights Agency addressing the issue of the anti-male bias within domestic violence agencies – absolutely recommended reading

Harvard publishes a study showing women perpetrate more DV, and then the study mysteriously disappeared (A reddit discussion thread from 7 June 2014) and here is a link to an article about that Harvard study that includes a link to a saved copy of the actual study itself (and here is a link to study summary)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/how-feminists-corrupt-dv-research/

Refuting 40 years of lies about domestic violence by Dean Esmay (19 December 2012)

Male domestic violence victims suffer from wrongful gender bias

Are domestic violence figures bogus? (22 February 2014) Includes discussion of the notorious ‘intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 15 to 45’ statistic myth

Processes explaining the concealment and distortion of evidence on gender symmetry in partner violence by Murray Strauss (14 July 2007)

http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/V71-Straus_Thirty-Years-Denying-Evidence-PV_10.pdf

http://reason.com/archives/2014/02/22/are-domestic-violence-statistics-bogus

Domestic violence study suspended by UNSW for breach of ethics (14 April 2014) Further background to this matter can be found here

I spoke to hundreds of men about rape and domestic violence (24 September 2014) Note that this is a different survey to that discussed by Adam Blanch earlier. It is certainly feasible that interviewers might influence survey respondents. It hardly fills one with confidence about the reliability of the results when interviewers are prepared to go on record with such strong views on the matter being investigated.

Article about repeated anti-male bias by a judge hearing domestic violence cases

If manipulating and misrepresenting statistics to suit an agenda was a crime then the feminist authors of this “fact-sheet” should be in jail. Many of these so-called facts are debunked in papers listed in this other post about domestic violence, whilst others demand the smallest measure of common-sense to confirm just how misleading they are.

Womens Aid UK actively tries to discredit statistics of male victims of domestic violence (reddit discussion thread and linked article dated 15 June 2014)

“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 suggesting that women are the perpetual victims of oppressive male malevolence. (Refer to Reddit discussion thread here)

Misrepresentation of Gender Bias in the 1989 Report of the Gender Bias Committee of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, by Mark B Rosenthal (23 November 2005)

These final linked articles address the predominant influence asserted by feminists in conducting research, and in the subsequent formulation of DV policy:

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research (undated) USA

How feminists shaped Australian government policy on domestic violence (A doctorate thesis from December 2004)

A brilliant funding strategy” – How and why feminists took over the domestic violence movement Interviews with Erin Pizzey, Senator Anne Cools, Warren Farrell and others (Youtube video)

Domestic violence, predetermination, and the feminised bureaucracy (Peter Zohrab, 2008) The same author has written many other papers about domestic violence in New Zealand.

Regarding the table below … hardly an ‘epidemic’. The only increase is in male victimisation. It’s no wonder that, in pushing its ‘epidemic’ barrow, the Domestic Violence Industry increasingly relies on statistics generated by help-line call centres instead. And of course we can trust the integrity of those sources.

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“Advocacy research consists of collating available evidence or producing new information to support a pre-determined policy position. Advocacy research is commonly carried out by pressure groups, lobby groups and interest groups (such as trade unions) and, occasionally, by political parties, journalists and academics – especially those working in the social policy field.”

Catherine Hakim (2000). Research Design: Successful Designs for Social and Economic Research. pp. 8–9.

“It is difficult to criticize advocacy research without giving an impression of caring less about the problem under consideration than do those who are engaged in magnifying its size. But one may be deeply concerned about problems such as rape, child abuse, and homelessness yet still wish to see a rigorous and objective analysis of their dimensions. Advocacy research that uncovers a problem, measures it with reasonable accuracy, and brings it to public attention performs a valuable service by raising public consciousness. The current trend in advocacy research is to inflate problems and redefine them in line with the advocates’ ideological preferences. The few impose their definition of social ills on the many – seeking to incite moral panics. This type of advocacy research invites social policies that are likely to be neither effective nor fair.”

Gilbert, N. (1997). Advocacy Research and Social Policy. Crime and Justice, 22, 101-148

With regards to the Latrobe Uni study noted above, why not include people of any gender who are concerned about any form of harassment or assault on public transport? In other words get the big picture of what’s occurring. Ditto for all the studies/article regarding workplace harassment that restrict themselves to considering ‘sexual harassment’, knowing full well that this is likely to focus attention on the female perspective.

My initial post about domestic violence within this blog can be found here, whilst other DV-related posts can be located by clicking on the ‘domestic violence’ tag at the bottom of this page. It is suggested that this post also be read in conjunction with:

Has there been a surge in domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Public events & domestic violence myth

How feminists misrepresent the gender ‘wage gap’

On the censorship of non-feminist perspectives and opinions

Finessing definitions to preserve the image of female victimhood

Gendered, gendered, gendered: The word that fuels the feminist machine

Achieving personal financial security is important for everyone, but dodgy research helps no-one

Regarding the granting of gender-specific scholarships in Australia

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A busy few weeks for gender matters (Aug/Sept 2014)

I thought I would create this post to mention several significant developments related to the gender debate that occurred in Australia during the period late August to late September 2014. As usual the feminist lobby monopolised the newspapers and airwaves, and consequently the news was mostly negative from a men’s rights perspective. The silver lining, however, was the level of discussion that occurred, and within it the large number of people who openly questioned the feminist narrative and/or spoke up for the male perspective … even in Tim Watts’ own Facebook page.

22 August 2014: Leader of the federal opposition, Bill Shorten, cleared of rape allegation  – But of course false rape allegations are just a misogynist myth … apart from perhaps just this one exception

25 August 2014: Launch of the Australian ‘Polished Man’ campaign.  The campaign web site originally stated that “Men perpetrate approximately 90% of violence against children and by wearing nail polish, YGAP asks men to raise awareness, generate conversation and become positive role models in the fight against violence towards children“. I say “originally stated” because they quickly changed the wording of the relevant page, presumably after too many people called them out on their lie. Their site now states that men cause 90% of sexual violence against children. Many web sites who received the original media release still, however, have the original wording online. (As an aside, this initiative inspired me to launch my own campaign to help prevent child abuse and neglect.)

4 September 2014: The re-badging of the ‘Foundation to Prevent Violence against women and their children‘ to ‘Our Watch‘ – I assume this bit of window-dressing was to make the Foundation appear more inclusive, and less the bigoted feminist echo-chamber that it actually is.

7 September 2014: Tim Watts MP tells feminists about men’s violence towards women

9 September 2014: Article in The Australian newspaper by Gary Johns entitled ‘Violence knows no gender divide’

Gary Johns made two main points in his article. Firstly he queried whether the government should provide substantial ongoing funding to an advocacy group (Our Watch) with relatively little oversight/accountability, in lieu of providing the same funding to the relevant Government Dept to provide direct services to victims and their families.

Secondly Gary queried why virtually all the funding for domestic violence was directed towards female victims when there are also substantial number of male victims. We don’t need to get hung up on the exact percentages, the point is that the current situation is highly inequitable and unhelpful in addressing the needs of all affected families. Again, hardly a heretical position to adopt.

Nevertheless the knives were out in a flash and Twitter and online feminist hang-outs were full of exaggeration and invective about this nasty misogynist man who dared question the feminist ‘DV= Men’s violence towards women’ construct.

10 September 2014: Article in The Australian newspaper by Tim Watts MP entitled ‘Violence against women is about gender’.  See also comments made in Tim Watts Facebook page. This and the article that followed were a veritable tsunami of shrill ill-informed white-knightery.

10 September 2014: ABC item by Tim Watts MP entitled ‘Labor MP tells men who criticise campaign to prevent violence against women to ‘Grow up!’.  See Reddit mens rights discussion thread and Reddit Australia discussion thread

17 September 2014: Release of findings from the 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS). See Reddit Australia discussion thread. No questions asked about violence towards men, guess it’s not that important really. Oh, and of course because survey respondents weren’t asked the same questions concerning violence against men, there is no context provided nor point of comparison for the questions about women. This omission hugely compromises the value of the results with regards to forming an appropriate policy response.

17 September 2014: Trivialising and excusing violence against women plus 240+ readers comments, discussing the results of the NCAS.

17 September 2014: Woman who bashed elderly bus passenger escapes jail

See the video of the original incident at the top of this page. If two young men had beaten and spat upon an elderly woman, would they have walked from court with a slap on the wrist. Ermm. No way. Still that’s equality, feminist style.

21 September 2014: David Penberthy launches a further attack on Gary Johns and anyone else who thinks male victims of domestic violence should be acknowledged entitled Puerile Trash Avoids Facts on Violence, with a rebuttal by Mark Dent. (If anyone needed convincing of David’s status as one of this country’s foremost manginas, then fast forward to June 2016 to first read this article, and then this rebuttal by Mark Dent).

On the feminist myth of ‘rape culture’

Rape culture is one of the mainstays of contemporary feminist ideology, and some assert that it is a crucial prop in maintaining the culture of perennial victimhood for women that then in turn manufactures the ‘need’ for feminism.

The nature and even the very existence of a ‘rape culture’ (at least within modern western societies) is hotly disputed as evidenced in the positions put forward in the reference works listed below. As you will note, north American university campuses have been the major focus for activism in relation to this issue.

Where is all this talk of rape culture leading us to? Hysteria and denial of justice to the falsely accused. Here’s a relatively benign, yet still troubling, May 2015 Australian example (also here).

I would suggest also reading this related post within this blog, with further related posts elsewhere in this blog (just click on the subject tag/s at the listed at the base of this page).

One starting point is an April 2014 article entitled ‘The big lie of a rape culture’ by Wendy McElroy

In January 2016 we heard about a new development that yet again shows the utter hypocrisy of the feminist movement, and it’s disregard for the welfare of ordinary women. This development occurred due to a clash of feminist ideals, in which the progressive liberal SJW bias of many feminists won out. In Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve at least 100 women were sexually assaulted by Muslim ‘refugees’ from the Middle East. There followed a disgraceful cover-up by the leftist media and government spokespeople, as described in this article.

Congratulations feminists/SJW for creating a rape culture where there was none, by feminising western males, encouraging a PC-inspired kid-glove (if not, hands-off!) approach by police, whilst lobbying for unfettered entry by huge number of people with a very different and conflicting cultural background.

So much has happened in North America in just the past 2-3 years concerning rape hysteria, especially in relation to real and alleged campus assaults. Finally after many court cases by wrongly accused men, and revelations concerning high-profile hoaxes and false allegations, some sense is returning the debate.

What a disappointment then to see that feminists are importing this madness to Australia. And with Elizabeth Broderick as a mouthpiece – colour me surprised. Are we now destined to experience the same painful and divisive process that our North American brother and sisters have endured, and are still attempting to resolve?

And now it’s time to jump in to the other reference works that follow …

Articles from the Voice for Men web site (various authors)

Climate of fear, by Bettina Arndt (27 October 2016)

Wendy McElroy – Rape Culture Hysteria (24 July 2016) Video

Documentation of Title IX complaints against Emerson College surfaces, questionable accusations abound (19 June 2014) Harvard Law Review

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/why-call-it-rape-culture/ by 

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/the-end-of-rape-culture/ by Jim Byset (18 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/logic-another-form-of-female-oppression/ by Diana Davison (17 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/rape-culture-fanatics-dont-know-what-a-culture-is/ by Barbara Kay (10 March 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/mens-rights-vs-feminist-rape-culture-explained-using-puzzle-pieces/ (11 February 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/the-real-rape-epidemic/ by John Hembling (22 October 2011)

Our so-called “Rape Culture” by Tara Palmatier (29 October 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/feminist-lies-about-rape-culture/ (17 October 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-governance-feminism/the-myth-of-rape-myths/ by Diana Davison (15 November 2013)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/hangouts/avfm-monday-roundup-anti-male-hysteria-from-nazarian-to-obama/ by Paul Elam (27 January 2014)

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/legitimate-rape-advocacy-and-censorship/ by Chris Deslone (24 March 2013)

Articles/videos about ‘rape culture’ from other sources

Susan Brownmiller on Rape and Male Power – The Fiamengo File 2.0 (21 October 2022) Produced by Janice Fiamengo

Can we talk about sex please? (September 2020) Interesting broader coverage of the situation on US campuses

University students show they’ve bought into the diversity delusion (24 February 2020)

Male Title IX activist expelled after “feminist witch-hunt” (12 November 2019) USA

The Ministry of Love: Ongoing Gender Partisanship in the Department of Education (11 October 2019) USA

Attorney General Barr once lauded ‘masterful’ book that criticizes campus sexual assault investigations (19 September 2019) USA

How hundreds of campus #MeToo punishments could get tossed (13 August 2019)

Just how easy should it be to destroy a young man’s life? (30 January 2019) USA

David French identifies the root cause of sexual assaults on university campuses (18 September 2017)

The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy (6 September 2017) USA

No rape crisis on our campuses: Official (2 August 2017) Australia

I’m Done Pretending Men Are Safe (Even My Sons) (6 July 2017)

Fabricating A Rape Culture On Campuses, by Bettina Arndt (22 May 2017)

Study: 89% of colleges reported zero campus rapes in 2015 (11 May 2017)

Grant teacher’s letter denying rape culture outrages students, parents (May 2017) USA. Teacher encourages people to think about an issue – gets sanctioned. Coverage of this incident then went international. Pressure was then brought to bear on the teacher who then issued a retraction.

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

Male Student Ostracized, Publicly Shamed After Questioning the Existence of Rape Culture (6 April 2017)

The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by Professor KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor (3 February 2017)

Amherst Student Expelled for Sexual Misconduct Can’t Defend Himself—It Would ‘Impose Psychological Trauma’ on Accuser (31 January 2017)

The Understudied Female Sexual Predator (29 November 2016)

Research Finds Sexual Victimization Perpetrated by Women More Common than Previously Known (28 November 2016) USA

A third of U.S. women afraid of being sexually assaulted, but few say they’re victims (17 October 2016) With related Reddit discussion thread here.

Schools, media ignore civil protections when it comes to campus sexual assault, Ashe Schow (30 August 2016) USA

Court Rules Former Columbia Student Suspended for Alleged Rape Can Sue for “Anti-Male Bias” (2 August 2016)

Over 60 percent decline in sexual violence against females from 1995 to 2010 (US Government statistics released in 2013)

Due process is still being kicked off campus, by George Will (13 May 2016) USA

‘Ripe for sexual assault’: Australian universities need drastic action to stop attacks on women (11 May 2016) Wouldn’t it be better to learn from the overblown rape hysteria of North American campuses, rather than just importing it and repeat the same mistakes? More on Australians developments here – as you can see archly-feminist Australia Human Rights Commission taking a lead role.

Rape culture: what makes a boy a man? (19 April 2016) Australia. “Of course there is a need for some lightness” (=anything women do to, or say about, men). Because it’s different when a woman does it. Even raping their students, Steve?

Save us from hastag justice, by Margaret Wente (2 April 2016) Canada

Anti-Rape Culture‘ by Aya Gruber, University of Colorado Law School (2016)

Radical Feminism And The So-Called ‘Rape Epidemic’ (3 December 2015) USA

Campus sexual assault: Bad statistics don’t help victims (26 October 2015) Video from the ‘Factual Feminist’

An Assault on Common Sense (2 November 2015)

The myth of the college ‘rape culture’ (27 September 2015)

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

Appalling trend: innocent young men are deemed necessary collateral damage in the war on rape (14 September 2015)

‘The Hunting Ground’: Reaping Profit from Rape Hysteria (26 March 2015)

Tracking rape, on and off campus (25 March 2015)

‘Rape prevention tips’ go viral. Upset men (23 March 2015)

A surprisingly eloquent facebook debate re: victim-blaming and mensrights (March 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread

The number of sexual assaults against women is falling. So why isn’t it being reported? (19 February 2015)

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement – Backing off the hype in Title IX enforcement (18 February 2015)

Now more than ever, the issue of campus rape requires critical thinking (17 December 2014)

Another college campus, more pitchfork justice (7 December 2014)

Saslaw says 20 percent of female students at University of Virginia are sexually assaulted (8 December 2014)

Should we always believe the victim? (6 December 2014)

Fear: The terrible feeling every woman experiences by Melissa Hoyer (6 November 2014) and Pray for Clementine (4 December 2014) Two similar articles by Australian feminist journalists concerning their sickening level of paranoia regarding men. In the second article Clementine Ford is freaking out because a stranger in the street, a man, tried to talk to her.

A sexual harassment policy that nearly ruined my life (3 November 2014) Concerns the issue of lack of due process when investigating claims of sexual harassment/assault on USA campuses

Vagina warrior lynch mobs (26 October 2014) Re: USA campuses

French feminists’ fury as they demand Normandy statue be torn down (7 October 2014)

Shut Up, because Rape (2 October 2014)

The President calls on men to protect women from rapists … (A Reddit mensrights discussion thread) (19 September 2014)

Barbara Kay: Eight to 16% of the male population has been abused sexually in youth. Often by women (5 September 2014)

Feminists rage over suggestion that alcohol education can help curb sexual assault (2 September 2014) Reddit discussion thread here

1,400 girls are raped in Rotherham and feminists don’t care (1 September 2014) and Feminists deafening silence on Rotherham (29 August 2014)

Feminists say roofie-detecting nail polish is actually also rape culture (25 August 2014)

Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than find a way to stop rapists? by Jessica Valenti (26 August 2014)

Janet Bloomfield critiques an article by feminist journalist Jessica Valenti regarding rape culture (21 August 2014)

No, 1 in 5 women have not been raped on college campuses (13 August 2014)

‘Rape Culture’ leads to manhunts on campus (11 August 2014)

‘Teach men not to rape’: Turn off the outrage machine (29 June 2014) Sensible article that attracted angry feminist response

Conservative scholar: Feminist ‘mob’ ruining colleges with ‘rape culture crusade’ (19 May 2014)

Before declaring that there’s a ‘rape epidemic’ in the US has anyone bothered to check the actual data? (17 May 2014)

Female students shouldn’t play the victim card (12 June 2014)

I am now officially sick of rape culture bullshit (30 April 2014)

The big lie of a “rape culture” by Wendy McElroy (7 April 2014)

Estelle B. Freedman: Redefining Rape (15 October 2013) Youtube video

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

In this video a feminist dissects the bogus “one in five women will be raped” statistic

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/heather-mcdonald-obamas-hysteria-over-sexual-assault-epidemic-is-based-on-a-fiction/

http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/83050273674/a-far-cry-from-innocence-when-a-man-gets-insulted

http://thoughtcatalog.com/kelly-hills/2014/04/27-things-that-currently-define-rape-culture/ (29 April 2014) A male perspective on the notion of ‘rape culture’

http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/04/17/throwdown-thursday-the-truth-about-rape-culture/ and subsequent discussion/furore here

http://www.cotwa.info/2014/04/the-angry-reaction-to-acquittal-of.html

http://www.rainn.org/news-room/rainn-urges-white-house-task-force-to-overhaul-colleges-treatment-of-rape

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/10/24/statistics-dont-back-up-claims-about-rape-culture

http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2014/03/rapeculture.html

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/13/national-post-editorial-board-lots-of-rape-culture-rhetoric-but-not-much-evidence/

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/12/04/barbara-kay-dont-exaggerate-rape-culture-on-campus/

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/02/28/barbara-kay-rape-culture-and-the-delusions-of-the-feminist-mind/

http://antimisandry.com/advice-sexism-misandry-discrimination/rape-epidemic-doesnt-actually-exist-53477.html

http://time.com/30545/its-time-to-end-rape-culture-hysteria/

http://themaskandrose.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/feminist-lie-1-rape-culture/

http://politix.topix.com/story/10784-college-men-arent-closet-rapists

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/22jp7k/the_feminist_group_at_my_school_are_very/

http://www.mindingthecampus.com/forum/2013/12/lets_challenge_the_rape_cultur_1.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/1khu6r/the_difference_between_rape_victimization_rates/

CDC study on sexual violence in the U.S. overstates the problem (27 January 2012)

http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/Nine-Facts-About-Sexual-Violence-and-Rape1.pdf

http://time.com/40110/rape-culture-is-real/ (Christina H. Sommers described this article thus: “Sorry, but this is exhibit A of what has gone wrong with Nth wave feminism. Fallacies + melodrama. When will it end?” Best proceed quickly to the comments section)

The Campus Rape Myth (Winter 2008)

‘Realities and mythologies of rape’ in Society, Jan-Feb 1998 v35 n2 p356 (7)

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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 …

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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