Theresa ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ May approves £20m funding boost for women’s refuges

Our thanks to William for this piece by Heather Stewart, Political editor of The Guardian. Excerpts:

May has taken an interest in tackling domestic violence since she was home secretary, and it is an issue her key adviser, Fiona Hill, is known to feel strongly about.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Are female refugees superior to male refugees ? Are they entitled to more funding than male refugees? I doubt that the UN discriminates against male refugees in this fashion, but in a world where women rule, it actually does not surprise me. But for as long as we even pretend to believe that female leaders are impartial and honest (which they are not in reality) we need to oppose this blatant anti-men discrimination by legal means. Sooner or later, we will come to the inevitable conclusion that female politicians are incapable of fair and sound judgement and are not fit to rule in a democratic society..

    • I’m not clear if you’ve misunderstood ‘refuges’ (for DV victims in this case) as opposed to ‘refugees’ (e.g. from war-torn areas).

  • Two comments on this:

    1) Describing the £20m funding as a “boost for women’s refuges” is almost as much a lie as saying the USA’s VAWA’s $660m spending goes to stop violence against women. The money will will be primarily going to feminist organisations who are notorious for channeling funds into their own political and personal coffers.

    Erin Pizzey talked about this at the last International Conference on Men’s Issues.
    This £20m will be assisting feminists in expanding their grip on society, paying for their salaries and – maybe – helping women (only) victims a little bit.

    2) When the money gets to the local level, the local government duties under the Equality Act mean that they can be forced to divert more of the current spending away from women’s shelters and into men’s shelters.

    There could even be a case for equalising help for men on the basis of the funding, instead of the effect of the funding. In which case, a disproportionate amount could end up helping men and women’s shelters will suffer even more at feminist hands.

    What it left to us ALL (please do not leave it just to people like Mike or myself) is to find out at the local level how well our councils are supporting men and taking them to task whenever the funding for male shelters falls below the proportion (about 50%) of men who need them.

    • Yes please do use Freedom of information requests (use that term to hit the legislation). Many councils are starting to change how they fund, preferring to use more flexible and mainstream services rather than women only hostels (which for instance exclude boys over 12 ). Partly to save money and partly to meet Equality Legislation. Hostels are widely considered old fashioned and ridiculously expensive.
      What this sort of thing does is “ring fence” money for a specific service, which effectively ties the Councils into something many are wanting to change.
      Of course the changes aren’t particularly helpful to men but they do put money to Housing Associations etc. rather than the feminist Refuge organisations. So it really is a case of keeping money going to the specific organisations rather than to generic services.

  • More money for man hating lying Feminists.

  • Yes Mike, I did not read the title carefully. Even so, men also need a lot more funding for men’s refuges / shelters anyways. Not just women are victims. But most women do not seem to want to admit this.

  • Reminder that the annual budget for running the entire Mankind initiative organisation is less than the typical salary of a single feminist CEO, yet Mankind is still yet to receive a penny from the state!

    Some feminists at the biggest organisations get 6 digit salaries – more than double the entire cost of running Mankind and of course almost all of it from the taxpayer.

  • cheannaich

    Like some of the above commentators, one has to question:
    a) The effectiveness of women’s refuges, especially in an era whereby a sideways unwelcome glance by a male towards his partner could find him removed from the family home and locked up.
    b) The costs involved in running this support network for women. As others have previously mentioned, the army of co-ordinators, administrators, managers, directors and CEOs doesn’t come cheap.
    c) The inherent sexist bias of the disproportionality of funding between the sexes is anathema to a supposed equality focussed 21st Century. Parity did a useful FOI back in 2011 as to how councils use taxpayers money to fund various groups. I would hazard a guess that such funding is even more biased today.
    d) Feminists that have ‘cut their teeth’ in the women’s aid/ charity sector have been moving into management positions in the Civil Service and bringing with them their views on men. Not good for society as a whole some might argue.
    I have always thought that there are three things that will bankrupt our nation: 1. Student Loans 2. The burgeoning welfare bill 3, feminist/charity/quango public funding.