Ally Fogg: Some important findings from the ONS crime stats – Intimate & sexual violence

An interesting piece posted yesterday:

I’ve left a number of comment (the first is #41) and invite you to do likewise.

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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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  • As Ally points out the media reporting of this survey missed the main points, that it confirms the long term trends are down in all types of “abuse”. And that in any year it is experienced by few of us. A number did point out 700,000 men are abused each year. No the papers trumpeted a statistically illiterate headline that 30% of women will be abused( some mentioning 16% of men will be). Much reporting conflated violence with “abuse” . So the media slides into the narrative of the DV industry, which would not want people to know that Domestic Abuse has been falling since the mid nineties and this in spite of a growth in the number of behaviours included in “abuse” . One might think the “industry” would want to trumpet this success and claim some role in it. But then their funding relies on generation of moral panic and statistical untruths so they can’t .

    • Hence the importance of challenging Newsnight and others when they give an unchallenged platform to people so willing to distort. Well done JFM&B