Our public challenge of Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, National Assembly for Wales

Leighton Andrews AM is the Minister for Public Services at the National Assembly for Wales, where feminist thinking has utterly corrupted the development of new legislation relating to domestic violence.

A hint of that corruption is contained in the recent change in the title of the legislation. At the start of a short video piece posted two weeks ago on his Facebook page, Leighton Andrews said this:

Yesterday we passed the second stage of the Gender-Based Violence Bill, and the bill is now called the Violence Against Women Bill. I’m delighted we were able to move government amendments to change the title of the bill, and to add into the bill a very important section about violence against women and girls.

In a moment we’ll be emailing a public challenge to Leighton Andrews – the letter is here – and sending a copy to every member of the National Assembly for Wales.

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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  • Thank you for this temperate and fully evidence based challenge to what is clearly blatant sexism. The Equality Act should actually prevent such clearly discriminatory action. Indeed the EHRC , if it were at all worth it’s title should move itself to challenge such a move to make legislation gender specific in title. All recent legislation has thus far been gender neutral, even if the agencies charged with enforcement have been discriminatory in enforcement. So although the English Gov. has a VAWG strategy and the Scottish G0v. uses a gendered description to guide it’s agencies. This will be the first example of an United Kingdom legislature drafting actual law that is gender discriminatory.

    • Thanks. There are the odd pieces of legislation which are gender discriminatory, and more often legislation is drafted such that it’s women who will benefit most in practise e.g. the Equality Act 2010, and Harriet Harman’s legislation (2004) permitting all-women shortlists. Also legislation such as that which means student loans are eventually written off if unpaid, which benefits far more women than men.

  • Mike I am very disappointed with this. It looks like they called it ‘gender-based violence’ to get it through the majority of council voters and then changed it to ‘VAW’ through a sneaky method. I challenged the VAW theme in person – I want everything to be gender-neutral – back in Feb 2013, so is there any way of challenging this at this stage?

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