Today is International Whining Day, and Theresa May (Home Secretary) is quoted in a government statement on domestic violence against women and girls – here. She says:
Violence against women and girls is a terrible form of abuse that this government is determined to tackle.
Wouldn’t it be something if she had the integrity and courage to say the following on International Men’s Day?
Violence against men and boys is a terrible form of abuse that this government is determined to tackle.
Pigs will fly before that happens.
Six months ago we publicly challenged Theresa May over a highly flawed Home Office consultation exercise on extending the law on domestic abuse – here – and later sent a 154-page submission to the consultation, detailing the anti-male bias of politicians and public bodies with respect to domestic abuse – here. We had acknowledgement of receipt of both documents, but nothing more. Does anyone still seriously believe that rational arguments alone will win the battle for the human rights of men and boys? They’re a critical weapon, for sure, but the battle is ultimately a political one, and can only be won at the ballot box.
It’s about damned time the government and public bodies in general recognised this: