Theresa May: I want to transform how we think about domestic violence

Here we go again. A piece in the Guardian by a female journalist, refusing to acknowledge domestic abuse of men by women. In the first extract, a duplicitous downplaying of violence against men:

… the Labour party has highlighted rising domestic violence rates since 2009, with an increase in violence against women perpetrated by their acquaintances, violence against women by strangers remaining level, and violence against men continuing to fall. [my highlight]

Violence against men may have fallen overall, but the numbers of convictions of women for domestic violence committed against men have been increasing for many years – can the journalist seriously be unaware of that?

Another extract:

May’s plan to transform the treatment of domestic violence cases in the UK will begin with a consultation lasting 12-18 months, which will seek ideas from charities, victims, providers of services to people suffering domestic abuse and other experts. [my emphasis]

When she was Home Secretary, Theresa May launched a cynical ‘consultation exercise’ which did NOT invite ideas or evidence from ‘experts’, including academics, who have been reporting for 40+ years that women are at least as violent as men towards opposite-sex partners. We can but hope these experts will do all in their power to engage effectively with the consultation.

Our 154-page submission to that Home Office consultation exercise is here. Our thanks to those who wrote the report, titled, ‘Intimate Partner Violence: The Gender Bias Against Men in England and Wales’. The document outlines in detail the anti-male bias of politicians and institutions including Theresa May, Yvette Cooper, Home Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Equality & Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Justice, the police, the judiciary…

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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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  • Slowcoach

    From the introduction;
    “the numbers of convictions of women for domestic violence committed against men have been increasing for many years – can the journalist seriously be unaware of that?”

    ‘Of course not’,
    is the unspoken meaning here we all realise.

    But “the journalist” remains intent on attempting to propagate this misrepresentation in the time honoured fashion since as we all also realise;

    FEMINISM SPREADS LIES LIKE COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES.

  • Groan

    Any transformation of the way we think of domestic violence would have to be to leave behind the tired “gendered” cliche of the past 50 years. I won’t hold my breath but will participate and urge all others to try yet again to “transform” understanding to actually reflect reality.
    And of course this is politicking as there is a new (2 years old) Domestic Abuse Act anyway, which has barely been able to take effect.

    • Kronk

      Adhering to reality means a lot less money in the coffers of theses criminals. I will not be holding my breath.

  • Kronk

    … but the numbers of convictions of women for domestic violence committed against men have been increasing for many years – can the journalist seriously be unaware of that”?
    Am I reading this correct? Certainly the ‘indictments’ have increased, but convictions??
    All of us here are acutely aware, (thanks to the corrupt courts and STUPID people) women get away with this almost every time. After all, it’s their incentive to commit this crime in the first place. Awareness is increasing (albeit the tectonic plates are moving faster) but convictions? What am I missing?

    • Mike Buchanan

      Convictions of women have increased considerably, albeit from a low base, but of course are nowhere near reflecting the level of female-on-male domestic violence.

      • Kronk

        Mike, do you mean ‘Slap on the Wrist’ for that is what I see happening mostly…

    • Rob

      Am I reading this correct? Certainly the ‘indictments’ have increased, but convictions??

      ———————–

      yes increased, but due to lenient sentencing rules they are suspend sentences, community services, compulsory attendance of therapy/ course of changing your behavior. Basically everything but actual custodial sentences because god forbid that would upset the feminists.

      man commit crime – feminists scream custodial sentence.
      woman commits same crime – feminists scream victim hood.

      You can tell its a great deterrent.

      Perhaps the new law on DV would like to add parental alienation, conspiracy to defame the husband in court, paternity fraud, perjury… etc.

      It would be telling to see if the DV law is applied to same sex female relationships since currently women can only be victims not perpetrators

  • Rob

    I notice that when the guardian cover the area of domestic violence then tend switch off any commenting. God forbid that the riff raff public should be allowed to debate and challenge the ignorance of the guardian and their fact finding team.

    makes a change though from their heavy handed censorship on previous debates

  • The real injustice here is that men who are actually the victims will be sent to prison for absurdly long sentences (as little proof is required, the female is to be believed, and pathetically minor acts count as domestic violence with massively amplified sentences far beyond any form of proportionality) while the female perpetrators of real violent acts (e.g. such as the one by Sarah Champion MP on her husband) will be let off Scot free.

  • Bonedagger

    Once again, science has simply confirmed what our species has always known, but (for the last 40 years) cannot say for fear of reprisal. Partner violence is inherently, biologically, something that women enact, not men unless aberrant. The Feminists models (such as Duluth) are factually correct, but with the sexes reversed. The lie really is that unsophisticated.

    http://newmalestudies.com/OJS/index.php/nms/article/view/149