Why aren’t we talking about abusive mums?

A welcome piece from Oz. It starts:

Did you know children are more likely to be harmed by their biological mother than father? Neither did I until very recently.

But why am I surprised — and why will you be shocked?

Because we don’t talk about it.

No one wants to talk about it. [J4MB: Plenty of people want to talk about it, in the MRM and elsewhere.] Society is totally in denial that women aren’t always victims.

We have all been conditioned to believe the majority of people who commit abuse are men — but it’s not true.

There are good women and bad women. Children are far more likely to suffer neglect or abuse at the hands of their mothers.

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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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  • jb

    “Mothers lash out because they are frustrated angry and feel despair” Well I am sure that’s true but would that be the approach if a man lashed out? The automatic response to violent women is to make excuses.

    • Groan

      I despair about this. The evidence is clear in “safeguarding” children. The lowest risk group are those living with their natural parents in a stable home. The risks rise in blended, chaotic or single parent households. These risks have decades of evidence behind them (driving the push for adoptions and fostering) yet somehow public policy never makes this “inconvenient truth” known.
      In both sexes too the risks are exponentially increased with drugs, alcohol, mental instability, all the things that are associated with criminality.
      Yet we have official policies that are “counter factual” lies really zeroing in on the safest circumstance (a boring bourgeois )

    • AFP

      I was thinking much the same thing. Did you also notice the slip from “Mothers” to “Parents” in the last paragraph? As if trying to shift the blame (at least partly) onto men?

      • jb

        Yes it reminds me of a school Remembrance Day assembly service a few years ago where the reverse happened. The female teacher talked about the “people” who lost their lives in the trenches in WW1.

  • Rick Bradford

    Many people, and not just MRAs, have pointed out – repeatedly, and for years, and in many countries – that mothers are responsible for the bulk of child abuse, including killing. Conclusions relating to child homicide in the UK from http://mra-uk.co.uk/?p=1503 are,
    (1) Where culpability is established, the mother is the lone perpetrator in 36% of cases and either a lone or a co-perpetrator in over half of cases (58%).
    (2) Mothers are more likely to be responsible for a child death than fathers and male partners combined.
    (3) Single mothers are the demographic most likely to be responsible for the deaths of children.
    UK child abuse data short of homicide, complied here: http://mhrm.uk/wiki/child-abuse/ shows that substantially more women are convicted of child abuse than men, despite the fact that more men are imprisoned for the offence.