Our thanks to Sean for this. Time again we see journalists – almost invariably female journalists – in the mainstream media uncritically link to and cite from reports by radfem organizations such as The Fawcett Society, as if those institutions are credible. Extracts from the piece:
Police are dealing with domestic abuse cases by simply making the abuser say sorry to their partner on the doorstep, a Fawcett Society report has found.
Research by the charity found a “worrying number” of domestic violence incidents are resolved using the most basic level of restorative justice, which “can often be little more than an apology“…
Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said the practice left women in a “powerless” position where they are asked to accept their abuser’s apology. [J4MB: Note the implication that all victims of DV are women.]
“You’re not seeing the true nature of the relationship and the true nature of what’s going on. It’s almost certainly going to put her in a very risky position,” she told the Daily Telegraph.