Our captured media really showed their bias in the reporting on the tragedy at Tullamarine, in Melbourne where the bodies of a mother and three children were discovered last Thursday. The ABC led the charge, with their thinly veiled account which highlighted the fact that the father of the children was “assisting police with inquiries”. Using the classic journalist’s fake nod to fair reporting, the story mentioned that there was no history of family violence but then featured prominently a list of family violence support services bang in the middle of the article.
All the media stories waxed lyrical about this caring, protective mother who adored her children, and wasted few words on the devastated father who had called the police to report the tragedy. One report in The Australian suggested the father had been led away in handcuffs by police, which wasn’t true. He was apparently never really a suspect and certainly was not charged.
By the next day, police had released their conclusion that this was a murder/suicide perpetrated by the mother. Boy, did that take the wind out of the sails of these prejudiced reporters. Within two days the story was forgotten with only the occasional piece appearing, often featuring heart-wrenching letters written by schoolfriends of the little children. No one seems to want to write about this devoted father who has seen his entire family wiped out. No investigatory reporting on how and why this happened.
Now that we know the mother was the perpetrator, how come we see absolutely no reporting about exactly how these poor children were killed? If the father had been responsible, the media would have delighted in exposing grisly details of why crime scene cleaners were required at the house.
Naturally, most of the media isn’t interested in highlighting the fact that women are just as likely as men to commit filicide, killing their own children. Currently mothers are actually more likely to do so than fathers in Australia. But have a look at this telling piece from Denise Buiten, a sociology and social justice lecturer from Notre Dame – “Men and women kill their children in roughly equal numbers and we need to understand why.”
The answer is pretty simple, according to Buiten. When it comes to perpetrators of filicide, the women are mad and the men bad.
It’s all part of our biased justice system where the gender of the perpetrator influences the outcome from the moment a crime is reported.
Hurrah for Mark Latham
Now, here’s some positive news for a change. Mark Latham has achieved a real breakthrough in his role heading up an inquiry into Higher Education for the NSW Parliament. The inquiry’s final report, tabled today, includes Recommendation 36 which seeks to abolish the kangaroo courts in NSW universities.
Here’s what it actually says:
That the NSW Government ensure the rule of law and the processes of the NSW criminal justice system are respected by universities in dealing with alleged sexual offences. Universities must use the NSW Police as their first and most important point of reference in dealing with any allegation of the law being broken, in all instances, for all allegations. In particular, NSW universities must respect the presumption of innocence and not create their own ‘Kangaroo Court’ and tribunal processes that circumvent the rules and standards of natural justice established at law by the NSW Parliament. The NSW Government should establish a legal protocol for universities to follow in this regard and, if universities chose to ignore or breach it, the protocol should be legislated as mandatory for NSW universities.
This is the first time an Australian government has been asked to take action on the appalling system for adjudicating sexual assault in our universities, which usurps criminal law and denies accused students their legal rights.
That’s pretty exciting and it was good to see the submission from our Campus Justice group featuring prominently in the report. (See p80 – 81, 6.47- 6.49)
Next step is the report will be considered by Cabinet – which is where you come in. We must get a heap of letters into Cabinet Ministers to give them the backbone to follow this through. See here – a draft letter you can use to urge each Cabinet Minister to ensure action on this issue, plus email addresses of the ones we want to lobby.
So that’s your first task for 2021 – just a few minutes of your time to make sure we tip the balance on this critical issue. After the End Rape on Campus activists’ efforts to destroy me last year, I’m even more determined not to let these wicked witches win. But I need your help.
Coercive control inquiry closing next week
Mark Latham has put out a plea for more submissions to the NSW Coercive Control inquiry – the deadline is Jan 29 so that is coming up very soon. The feminists are swamping the inquiry with letters/submissions urging this to be added to the armory women can use to destroy the men in their lives. And they are out in force massaging public opinion to show women are never really perpetrators.
Look at this research by Melbourne University academics suggesting women never use force without having good reason – like a controlling husband. “There is only so much a person can take. Everyone has a breaking point,” they quote one woman who ended up in a violence program after breaking a window. She admitted she was intoxicated, “using alcohol to help with the fear and anxiety.” We won’t tolerate excuses for violence from men but with women it is different, of course.
I’ve been looking at some fascinating statistics from the UK. There were 24,845 coercive control incidents recorded in England and Wales in the year ending March 2020. But that resulted in only 305 convictions, 301 men and 4 women. That ratio is hardly a surprise. The coercive control legislation is supposed to be gender-neutral but most men are reluctant to see themselves as victims and know if they complain they are unlikely to be taken seriously by police and the legal system.
So here we have this flood of complaints chewing up valuable police time but most come to nothing due to either women withdrawing their complaints or difficulty providing evidence for nebulous crimes like economic abuse, “invasive surveillance”, “gaslighting” and “denying freedom”.
We certainly don’t need this nonsense adding a huge burden on our own stretched legal system.
That’s why I need you all to do another little job for me – and for the men of NSW. Here’s the link to make a submission and here is background information you can use to object to new legislation on coercive control. At minimum you can just write a few sentences, or a paragraph or two.
We’ve allowed so much of our legal system to be weaponized against men. Here’s a chance stop it getting any worse.
Woody Allen and the lost presumption of innocence.
Finally, here’s the video of the thinkspot chat I had with Janice Fiamengo and Diana Davison about the persecution of Woody Allen. The Woody Allen/Mia Farrow saga is just unbelievable; let alone the sorry tale of outrageous media coverage it has received. Have a listen. I think you will find it fascinating. https://youtu.be/8JomEP29Uhg
Until next time, when I will have some big news for you.
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