White Ribbon Day – spare me your sop stories guys – This is different.

Yesterday was White Ribbon DayJoni at Blogocrats posted about it and placed a youtube video of Kevin Rudd launching the campaign.

Inevitably it had a series  of ‘what about us’ responses by males who told stories about how they, or friends were treated after their divorces by their female ex spouses.

Oh guys pleease…spare me the ‘women have done me wrong’ stories, especially for this occasion.

The whole idea of White Ribbon day is to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue, especially in males.

Everytime there is something about violence against women out come these stories from men feeling aggrieved about one ex-wife/partner of the other. Yes they are nasty. Yes I can see there is emotional blackmail and enormous distress about these situations. Yes I can see how men feel angry and despondent about it. but here we are talking about violence.

That is women who are in constant fear that the men that they thought they loved will lash out and physically against them.

Australian Crime: Facts and Figures 2005, state that most domestic violence victims are female (82 per cent) and most assaults occur at home. Of all recorded assaults in Australia in 2003, 65 per cent occurred in private dwellings.

These are statistics. Not figures plucked in the air by conspiratorial man-hating separatist feminists

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3 responses to “White Ribbon Day – spare me your sop stories guys – This is different.

  1. Savvas Tzionis

    About time someone said it.

    Well said Guido.

    I have tried to explain to people what it must be like for a woman to simply exist in a world where they are virtually powerless to stop any random attack on them.

    But unfortunately we live in a society where the democratic ideal has been distorted to the point where for every opinion or fact, the other viewpoint MUST be heard and legitimised somehow.

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