We mustn’t make boys feel bad about being male

Elizabeth Jackson, ABC

  PHOTO: Do we really want little boys left feeling bad about being male? (Elizabeth Jackson) Our public schools should not portray domestic violence as a battleground of boys versus girls. We must ensure we don’t send children the wrong message, writes Elizabeth Jackson. Remember this. I like girls. I am one. I also like boys; I gave […]

Abbott Government to Launch Inquiry Investigating Domestic Violence Policy

Fathers4Equality http://www.fathers4equality-australia.org/abbott-govt-launch-inquiry-domestic-violence-987

Thanks to Fathers4Equality for this important release about another Government inquiry. Not much time allowed to prepare a response as closing date is 31 July 2014.     Hot on the heals of the current Child Support Inquiry being held in Parliament, on the 26 June 2014, the Abbott government agreed to another Inquiry related to family law, […]

Rise of the female ‘relationship terrorists’: Study finds women are more controlling and aggressive towards their partners than men

By Emine Sinmaz and Sarah Griffiths - Daily Mail UK

Quote: Study leader Dr Elizabeth Bates said: ‘The stereotypical popular view is still one of dominant control by men. That does occur but research over the last ten to 15 years has highlighted the fact that women are controlling and aggressive in relationships too.’ She said scientists may have to think again about the reasons for male violence against women, which previous studies said arose from ‘patriarchal values’ in which men are motivated to seek to control women’s behaviour, using violence if necessary. She said other research also looked at men in prisons and women in refuges, rather than typical members of the public.

Victorians must speak out to tackle culture of violence against women and children

Natasha Stott Despoja

  Illustration: John Spooner. Kelly Thompson, Luke Batty, Fiona Warzywoda, Indiana and Savannah – these are names that have dominated the news in recent weeks and months. They are the names of just some of those whose lives have been violently cut short in circumstances we struggle to comprehend. The confronting nature of their deaths has generated […]

Domestic violence study ‘flawed’ say men’s health advocates

Men’s Rights Agency is a signatory to this formal complaint and wishes to thank  Men’s Health Australia for their efforts in detailing a thorough and comprehensive list of problems associated with the online survey. A link is included to the letter of complaint below.  http://www.menshealthaustralia.net/content/domestic-violence-study-flawed-say-mens-health-advocates.html A national coalition of men’s health advocates has made a […]

Male domestic violence victims need more support

Mark White, Sydney Morning Herald

When_men_become_victims_of_abuse  (pdf version) Domestic violence is more common over the Christmas break, fuelled by alcohol consumption, family tension and financial issues. A small but significant number of the victims are men.   Illustration: Jamie Smetkowski Jamie*, a minister of religion in his 60s, spent his 36-year marriage “walking on egg shells”. He’d had a very […]

Latest ABS Survey – 1 in 3 victims of domestic violence is male

Greg Andresen, One in Three website

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2013/12/11/latest-abs-personal-safety-survey-shows-one-in-three-victims.html   One in three victims of domestic violence in Australia is male, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS Personal Safety Survey 2012 collected information from men and women aged 18 years and over about their experience of violence since the age of 15. “The […]

Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?

Antonia Hoyle, UK Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2518434/Why-MEN-victims-domestic-violence-Its-Britains-remaining-taboos-abuse-men-home-rise.html Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence? It’s one of Britain’s last remaining taboos, but abuse against men in the home is on the rise More married men suffer abuse from their spouse than married womenThese days, women move more in men’s worldsThey earn and compete with as much aggression as […]


Robert Franklin Esq

Quote:  “This comprehensive review… documents the need for gender-inclusive responsiveness to this wide-ranging public health problem. In particular, there are currently few services for male victims and the high rates of violence experienced by women and men suggests a need for treatment and intervention strategies for victims of both sexes.  In other words, the roughly […]

Girls commit dating violence as often as boys, studies show

Brian Alexander NBC News

Thanks to GF for bringing this article to our attention. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/girls-commit-dating-violence-often-boys-studies-show-6C10809607 July 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM ET Girls are the perpetrators of some form of dating violence nearly as often as boys, surprising new studies show. More girls – 43 percent – than boys – 28 percent – reported committing an act of physical […]