Why do we believe such terrible things about men that can’t be true?

Femicide has been identified globally as ‘a leading a cause of premature death   for women’, but does such a dramatic statement stand up to scrutiny, asks Neil   Lyndon       Figures from the UN claim that more than one in three of all women is subjected to sexual violence Photo: Alamy   This week, in the New […]

Male victims of domestic violence: Police facebook post stirs debate on controversial issue

MATT PEARSON, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

  A Facebook post by NSW Police has sparked a passionate social media debate on an issue many suggest society — and the police themselves — sweep under the carpet. The post, written this morning, sets a typical domestic violence scene but plays with assumptions to highlight this statistic: “Last year, 1 in every 5 […]

Facebook defamation: man awarded $12.5K after estranged wife’s ‘domestic violence’ post

By Michaela Whitbourn

A woman has been ordered to pay $12,500 to her estranged husband after she defamed him on Facebook by accusing him of subjecting her to years of abuse. In the latest of a growing number of cases over defamatory comments on social media, school teacher Miro Dabrowski sued his estranged wife, Robyn Greeuw, over a December […]

Children most often killed by mothers – NZ

Otago Daily Times

Chilling New Zealand figures http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/227441/children-most-often-killed-mothers New Zealand mothers kill more children than any other group in society and men are victims of domestic violence as often as women, a police investigation has found. The Family Violence Death Review, released today by police, found mothers were responsible for 45 per cent of children killed by domestic […]

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 […]