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 […]

Dream family ends in tragedy in Canada

Quote #1: Justice Michelle Crighton had to decide if she had the intent required to be convicted of murder. Her ex-husband argued she did. Forensic computer analyst Dwayne Pilling told the court Allyson McConnell had typed into a search engine on her computer “How long does it take to drown?”, “How long does it take to die from strangulation?”, “electrocution by hair dryer in bathtub” and “How long can you go without food and water?” In a second bathroom at the home, police found a plugged-in hair dryer and another appliance in a bathtub filled with water. A rope was found hanging from a ceiling post with a chair underneath. … On April 20 last year Justice Crighton found her guilty of manslaughter, but not guilty of second-degree murder because there was enough “reasonable doubt that she had the specific intent to kill her children”.

I wonder if the judge would have had less doubt if the father had been the murderer?!!

Quote #2: Allyson McConnell’s case was reviewed by Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on Friday and, unless a late decision is made, she is expected to be on a plane to Sydney on Monday. Mr McConnell fears his ex-wife could kill again in Australia. “Will anyone there know about the murders she committed here?” he asked. “Being only 34 years old, will she start a new family and have another child in her care?”

Women: hitting your man is not cute; it’s abuse

Jennifer O'Mahony Daily Telegraph UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/9930142/Women-hitting-your-man-is-not-cute-its-abuse.html A new US survey indicates that young women are three times as likely to admit hitting their partner than men, but the normalisation of intimate violence is a disturbing trend with miserable implications for both genders, argues Jennifer O’Mahony The scene will be familiar to anyone who has sat through a Hollywood romcom-by-numbers. A […]

Wayne Flower, Herald Sun

Youth worker Les Twentyman said all-girl gangs were attacking people across Melbourne, particularly in the north and western suburbs, where girls aged 13 to 16 years were forming violent gangs.

“It’s not sugar and spice and all things nice any more,” he said.

“It’s hard-edge stuff. I saw it was an issue in the United States. Here, they’ve been rolling people coming out of the casino.”

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders

Yuri Joakimidis -7 April 2011

Maternal filicide, defined as child murder by mothers, is a problem that transcends national boundaries. Mothers who kill their children often use the defence of depression or insanity, but are all mothers who kill their children insane? The short answer is “No,” and some courts are beginning to recognise that fact as the following transcribed media accounts of recent criminal proceedings reveal:

“Donna Fitchett called the murder of her two boys her ‘greatest act of love’, but in sentencing late last year Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Curtain told her it was her ‘greatest act of betrayal’.

Really? Women bash men?

Lawrence Money, Modern Times, National Times

Talk about spoiling the party! Just as the 100th International Women’s Day dawns over a perfumed world Aussie professor Kim Halford has released a study on female violence. Women wallop men just as much as men wallop women, says the prof who claims domestic violence can often be blamed on the missus getting in a […]