By Prof Augusto Zimmermann

RATIONALISING FEMALE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The “Domestic Violence Prevention Centre” is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland Government.

This taxpayer-funded organisation claims that violence used by women against their male partners often happens “when a woman has to defend herself against an assault in an effort to protect herself from further violence”.

It also attempts to rationalise female domestic violence as a situation when an “oppressed” woman “hits back after experiencing a long history of violence and abuse from her partner in the relationship”.

“Although she may use violence in this incidence she is not the most powerful or most dangerous person in the relationship. She may continue to fear for her safety”, says the Centre on its website.

In other words, this organisation is attempting rationalise female domestic violence. It is doing so by somehow placing all the blame on male victims of domestic violence rather than the actual female perpetrators!

Male victims often report that their complaints concerning their partners’ violent behaviour have not being taken seriously by social services that apparently believe a man can never be the sole victim of such violence.

Some have even been put at risk of further violence against themselves and their children by services contacting the abusing female partner and letting her know the man has sought help. There is even this feminist assumption that the male victim of domestic violence may actually be the primary perpetrator.

For those who still believe that women can never be the sole perpetrators of domestic violence, I would like to recommend an excellent book by Paul Kidd. It’s called “Australia’s Most Evil Women”.

According to this book, Australia has the higher percentage of female serial killers anywhere in the world. “Of the thirty-two recognised cases of serial murder in modern times in Australia, nine of the killers were woman – or around 33 per cent – with only two of those cases in tandem with a male” (p.1).

As the author points out, “women murder for a variety of reasons – the most common being the [alleged] slaying of a husband after years of abuse…” But he reminds us that only a small number cases of murder would fit this particular category. These crimes were committed by women against their own children and male partners.

These are crimes that, according to the author, “could only be classified as pure evil, as no other reason has been found for why they did it”. After all, Kidd asks rhetorically: “Who smothers four of her little children to death over a ten-year period and blames cot death? Who stabs her husband to death after sex and then skins his corpse, hangs the pelt in the doorway, then cooks his head in a pot and bakes his buttocks in the oven for the kids’ dinner?”

After reading this book you will be unable to accept the feminist narrative that domestic violence is primarily a gender issue caused by men behaving badly toward their wives and children.

In truth, women can be as violent as men and the fact that both genders may commit violent acts in the home in roughly equal numbers has been clearly established in so many studies that it requires no reiteration.

Prof Augusto Zimmermann

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