|Written by Erin Pizzey||Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:56 AM|
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So finally, as you can see below, the Cabinet Office has put out a statement after 37 years of lies and denials to tell us what most of us have always known … domestic violence is not a gender issue.
The Home Office in London also has issued the following statement: “Domestic violence is defined by the Home Office as ‘any violence between current and former partners in an intimate relationship wherever the violence occurs. The violence may include physical sexual, emotional and financial abuse.’ Domestic violence occurs across society regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth and geography.”
Now will we have to wait another 37 years to dismantle the evil feminist movement that have pocketed money designed to save all victims of domestic violence?
So far I see no movement in the National Federation of Women’s Aid in Britain. There is no move to allow men to sit on the committees of the local refuges. There is no move to allow men to apply for jobs in the local refuges. Indeed they have claimed a completely discriminatory legal device to refuse men access to jobs in the refuge movement. There is no move to allow boy children over the age of twelve to join their mothers in refuges. These children are forced to go into children’s homes or foster care at one of the most terrifying moments of their lives.
The most depressing part of the Cabinet statement is the idea of a ’safe room.’ Anyone who works in the field of domestic violence knows that in the case of severe violence the only safety for the partner and the children is anywhere far away from the perpetrator’s territory. To evict a violent person from their home is tantamount to a death sentence for many victims and children. Violent people are very territorial. Even if the local English boroughs do manage to make a fortress out of one room in the house, the perpetrator will stalk outside, snatch the children from school and lie in wait for the partner. Intervention against people who often have severe personality disorders can only be taken by experts who really understand the dangers the victims and children face. The ’safe room’ suggestion is a penny pinching exercise on the part of the local boroughs. The idea is that then they can then refuse to re-house victims of domestic violence - they don’t house men anyway who are victims.
Anyway the real issue is not men and women but the real victims in all the violence - the children. Adults have choices the children have none. They are truly innocent and they are robbed of their God given right to a warm and loving family; they are robbed of the innocence of their childhood and now we know from neurobiologists, they are brain damaged from the trauma of the violence.
A few days ago a Canadian professor who has been working the field of family violence came to see me. We talked for five solid hours and did not stop even for a cup of tea. It was such a solace because all of us feel the isolation of our positions. For him it is perilous as he has to struggle for tenure. I won’t use his name because I believe Canada to be the most impervious to any change. The radical feminists were so hugely funded by Pierre Trudeau that they were able to dig deep into the Canadian establishment and to spend years setting up their employment opportunities to exclude men. Canada is a dangerous place for families and for men and boys.
Next week I am making a documentary for Iran television and even though the programme is about domestic violence towards women I will make it clear that D.V. is not a gender issue and hopefully the discussion will remain in the realms of reality.
I am confident if we all pull together and keep the faith soon, hopefully in my life time, we can look back on the last thirty seven years as the dark ages when good men and women did not do enough and evil was able to flourish.
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