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The end of patriarchy

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The NSW Government has acknowledged that the feminist sociological construction that has seen domestic violence portrayed as being a patriarchal dominance behaviour that is carried out exclusively by men against women is false, according to website A Voice for Men"

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/domestic-violence-industry/patriarchy-debunked-by-nsw-govt/?fb_source=pubv1

"In a historic move reported in Australiaís Sunday Telegraph newspaper, the New South Wales[NSW] State Government and Minister Pru Goward have demonstrated integrity and courage by acknowledging the previously ignored population of male victims of domestic violence and choosing to make services available to them that were, until now, only available to women. (Sunday Telegraph (Sydney), 30 Jun 2013, p32.)

The services will include a time-limited private rental subsidy previously offered by Housing NSW to female victims and their children. Goward said the move followed evidence that around one-third of all domestic violence cases were men."

I have been unable to confirm the report to date. The online edition of The Telegraph does not carry the story.

I'm wondering why it was buried on p 32 of the print edition. Was it hoped that nobody would notice?
Posted by Antiseptic, Monday, 1 July 2013 7:05:20 AM
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Maybe the loss of votes sustained by the Gillard government as a direct result of her war against men, her gender war, has made political parties sit up and take notice.

That goes some way towards balancing this recent sad loss in NSW,

<The NSW government has decided not to replace the NSW Menís Health Plan. New South Wales was the first government in the world in 1999 to produce a menís health policy.

The Menís Health and Information Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney will cease to be funded from 30 June 2013. The future of the Menís Health Workers in the various Local Health Districts is uncertain.>

That was the decision of Jillian Skinner MP, the New South Wales Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research. It wasn't much money, but it was being put to a very good cause. What a pity that the news seems to come as a fait accompli, no consultation with those affected.
Posted by onthebeach, Monday, 1 July 2013 9:20:22 AM
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Yes indeed boys, we live in a woman's world alright.

Antiseptic, I have never seen it written anywhere that men aren't victims of domestic violence?
Women beating up men is far less common, but everyone knows it happens.

Naturally, some women will fight back during domestic violence incidents, and men will get hurt as well.
Men on men domestic violence is also commonplace as well.
Male family members fight each other, and gay couples experience domestic violence.

All these scenarios are well known, so I don't know why you go on about some sort of conspiracy against men.

If there was a large need for help for men who are victims of domestic violence, then we would have men's refuges dotted around our communities to keep them safe.

If men are victims of domestic violence, then they are as free to access help and to lay charges against their abusers as anyone else.
Posted by Suseonline, Monday, 1 July 2013 10:12:10 AM
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Suse, you're simply offensive.

OTB, I'm sure you're right. Rudd's announcement of his cabinet this morning was highly semiotically loaded, particularly his announcement of Julie Collins's new position.

He proudly announced she would be in Cabinet as Minister for Housing and Homeless, then went on to discuss his long-term interest in those topics before saying "she will also be Minister for the Status of Women". This is a very clear statement about the relative importance the new ALP Government will give to the strident voices of people like Suse.

It is also instructive that Senator Jacinta Collins will be in charge of Mental Health and Aging, two issues that have been far less prominent in the past and have been overshadowed by the relentless self-promotion of femocrats and advodemics in sociology and psychology departments who have been supported by journalists who see themselves as political players more than reporters.

There will also be a Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Homeless, Doug Cameron, who is not known for his support of privilege.

An excellent start.
Posted by Antiseptic, Monday, 1 July 2013 10:41:22 AM
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Anti,

The portfolios of for homelessness and the status of women increasing have a pertinent connection.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-30/housing-fails-to-meet-changing-face-of-homelessness/4659026

I happen to know a couple of blokes who were treated very badly by their wives....but by the same token, my own mother stuck for years with an abusive alcoholic man who had no hope of providing for us (he was always in work but vanished his income on booze and bets every Saturday followed by a filthy temper - and then he'd beat her up to get her money from part-time work)

She found it very difficult to leave him in the sixties, so we endured years of torment.
Posted by Poirot, Monday, 1 July 2013 11:01:23 AM
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Poirot, I didn't know 'vanish' was a verb.
I'd like to vanish my neighbour's dog. Any suggestions?
Posted by ybgirp, Monday, 1 July 2013 12:23:53 PM
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