“We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government…”
some suggestions –
Ø To ensure no legislation is introduced that discriminates unfairly against men as victims of domestic abuse or violence
Ø Take note of empirical research, adopt a non-gendered approach to domestic abuse and use evidence based interventions to help families
Ø To ensure no victim of violence and abuse is treated unequally because of their gender or the perpetrator’s gender.
Ø To ensure no victim or perpetrator of violence and abuse is treated unequally because of their gender.
Ø To ensure no person affected by violence and abuse is treated unequally because of their gender.
Ø To ensure all people afflicted by violence and abuse are treated equally regardless of their gender.
Ø To ensure all people afflicted by violence and abuse are treated fairly, justly and equally.
Men my age are all the same
They hate themselves & feel ashamed
For what they are & cannot change
Little heads filled up with lies
Raised only to apologise
For thousand-year conspiracies
In gender-studies histories
MiliFems in Wales have overstepped a boundary … and given us a wonderful opportunity to really take them to task for the denigration of, and offense to, ALL men. It seems we may have a legal challenge available to us – Sexual Discrimination Act (Provision of Goods and Services) and Gender Equality Duty. I was wondering how the EqualityAct 2010 may play out too. The Welsh Government is in the final stages of bringing forward legislation that explicitly states –
- ” … many male victims are perpetrators” (p17),
- “…..Nearly all perpetrators are men” P17), and
- “Masculinity is associated with violence in most cultures and Wales is no exception; thus, all preventative work and interventions must be designed to address men’s violent behaviour” (p17) (NOT my emphasis!)
Is it OK to include the italic emphasis in the original government document …. is that emphasis premissable in an objective goverment document?
AND … What about the HUGE EVIDENCE BASE that shows women are equal (or greater) perpetrators compared to men?