The next essay is on partner violence against men in England & Wales. I emphasise that I have no personal experience of any form of domestic violence myself, as victim or perpetrator. It may seem odd to concentrate on such a nasty subject when surely it would be more constructive to address, say, education or health care. Well, these topics are indeed to be addressed in subsequent pages. But partner violence is of particular importance because it has been the subject of such serious, and deliberate, misinformation for the last 40 years. The truth is that women are just as guilty as men as regards perpetrating partner violence, or at least very nearly so. Why should this matter? It matters because the near universal, one-sided presentation of this issue, namely that men are invariably the perpetrators of partner violence and women invariably the victims, has been used to give credibility to the feminist theory of patriarchy. This overtly sexist and utterly false perspective on gender relations is then used to motivate the entire range of discriminations suffered increasingly by males, from discrimination against infant boys in school onwards. For this reason I have addressed this rather horrible topic first. Let no one claim that I am attempting to minimise the prevalence or seriousness of partner violence against women. I am not. What I am saying is that the prevalence and seriousness of partner violence against men is just as bad and deserves equal consideration. The disgrace to our society is that partner violence against men is air-brushed away - and this is actively encouraged (indeed, insisted upon) by feminist groups and those seeking to appease them - which, as you will see, means the whole of the establishment. So, please read,
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If you think I am deranged, here are some videos which demonstrate that my delusion is shared by others - including some informed women who have not yielded to intellectual corruption. Firstly a brief interview with the wonderful Erin Pizzey in the context of the proposal to eject people (i.e., men) accused of partner violence from the home without evidence,
And here is a long interview with Erin talking about the origins of feminism in England and her setting up of the world's first refuge for battered women in Chiswick. This is strongly recommended though rather long. As an alternative to the video there is a transcript of what was said here - it's quicker to read than to listen.
If you are ready to swallow the red pill for real then it's time for one of Karen Straughan's excellent videos. Here Karen addresses the issue of systemic gendered violence. The feminist position is that women are subject to systemic gendered violence in the form of domestic violence and that this is a manifestation of patriarchy (a theory which may be summarised simply as "men oppress women"). Karen demonstrates that, on the contrary, it is men that suffer systemic gendered violence. There are two reasons. The first is that partner violence is neither systemic nor gendered. It is not systemic because, contrary to what feminists would have you believe, the vast majority of men are not capable of violence against women or children. Nor is domestic violence gendered because men and women are victims equally often. But, as Karen observes, men are indeed subject to high levels of violence in society at large (i.e., outside the home), and in particular men are expected to die for their country when called upon to do so. (In the USA and Canada men get the vote only by signing up for the draft, but there is no such requirement for women). So, do watch the video below. (NB: MRA stands for Men's Rights Activist. The small talk lasts 1 minute 10 seconds if you want to skip it).
The plight of male victims of female partner violence is rooted in part in society's very different view of violence against men and women. This has been illustrated many times in videos of actors simulating an inter-partner dispute in public. One such is shown in the link below (filmed by the Mankind Initiative in May 2014). When it is the man being physical and agressive towards the women, by-standers will invariably intervene. People will not stand for a man being violent to a woman. They are not interested in what the back-story might be, whether the woman has perhaps done something nasty to the guy. That's irrelevant. Violence is not justified, full stop. (And I agree, by the way). But when the roles are reversed - see the difference. Note the looks on people's faces - smiles! Women in particular seem very pleased to see a man getting a roughing up by a woman. And no one intervenes. Hey, the guy must have done something to deserve it. See the double standards at work here?
The distressing thing is that even when this double standard is brought to people's attention, they don't change. This absolute intolerance of violence towards women, whilst being tolerant of violence towards men, lives deep within our psyche - men and women both. The reason, I believe, is evolutionary, but I'll not regale you with that theory now. The important thing is that it is so - and this is implicated in society's attitude towards male victims of partner violence.