Posted in March 2015

More excuses for male violence

More excuses for male violence

Just when you thought you had heard all the excuses for male violence, out come even bigger whoppers. This post was going to be titled: “Messy House—It’s siege o’clock”. So the situation today: A 28-year-old male took two boys hostage (aged one and three), presumably they are his sons. He also has a pregnant wife. … Continue reading

Is this some kind of sick joke?

Is this some kind of sick joke?

Last year I reported on the closure of Elsie, Australia’s first domestic violence shelter, under the NSW Government’s “Going Home, Staying Home” homelessness ‘initiative’. Most of the women-run services were closed, and services generally went into the hands of larger religious organisations. Two items hit my newsfeed today. Firstly, the very same state Liberal government … Continue reading

What is the real toll?

What is the real toll?

Since the beginning of 2015, the number of women killed at the hands of males known to them (ie ‘domestic violence’) has hit the unprecedented all time high of “two per week”. The normally quoted statistic is “one woman per week killed by male partner or ex-partner”—of course, this was rounding down, as the generally … Continue reading