“Girlguiding is not just sleepwalking into the next sex abuse scandal. They are wilfully turning the other way and hoping for the best.” Julie Bentley the CEO of Girlguiding made this statement on 12th March 2018 in response to media reports that parents and leaders are concerned about
When I hear people say “Not All Men”. This is what I think. Not all passengers in taxi cabs are thieves, but taxi drivers put up plastic screens. Passengers don’t say “Not All Passengers”. Not all teachers are paedophiles but we check their criminal records annually. Teachers don’t say
To whomever it may concern: RE: My Gender Identity Your gender identity isn’t the same as mine. Please respect this important piece of information. It is an objective fact. Whatever yours is, I can guarantee that it isn’t the same as mine. If gender identity is now the
What is the experience of growing up as a female in a sexist society and why does it matter? Like it or not, the experience of physical violence and sexual abuse IS very different between males and females. Males are overwhelmingly the perpetrators. It’s a fact. Not every male, but
#MeToo – One woman’s lifetime in everyday sexual assaults. There have been too many to count, so these are some that stuck in my mind. There’s nothing special about me: all women suffer everyday sexual assaults, and many get it far worse. This isn’t inevitable – men can be better; plenty of men are. I try to figure out why so many men are predators, and how women are trained to put up with it. (Medium-long read, with lots of pictures.)
If nothing else, this display of transactivist violence – from sabotaging the meeting to assaulting a random feminist – provided ample proof that we’re not exaggerating. With astonishing force, the transgender movement has silenced debate & discussion across the world. What have they got to hide? And what is a TERF? (Media-rich post)
Serious, harmful and on-going domestic violence – women don’t do it too. 90% is committed by men. Some men are like that: 2 women a week in the UK are murdered by their male partners. Escaping “the dominator” takes a great deal of courage, and research shows women need safe environment where there will be no men. They won’t seek help if males are present. Exclusionary? Yes. Women’s lives are at stake. More information & advice here.
Sexual assault – some men are ‘like that’. The reasons women need space away from men, why women are wary of men seem obvious to me. As a woman, it is obvious. As someone who has worked with vulnerable women and children, it is obvious. As a rape survivor, it
David Wong describes how he, like all men, was subtly trained to view sexually assaulting women as normal and desirable.
95% of murderers are men. The vast majority of violent crimes are committed by males, rarely females. But women are killed by men, especially men in a relationship with the victim. Reporting tends to mask the real problem of male violence, but numbers don’t lie. We give an overview.
Alan Carr doubtless feels he’s being loyal to old friend Justin Lee Collins, who was convicted of domestic abuse. Very often the abuser, the person using violence or emotional abuse to batter their partner, uses friends as part of his armoury. They provide a convenient smokescreen behind which to hide the abuser’s true nature. Women’s Aid reports 2 women a week are murdered by their partners in the UK. Police receive a domestic abuse call every 30 seconds.