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White Ribbon Day - another excuse for male bashing 

Anna Marshall - 5 December 2008

The White Ribbon Foundation, another group with a male-denigration agenda issued a media release, on 17th November quoting an extremely biased report commissioned  by the group, which sets out, along with various feminist front groups, to show that all domestic violence is perpetrated by men.

The foundation is more insidious than most such groups as it has been clever enough to find male stooges to front for it. TV host, Andrew O'Keefe is Australia's such stooge.

Typical of the tone of the report is, "One in four children had witnessed violence against their mother and half of all young people had seen her subjected to verbal, emotional or psychological abuse".

There was not one word in the media release about women subjecting men to verbal, emotional or psychological abuse, arts in which many would say, women excel in.

Like all such groups, the White Ribbon Foundation uses an inflammatory report to inveigle the government into providing taxpayer funds to entrench their position.

No self-respecting male should wear a white ribbon on the group's white ribbon day. Nor should any wife or daughter or mother with a son.

The truth about domestic violence statistics
A survey by Bruce Heady and Dorothy Scott of Melbourne University and David De Vaus of La Trobe University exposes the feminist lie that only women are victims of domestic violence. 

The survey of 1643 persons found that men are assaulted more frequently than women in domestic situations, as the tables below reveal.

Per cent assaulted by their partners in the past 12 months 1996/97. Survey of 804 men and 839 women

  % experiencing this type of assault
Type of assault Men Women

Slap, shake or scratch

5.1% 3.2%
Hit with fist or something in hand, or thrown 4.1% 2.5%
Kicked 2.1% 1.4%
Any type of assault (one or more of the above) 5.7% 3.7%

Table 4. Injury and pain due to assaults (N=1643). Australia 1996/97

  % Victims
Type of assault Men Women

Injured, needed first aid

1.8% 1.2%
Needed treatment by a doctor or nurse 1.5% 1.1%
Pain as bad as hitting thumb with a hammer, or worse 1.9% 1.9%
Called the police or other government authority 1.3% 1.7%
Now this is domestic violence
Karen Randall wanted to permanently end the on-again off-again relationship with her de facto Paul Snabel. So in one of the most extreme cases of domestic violence in Australia, she got together with three female friends and cold-bloodedly executed Mr Snabel. [Full story]
Irene Maslin, one Paul Snabel's killers.
Katherine Mary Knight
Katherine Mary Knight had sex with her de facto husband, and when he dozed off, she stabbed him to death in a frenzied attack.

Then using her skills as an abattoir worker, she carefully skins her husband, beheads him and cooks his body parts, along with some roast vegetables and prepares meals for his two children [Full story]



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