Monday, November 24, 2008

The War Against Men?

Via Protein Wisdom, the Dallas Area Regional Transit Authority is running advertisements like the one below, from The Family Place, a local domestic violence resource center:

Family Place Ads

Here's Pablo from Protein Wisdom's Pub:

These ads appear on Dallas Area Regional Transit buses. They were placed there by The Family Place, a Dallas area domestic violence group. Their logic:

We designed the campaign to reach women. Our counselors tell us over and again that when mothers realize violence in the home is hurting their children, they are motivated to seek help. Dallas Police Department statistics show that more than 90% of family violence reports involve women reporting abuse from men. Year-to-date, we have provided emergency shelter to three men, 269 women and 332 children. Thus, the campaign is focused toward women—the majority of our client base.

Read the rest...

The post notes that women were more frequently the perpertrators of domestic violence than men, and a large proportion of reported cases were instances of reciprocal violence (source).

Something to think about, anyway.

See also, Glenn Sacks, "
Protest Anti-Father DART Ads."

Related: Christina Hoff Summers, "
The War Against Boys."


Philippe Öhlund said...

Of course women usually are more evil than men.

They are weaker, and they know it, so they have to be more evil in order to get their way.

We live in a sad world.

AmPowerBlog said...

No, Philippe. I don't think women are more evil. This is really about the progressive left's culture of victimology, and how men are said to be the main perpetrators of violence, when statistics show otherwise.

Thanks for visiting!

Philippe Öhlund said...

Thanks, Donald!

I may be wrong. Perhaps I am losing my objectivity.

I just came home after visiting my lawyer, since my wife wants to divorce, which I also want now.

She is more violent than me anyway, so I believe your statistics.

AmPowerBlog said...

I'm sorry about your breakup, Philippe.

Philippe Öhlund said...

Thanks, Donald!

I am actually happy about the breakup.

My wife is never at home anyway.

But she leaves her two sons, which are 21 and 23 now, and their girlfriends, in the house.

And of course no one of them work...

All the problems are always for me.

My wife wants custody of our daughter who is seven, but of course she is always in southern France, or in Alsace, or in Switzerland, or somewhere else, and does not care for five minutes what befalls with our daughter, or that strangers have to go with her and get her from school.

My wife has not been working since 1995, I met her on New Years eve 2000, since she has a backproblem, and is categorized as 67 percent disabled. Her spine is askew.

At fall 2006 she got a heart surgery, with only 2 weeks left to live.

The surgery went fine, and I was really happy about that, but after that she has become another person.

Mentally she has changed in a terrible way.

I would like to leave for Sweden immediately, but I feel I cannot abandon our daughter.

The custody question is a real problem.

I have been married before - one month December to January 1992-1993 but my ex-wife left, in Sweden.

I have a son who is 15 years old who I never have seen.

Now it would hurt me to see my daughter unhappy.

I never had any great luck with my relations...

AmPowerBlog said...

I'm sure you're a wonderful father, Philippe.

Philippe Öhlund said...

It is very kind of you to say that, Donald!

I hope so, but there is always room for improvements I guess.

But it is true that I am very close to Noémie.

AmPowerBlog said...


Is that your daughter's name? It's beautiful.

Noemie Emery at the Weekly Standard is one of my favorite writers.

Red, White, and Blue Patriot said...

These feminist's broads need to be put in their place. Everyone knows the reason women are even on Earth is to raise children and take care of the household. In the Bible thats what it says. This is just feminist propaganda. I just can't take this sh*t anymore. I get so fed up with this hippie love everyone and everything goes, I just want choke someone out.

Sorry I got a little carried away there. It is a femenist propaganda.

Red, White, and Blue Patriot said...

Philippe and Donald I wasn't talking about your prevous comments I was talking about the article.

Lynn said...

The report that comes out of the CDC are based on what is called Common Couple Conflict. It uses the Conflict Tactics Scale which does not take into account stalking or violence/homicide that is committed after the relationship has finished (approx 25% of domestic homicides happen after the relationship has broken down with 84% of those victims being female, men are stalkers in approx 85% of cases). Common Couple Conflict happens in relationships very frequently, it usually does NOT result in homicide or serious trips to the Emergency room. The CDC report does NOT take into account sexual coercion, psychological abuse, verbal abuse such as put-downs and threats, domination tactics, financial abuse and other controlling behaviours that are the types that will lead to homicides and serious injuries requiring medical treatment. In those cases up to 95% of the perpetrators are male. Also, the report gives lip-service to 'reciprocal violence'. Let's really look at what that means. In approx 97% of cases women use violence in RESPONSE to male's violence against them. Either the violence is in direct retaliation such as self-defence, or the violence may have happened within the past 6 months, or 12 months, or as in some cases, the violence and abuse may have been perpetrated when she was a child. To compare the CDC report of Common Couple Conflict (which should come with a disclaimer BTW, about how things like domination, control and coercive tactics are not included) is not comparing apples for apples and can in fact, be taken as misleading if it's used as a defence against things such as the DART ad campaign. It is important to have the facts straight first, before using quotes from reports that centre on low-level common conflict when comparing it to the incidences of domestic homicide that result in women (and children) being murdered at a rate of 95% of being victims and 5% being perpetrators (of which some of those are in self-defence mode).

Philippe Öhlund said...

Thanks, Donald!

Yes, my daughter's name is Noémie.

I love that name too.

I never heard of Noemie Every at the Weekly Standard before, but thanks for the suggestion.

Since you say she writes well, I must absolutely check out her articles. :-)

Laura Lee - Grace Explosion said...
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Philippe Öhlund said...

Great comment, Grace! :-)

I agree that ads and television shows often promote a sort of war, or at least suspected hostility, between the sexes.

Righty64 said...

Ahh, more of the wussification of the American male! Look, I wrote about this. It is pathetic that our television "real men" are all from England, Ireland and Australia. The only real American male in movies seems to be Matthew McConaghey. But, entertainment aside, I think that this is part of an assault on what it means for us to be men. There is a balance. Of course if one is a wife/girlfriend beater, he should be in jail and given some beatings by fellow prisoners. Same, if not worse for child molestors. But, men are demonized for so much without women taking some of the responsibility. A great post. But, I am afraid we will see a LOT more of this in the next four years under our overlord, Barack!

arimom said...

The CDC report does NOT take into account sexual coercion, psychological abuse, verbal abuse such as put-downs and threats, domination tactics, financial abuse and other controlling behaviours that are the types that will lead to homicides and serious injuries requiring medical treatment. In those cases up to 95% of the perpetrators are male.

Lynn, you are exactly the problem this post addresses. You throw your information out there without an iota of cited resources to back up your claims. As for psychological and verbal abuse et al, do you honestly think women do not engage in this type of abuse equally if not more. Oh I no, it it humor because it is a staple of programs marketed to women. You are ill informed, and a sexist bigot.