June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006: For men ... a must read

Domestic violence isn't one-sided -- Every male will want to read this one. Don Dutton, National Post, June 14, 2006
http://
www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/
story.html?id=2e012098-a2f8-44a6-ad48-90756f74f64a

Don Dutton is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Rethinking Domestic Violence.

[....] Unfortunately, such gender bias in the law-enforcement system and beyond is typical, not exceptional. A double standard for men and women, applied in cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) -- as well as in family law, including spousal support and child custody cases -- has become commonplace in most Western societies over the last 25 years. And in spite of a widening stream of incontrovertible statistical evidence to the contrary, the myth persists that it is women, and only women, who are the victims of IPV.


It's about time somebody noticed ...

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