Domestic Violence

Anti-Vax nutters in Oz compare vaccines to rape

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As if it wasn’t bad enough with the anti-vax nutters, but now they are running an ad campaign in Australia comparing vaccines to rape.

A controversial anti-vaccination group has likened vaccines that prevent disease to rape, drawing condemnation even from some its own supporters.

The Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network posted a black and white image of a woman with a man forcibly holding his hand over the woman’s mouth on its Facebook page on Thursday afternoon. ¬† Read more »

Will Wicked Campers marketing team run for National?

The Wicked Campers marketing team could make a good play for a senior governance position in the National party with their attitudes to women.

A photo of a Wicked Campers van with a slogan seemingly making fun of domestic violence has drawn outrage online.

Women’s Refuge posted the photo on its Facebook page this morning and it has since been shared dozens of times.

White Ribbon has jumped into the issue as well. ¬†¬† Read more »

“Tainted” Fisher continues the smear

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Ah yes.

The unsubstantiated question as a headline. ¬† The favourite way the media like to smear, because it isn’t a statement of fact.

I’ll give you an example or two

Have National been shielding senior people among their ranks that have name suppression for behaviour that would end their careers?

Are National hiding someone who caused the loss of money entrusted to him by trying to cover it up?

Was Russel Norman blackmailed into his resignation?

Does Andrew Little know Carmel Sepuloni’s questions to the house were to the benefit of her mother?

See?

That’s how it’s done. ¬† Read more »

Does domestic violence really rise during the holiday season?

It is claimed the world over that domestic violence rises during the holiday season, but is it true.

VICE reports that perhaps it isn’t:

As they often do, local media outlets in several states warned of a spike in domestic violence this holiday season. The phenomenon is not confined to the United States. Last January, for instance, London’s Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told the Daily Mail that an increase in domestic violence injuries in the last quarter of 2013 “could be linked to Christmas,” elaborating, “You can imagine that when people are at home more there is more opportunity for domestic situations.”

Yet despite many-a-tale about the dark side of the celebratory season marking the end of each year, interviews with advocates focused on reducing domestic violence suggest the idea that people are more likely to abuse their loved ones during the holidays is a myth.

Actually, the opposite may be true.

According to Norma Mazzei, Operations Director at the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), “We have data that supports the opposite. We do not have an increase in calls during holidays‚ÄĒin fact, sometimes it’s a little bit decreased.”

Mazzei and others close to the issue share a general consensus that domestic violence does not increase nationally over the holidays, even if it might in a handful of places at specific times.

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The National party won’t be introducing this law here

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Bullying and abusive husbands are scumbags.

The UK is bringing in a law to incarcerate these scumbags for up to 5 years.

One thing s for sure, the National party will never introduce this law here.

For them it is ok to kick in doors if you live in the leafy suburbs.

Bullying husbands who keep their wives downtrodden by banning them from having friends, hobbies and access to money could face five years in jail under a new criminal offence.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said the Government is to press ahead with a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” – which will apply equally to men and women.

The offence will outlaw behaviour which amounts to extreme psychological and emotional abuse but, crucially, stops short of violence.

It comes after the Government unveiled a ‚ÄúCinderella‚ÄĚ law earlier this year which will see parents who starve their children of love and affection being prosecuted for ‚Äúemotional cruelty‚ÄĚ.

Both proposed offences mark significant incursions by the State into what have previously been regarded as private affairs.

A Home Office spokesman said the law would be drafted carefully so it did not affect “ordinary power dynamics” in marriages and other relationships. ¬†¬† Read more »

Stop bashing your family you feral scum!

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An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members – “mostly mums” – a specialist family violence agency says.

Of about 190 men listed on family violence police incident reports in North Canterbury in a 12-month period, 23 were aged 15 to 19.

The majority, about 30 per cent, were aged between 20 and 29, and five were under 15.

Ramon York, a Rangiora-based ReachOut worker, said he had observed an “enormous increase” in family violence cases involving younger men.

“There are far more young people coming up on the [incident reports], that is young boys and girls who are acting out against their mum or their brothers and sisters . . . mums mostly.”

The elephant in the room is…. where are the fathers? ¬† Read more »

Giving the wahine the bash still a national sport for Maori

Maori women are more likely to become assault victims than other New Zealanders, police data shows.

Recorded crime victim statistics, recently released by police, showed about one in five assault victims in the last four months was a Maori woman. Yet they make up just 7 per cent of the population.

A family member, such as a partner, ex-partner, parent or sibling, was the most likely person to carry out the assault.

The figures, previously only available to police and some policy makers, show the various permutations of crime and its victims.

For Europeans, Asians and Indians, men were more likely to be assaulted than women, but for Pacific Islanders and Maori, women were more likely to be victims.

Family violence rates for Pacific Islanders were almost double those of Europeans and Asians. Maori were not far behind.

That Maori women were over-represented in crime victimhood statistics was not surprising, Victim Support chief executive Kevin Tso said.

“It’s very indicative of the stats we’ve seen and the work we actually engage in,” he said.

Trends were not always easy to determine, but the victimisation of Maori women had emerged in other research, including the recently released Glenn Inquiry.

It was something Victim Support dealt with every day.

“This topic . . . goes to the core of our New Zealand demographic and cultural issues in our society,” Tso said.

Regional figures showed race-based victimisation was widespread.

Once were Warriors.
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This makes me angry

My opponents have successfully created a number of public perceptions about me. ¬† One of them is that I laugh at dead babies. ¬† Apart from showing what lengths my opponents will go through to undermine my reputation, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

This story, from Marty Sharpe, has got me seething with anger.

A computer gaming addict has admitted causing grievous injuries to his baby son while downloading and playing a game.

When the 5-week-old boy was taken to hospital, it was found he had 13 fractures to his ribs, and fractures to his skull, pelvis, both arms and legs, and a lacerated spleen.

Devon Bird, 21, was woken by his partner in their Waipukurau home at 6.30am on November 1 last year. She had been up with their newborn son for much of the night, and asked Bird to care for him while she slept. The baby was asleep in a bassinet.

Phone records showed that Bird – who, according to a summary of facts, describes himself as a “game freak” – downloaded a game called The Walking Dead shortly before 7am. Text messages he sent showed he texted a friend about his performance in the game about 7.30am.

At 10am he rang his mother-in-law and asked her to care for the baby while he went to class. The woman immediately noticed bruising beneath both the baby’s eyes and on the bridge of his nose, and pink spots on his cheeks.

Fearing he might have meningitis, she rang Healthline, which advised her to take him to a doctor.

The doctor suspected meningitis or septicaemia, and an ambulance took the baby to Hawke’s Bay Hospital. He was later flown to the intensive care unit at Starship hospital.

So far so good. ¬†Then things started to cave in. ¬†And the lies kept on coming. ¬† Read more »

Deja Vu…all over again

That tweet reminded me of this:

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Labour’s war on cops continues

According to Labour, the cops are liars.

Police were under government orders to “minimise” the number of domestic violence charges they lay to make crime statistics look good, Labour MP Andrew Little claimed yesterday.

But the claim has been strongly denied by both police bosses and the Government.

Family violence figures released yesterday by the University of Auckland’s Family Violence Clearinghouse show police charges for domestic violence offences dropped by up to 29 per cent from 2009/10 to last year.

And for the same period, the number of offences recorded by police fell by nearly 10,000.

But the number of investigations into family violence grew from 86,800 in 2010 to 95,100 incidents last year.

Little, a list MP and New Plymouth’s Labour Party candidate, said he believed the drop in family violence charges was due to the Government putting direct pressure on police to lower the crime statistics.

“What I have been told authoritatively is that front line police have been told to minimise the number of charges they lay.

“That is not just family violence but across the board. I’m told it’s not just domestic violence, it’s all forms of offending.

“I think that a combination of that and using police safety orders is what is showing up in the reduced number of charges in relation to domestic violence,” Little said.

Just when you think they can’t get any more desperate, Labour resurrect their hate campaign against frontline police.¬† Read more »