White Ribbon Day

A Personal Approach to Domestic Violence

This is a theoretical situation. You are a senior cabinet minister chairing a campaign meeting and a certain anonymous party official, perhaps called “Mr B” is conferenced in by phone. During the conference call Mr B has a screaming match with the aspiring Mrs B to such an extent that your conference call cannot hear anything other than screaming.

Do you:
a. Call him afterwards and tell him to stop, and explain to him screaming matches with women is a form of domestic violence and are totally unacceptable.
b. Call him afterwards and tell him if he is going to have a screaming match do to so either before or after the conference call.
c. Turn a blind eye and accept that some men get off on screaming at their women and kicking doors down etc
d. Organise a proper screaming match between Mr B and one of your key offsiders who is known as a good screamer and start offering odds to all your mates.
e. Ask Mr B if his dogs respond to screaming as well as his women do.

White Ribbon Day & Mr B?

Who is Mr B? And will MPs from Mr B’s party wear white ribbons, collect on white ribbon day all while sheltering Mr B in their party?

Domestic violence is not just kicking a door down, screaming matches or threatening to beat the shit out of your missus. Cruel words hurt in a different way to blows, and this horrible behaviour should be stamped out. There is no place in any political party for anyone who carries on like Mr B.