To think that soaps *Corrie*, don't really help the cause-DV

(51 Posts)
sparklyjumper Wed 23-Jan-13 20:21:41

I know it's not real, not everyone watches/believes. But a lot of people do believe these storylines come from real life, are some quite damaging?

The recent Kirsty/Tyrone storyline. Ok so take a real issue, DV against men, then go totally over the top and abusive women pretends to be the victim resulting in abused man being arrested and baby being removed by SS.

A few years ago the Tracey Barlow storyline where she faked DV to kill her boyfriend because he'd cheated on her.

Isn't there always enough of a problem with women not being believed/being afraid to report? Isn't there already enough speculation and media attention on women apparently making up DV as a spiteful tactic to use their children as a weapon?

Wouldn't mind so much if there was a disclaimer at the end stating that it is purely mindless weekday drivel, but they actually claim to be raising awareness of real issues, and people actually believe this shit.

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 17-Feb-13 12:52:32

LineRunner
"Most repeat victims of DV are women."

Until extensive research is done into male victims of DV we won't know just how many men are repeat victims of DV.

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