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Identity politics vs male on female violence

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OfficerVanHalen Sun 14-May-17 17:54:28

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OfficerVanHalen Sun 14-May-17 17:55:20

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Collidascope Mon 15-May-17 16:59:53

It is really bloody irritating. The pattern of male violence against women is already pretty much ignored by mainstream media and lawmakers and this just blurs the issue more. It just becomes a person attacking another person, and male socialization becomes irrelevant. Still, I suppose if the statistic that 98% of sex crimes are committed by men, and the fact that most rapists will never even be reported, let alone see the inside of a prison cell, hasn't caused any changes in the police and court procedures or the socialization of males, it doesn't really matter if we start misidentifying male violence as human violence. After all, either way, nothing gets done about it because the people in a position to change it are men who have greatly benefited from their male socialization, thank you very much.

OfficerVanHalen Tue 16-May-17 12:40:03

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SylviaPoe Tue 16-May-17 13:42:11

Whatever has happened here, it must be extensive, because the band have been dropped by their record label just as a new album was released, their tour musicians have refused to perform with them, and other bands have refused to perform with them.

It seems to be large numbers of allegations of rapes and sexual assaults, and grooming of minors.

DJBaggySmalls Tue 16-May-17 14:21:14

I've seen and challenged some comments on social media along the lines of 'I know we are supposed to believe victims but there's only one and I heard she has a bad rep.' Since then more victims have come forwards.

It seems to be the same old story that when some men get into a position of power they get off on it and think they are untouchable.

BMacklin Tue 16-May-17 20:05:03

I bet he wouldn't have been convicted of anything anyway as it may damage his career - the usual response I read from judges these days.

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