DADS condemns all forms of domestic violence, but wants to publicize the fact that every responsible study shows that women
commit at least equal violence against
men. It perpetrates the adolescent-feminist chauvinist myth of all
women as innocent victims, and men as animal brutes. It fosters the bias of courts against fatherhood, where mothers are awarded
custody 75% of the time, and mothers are issued custody grabbing restraining orders like candy, effectively excluding fathers from the lives
of their children. This type of rhetoric is thus a cause of the current
Father absence and is the number one predictor of child delinquency, drug use,
teen pregnancy, incarceration, and child suicide. These problems will
never be solved until fathers are afforded the same "rights" as mother have in the family. The feminist driven one-sided domestic violence rhetoric, which is challenged in this section, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Fathers Are Families Best Bet
"Men Also Victims of Domestic Violence"
This article from ABC News titled Beating Up on Battered
about JAMA and the absence of data on battered men.
|SHOULDN'T THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT FUND
"DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION" PROGRAMS?
Domestic Violence Links
THE HUSBAND BEATERS - New York Post
Domestic Abuse just as awful if it happens to a man, Central Maine Newspapers, Sunday, February 11, 2001
Women are more violent, says study, Independent, UK, 11-11-00
From the Oregonian, "Violence against men also deserves society's attention" 11-4-00
From the Bangor Daily News, "Battered males: A domestic abuse secret" 10-27-00
From our friends up north comes a ruling from the Alberta (Canada) Human Rights Commission which has found that family violence brochures circulated by Edmonton's Family Centre discriminate against men. Read the article titled "Brochure spread anti-male bias: panel", 6-19-00
More deadly than the male. Media hide the fact women are far likelier to kill their children than are men. 2-28-00
Robyn Blumner from the St. Petersburg Times, writes about Domestic abuse law treats men unfairly, 12-5-99
Domestic Case Arrests of Women Rise, 11-24-99
Hitting below the belt. Easy to get, hellish to deal with, restraining orders have become the ultimate weapon in domestic disputes, by Cathy Young, 10-25-99
Kathleen Parker from the Orlando Sentinal, A slap in the face of domestic violence, 9-5-99
Cathy Young writes about Domestic violence issue transcends gender debate, 8-11-99
Hillary's hate language appeared in a videotaped message that opened a
DV conference. Hillary put a big spin on the statistics of women victims compared
to men victims of DV, adding fuel to the flames of the gender war. A USA Today
article said that,
"From 1992 to 1996, 21% of violence against women was initiated
by a partner, according to a study by the Justice Department. In the same four-year
period, 2% of violence against men was from domestic situations, the study said."
Apples and oranges, what this factoid forgets to mention is that men are victims of violence at a rate of approximately 10 times the amount of women. Oops, they forgot to mention that.
Another article in the USA Today titled, "Researchers scuffle over domestic violence", 7-26-99
USA Today Weekend Edition reports on, "Another ugly cycle: Moms abusing dads", 7-23-99
From our friends up north, check out the National Post article titled, "Women emerge as aggressors in Alberta survey - 67% of women questioned say they started severe conflicts" 7-10-99
The Denver Post reports on a case of domestic violence perpetrated by a female. Charges stand against FBI agent 7-8-99
Kathleen Parker hits the nail on the head in her column titled "Men aren't the only abusers," which can also
be seen here.
New domestic violence poster?
The Mother Jones News has an article titled, "Hitting the Wall - After 20 years of domestic violence research, scientists can't avoid hard facts", May/June 99
Scientific American magazine has an article on The Hidden
Violence Against Men. June 1999
Of course women are batterers too by Kathleen Parker of the Orlando Sentinel, 4-22-99
defends theory on women abusing men 3-98
The APA Monitor details a surveys of ..."300 college students
that women appeared more likely than men to start physical altercations
with a dating partner, usually in the form of slapping, shoving or
pushing". In the article titled,
the reasons couples turn violent", it details that the
researcher was concerned about how the findings might be interpreted by
the feminist groups that had long lauded her work. These feminist groups
denounced the results as fraudulent, the same groups that support the
Violence Against Women Act II.
Read the article by Erin Pizzey titled,
DID YOU LAST BEAT YOUR WIFE?" 7-3-98
Sorting out the reasons couples turn violent. Data on violence between men and women tell only part of the story, from the APA (American Psychological Association) Monitor. April, 1998.
Press release from the University of New Hampshire titled, "UNH
Researcher Explains Why Women Physically Attach Husbands at about
the Same Rate as Men Attack Wives." Also finds society more tolerant
of women assaulting mates.3-2-98
Article published in The Journal of the American Medical
(JAMA) conerning battered men that tells of a new study that
men are victims of domestic violence as often as women. 8-97
A MUST READ - REASON Magazine has an article by Cathy
Violations", The war against spouse abuse runs
roughshod over rights and common sense. 2-98
Domestic Violence Phone Numbers
Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)
VIOLENCE FACTOIDS by Richard J.
Gelles University of Rhode Island Family Violence
The Detroit News article State
investigates claim abused man, kids denied haven, by Becky Beaupre
and Kenneth Cole
the Truth" Bad, bad men! Two reports on
how domestic violence has been manipulated to massage a
hostile and aggressive agenda. Contributions by James
Morrow, Cathy Young and Tom Zoellner.
Kathleen Parker's editorial,
"Exaggerating domestic violence". To access this article
you will have to register and then perform a search for this article,
it's worth it! 9-3-97
The Reno Gazette-Journal talks to DADS President Victor Smith about domestic violence, in an article titled, "Fathers' advocacy group spokesman: Men get little support". 8-11-97
The Detriot News has a Special Report - No Place to run
for male victims of domestic abuse: Shelters, support groups rare for
The Detroit News profiles a story called "Spotlight
on female abuser: For 13 years, he never hit her back".
A Follow up article in the Detriot News titled, "State
satisfied with way shelters serve battered men". 6-15-97, see
below for original report.
`with different gender' from the Spokesman-Review. 6-20-97
and Domestic Violence Index
The Men's Issues Page compilation of Husband
U.S. News 5/13/96: John Leo says folks are
misled about domestic violence
Los Angeles Times article about arrests of women have risen sharply since passage tougher laws.
Washington Post: More women
accused of domestic violence.
Lake Tribune article on a law suit by four men that claim that the state's
process for offering protective orders violates the civil rights of