The biggest myth about DV is that is always a bad thing!
One of the great myths about domestic violence (DV) is that it is a male problem, perpetrated by males, with males bearing primary responsibility to combat it. This view is often held by so-called "victim advocates," who consider women to be the primary victims not only in frequency but also in context. This is an ideological approach to domestic violence, and it is a poison, because it is infused with blame rather than a sense of responsibility to solve the problem.
In northern California -- San Francisco's Bay Area of all places -- an organization called FAVTEA is countering the ideological approach. They recognize that domestic violence is not a gender issue, but a human issue, requiring intervention by professionals who are not tainted by political dogma. The organization also recognizes that there is a growing body of research which illustrates that female perpetration of DV is far more common than conventional wisdom suggests, with reported male victimization approaching (and sometimes even exceeding) 50% in many published and peer-reviewed studies.
FAVTEA is putting on a series of seminars from December 19, 2008 until June 26, 2009. I encourage anyone who supports their efforts to donate to their partners, the CAFC, and I encourage all professionals and students in relevant professions to attend a seminar. Attendees may receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). A flier is available as a PDF, and is also displayed below.
Last edited by John Dias; 5th-February-2009 at 08:26 PM.
The biggest myth about DV is that is always a bad thing!
The biggest myths are that women are the only real victims and men are always the primary aggressors.
"Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."-Albert Schweitzer
The DV industry is based on the ridiculus assumption that folk in a relationship should never raise their voices, disagree, or get into an argument.
How dumb and control freaky!
"Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love; every brave suffering for the right; every surrender of self to something higher than self; every loyalty to an ideal; every unselfish devotion to principle; every helpfulness to humanity; every act of self-control; every fine courage of the soul, undefeated by pretense or policy, but by being, doing, and living of good for the very good’s sake—that is spirituality." -David O. McKay
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Drex and Tera -- can't you two get a room? We're trying to be mature adults here. Would anyone like to offer some actual useful information here? Volunteer to help? Comment with a commitment to spread the word on your blog? Start a blog, if you don't have one? Discuss the actual issue in a thoughtful way? That would be nice...
Nice to see a post a bout a sane and rational domestic violence organisation, rather than one run by extremist feminists.
Might be a good idea to make a list of somewhere of genuinely non- discriminatory, non man hating domestic violence organisations.
For some off reason I cant read their stuff on their site other than the front page.
Are they another family wrecking organisation?
Their front page certainly seems to indicate that they dont like the family!
Anyway, they're not a family wrecking organization, if that's what you were sincerely wondering. I've heard the directors speak in person, and their rhetoric is anything but hostile to the family. They're actually concerned about family violence and are trying to do something about it.
Why was Erin Pizzy gagged by "mainstream" womans rights narratives when sheThe organization also recognizes that there is a growing body of research which illustrates that female perpetration of DV is far more common than conventional wisdom suggests, with reported male victimization approaching (and sometimes even exceeding) 50% in many published and peer-reviewed studies.
clearly demonstrated this phenomena(look it up) several years ago?
Oh goody, Three cheers for the re-discovery team, now that there's money to be made
in discussing these "revolutionary findings" off campus in Berkeley.
Is Joe Biden expected to attend?
Is Susan Estrich expected to attend?
Will Mandy, and Dr. Schwyzer be attending this revelation by "academics", and actual practitioners of "humanities"?
Remember, it actually requires a personal investment (albeit "professionally" deductable) of some sort.
I'm sorry, maybe I didn't catch it... Did you have an actual point to make, or are you just assuming that anyone in academia is automatically a feminist ideologue? If so, I would disagree. Several academics have been shunned because of their research (revealing female DV perpetration and male DV victimization), some have had their careers sidelined, some have been threatened with violence, some have had their children threatened with violence, and some have received death threats.
"Money to be made..." By whom?
To effectively deal with "violence" in the family folk involved have to work with the family properly, not just go in and chuck folk in jail etc..
I cant access their site, must be my shitty browser or something, but if you have met the folk i am sure your reccommendation is good john. well done.
Its a sobering thought to consider that most humans are controllable by threats and violence if all else fails..
All folk who wish to combat violence must themselves totally renounce it in order to have moral credibility.
The definition of domestic violence by fembots has come back to bite them as the social engineers, finally, but mistakenly, asked men the SAME questions. Based on their defintion, almost every married person has experienced DV! Blowback is a biotch!