Tag: domestic violence

Why The Depp vs Heard Case Mattered

Commentary The mainstream media is working overtime to play down the Depp v Heard court case, dismissing it as a tawdry celebrity circus and attributing the massive public interest to sinister efforts by Johnny Depp fans to support their star and a win for yet another powerful man. But there are really significant issues at…


Justice for Johnny: Men Can Be Victims, Too

Commentary Johnny Depp’s victory is an important day for men around the world, especially those who are victims of domestic abuse. Contrary to popular belief, men can be victims, too. In “Platform,” a highly-provocative novel published 20 years ago, the author Michel Houellebecq put forward a rather provocative theory. As women become more accomplished, entering…


UK Domestic Abusers Could Get 5 Years in Jail for Trying to Strangle Partners

Men who strangle their wives or girlfriends without killing them could go to jail for up to five years after new domestic abuse legislation came into force in England and Wales on Tuesday. The offence of non-fatal strangulation was drawn up after the Ministry of Justice listened to domestic violence survivors who said they were…


The Politicisation of Domestic Violence in Australia

Commentary While domestic violence against women is constantly mentioned by Australian politicians and duly highlighted by the national media, violence against men in this country is rarely reported and largely ignored by everyone. There is a constant pressure to phrase this issue only as a “male problem,” thus placing all the blame for such violence…


Coalition Promises $20 Million in GPS Tracking for Domestic Violence Offenders

The Coalition has invested $150 million (US$110 million) in a range of measures to prevent domestic and sexual violence, including a $20 million fund for electronic monitoring of high-risk family violence perpetrators. The package includes $54.6 million to keep up to 30,000 victim-survivors safe in their homes through security assessments, as well as $26.6 million for online safety…


Los Angeles Supports Bill to Incorporate Women’s Needs in Homeless Response

LOS ANGELES—A resolution in support of a California Senate bill aimed at incorporating the needs of domestic violence victims and unaccompanied women into homelessness planning was passed by the Los Angeles City Council on April 5. “Domestic violence is one of the leading drivers of women’s homelessness, with approximately 57 percent of women reporting domestic…


Western Australian Government to Consult Community on Tackling Coercive Control

The Western Australian (WA) government is inviting Western Australians to share their views on whether specific laws should be introduced to combat coercive control in relationships. According to a release on Tuesday, the WA criminal justice system already recognises and responds to coercive control in various ways, but the government will consult victim-survivors, legal and…


Sacramento Schools Attended by 3 Sisters Killed by Father Offer Support

By Sam Stanton From The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The three girls killed by their father Monday night in an apparent domestic violence incident at a Sacramento-area church were students at the Natomas Unified School District, which issued a statement Tuesday offering counseling and support. The girls, ages 9, 10, and 13, were not identified by…


New Hampshire Family Courts Likened to the Mafia

New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die state where residents from surrounding states flock to take advantage of tax-free shopping, has long lived in the national spotlight as the first state in the presidential primaries. But court reform advocates here say the New England state is deserving of another spotlight, one that casts a negative…


Adrian Peterson Arrested at LAX For Alleged Domestic Violence

LOS ANGELES—Adrian Peterson, former NFL MVP and current free agent, was arrested Feb. 13 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after an alleged domestic violence incident on board a jet. The incident prompted a departing flight to return to LAX, according to ABC7 News. About 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles Airport police responded to the plane…