RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Thursday
Mar302017

Booking open NOW for screenings of the Red Pill in Sydney, Maroochydore and Adelaide. Perth and Melbourne to follow.

An impassioned plea from Bettina Arndt...

Ok, all you people who care about what is happening to men and boys in this country.

I’m spending many hours trying to organise screenings of The Red Pill – partly as a free speech issue and more importantly because I think the movie does an excellent job showing how rarely we properly address the problems in men’s lives. [It also covers the issue of male victims of family violence really well - ed.]

I URGENTLY NEED YOU TO HELP ME GET PEOPLE TO BUY TICKETS! IF NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE BOOK, THE SCREENINGS WON'T GO AHEAD.

We have two Sydney bookings now on the Fan-Force sites. Please tell everyone you know who lives in Sydney to book in.

WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL, 6:30 PM DENDY CINEMAS NEWTOWN

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-dendy-newtown-nsw/

We have managed to get Palace cinemas to back down and agree to show the movie.

Please books tickets and get your friends to do likewise. PLEASE DO SO URGENTLY, AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!

We also have another screening booked in:

Wednesday the 10th of May at 6:30pm at Hoyts Cinemas Broadway, NSW. 

https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-hoyts-broadway-nsw/ 

This is a bigger cinema and we need to sell 74 more tickets by April 27 for this one to happen.

Note we also have screenings booked in for on Fan-Force for Maroochydore Qld and Adelaide SA – and really need booking to come in quickly for those.

See here… https://fan-force.com/screenings/theredpill-event-cinemas-maroochydore-qld/ 

And also here…. https://fan-force.com/screenings/the-red-pill-wallis-cinemas-piccadilly-sa/ 

If you have friends who live in these areas please alert them to these screenings and get them to book in fast!

Note - people need to book in using a credit card but will only be charged if the screenings go ahead.

In the next few days we will have screenings planned for other places like Perth and Melbourne. I will put links to all new venues on my website.

(Note – do have a look of my new website, which finally has all my men’s issues material prominently displayed – courtesy of the wonderful Scott Korman. He’s a great bloke who knows all about websites, IT, videos, podcasts etc. He happened to contact me to make a comment about the Red Pill and ended up spending a whole week helping with the website and is now working with me to help pull together the Fan-Force screenings.)

I am about to embark on a media blitz getting everyone I can think of to try to help me get the word out in the traditional media but you have to help with social media because that is not my thing.

Cheers, Tina

Friday
Mar242017

Australian Army produces short film about domestic violence

Silence Breeds Violence.

“Silence is the Accomplice” is a short film produced by the #AustralianArmy that tells the stories of four of its members: four very brave serving soldiers and their experiences with family and domestic violence.

Their accounts are confronting, and deeply personal. The people in the film are not actors—they are people from our Army, our community. They are people we know and care about, and these are their very real experiences.

By showing this film, Army hopes to start a meaningful conversation on the topic of family and domestic violence. It is time to eradicate this behaviour from Army, and from the community as a whole.

Too often it happens behind closed doors and is never spoken about or reported. Too often victims are too ashamed or fearful to come forward.

This must change!

Join with #YourADF and #combatFDV.

Run time: Approx. 20 minutes

You can view the trailer at https://www.facebook.com/TheAustralianArmy/videos/10154819188931195/, or see the full movie on YouTube at http://goo.gl/QjCkQ5.

Friday
Mar242017

Bettina Arndt needs your help to host screenings of The Red Pill

The Red Pill is a documentary made by a well-known American filmmaker, Cassie Jaye, exposing many of the men’s issues Bettina is passionate about: domestic violence and AVOs, bias in family law, boy’s education, male suicide prevention.

When this important movie was released last year Australia became the only country to try to ban it, with screenings cancelled after protests from feminist extremists who hadn’t seen it yet claimed it promoted violence and misogyny. The only violence seen in the movie is the feminist demonstrators howling down people trying to speak about men’s lives.

Bettina is delighted to announce Australian audiences will finally be allowed to decide for themselves what the fuss is all about. She’s arranged for the movie to be available from Fan-Force which allows people anywhere in Australia to organise their own screenings of the movie.

You might rightly be reluctant to host the movie if you haven’t seen it. There is now an online site where you can rent it in Australia – Vimeo. See this link https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theredpill/199680272. Rent $6.68. You will discover the feminist activists are spreading misinformation about this excellent movie – there’s absolutely nothing offensive or misogynist in it. We are told this online access won’t affect the numbers likely to want to see the movie in a cinema.

Bettina is urgently looking for more people to host screenings in their local areas. All you need to do is choose a date and local movie theatre and then help promote the event to your friends and networks. You can host the screening under Bettina’s name if you prefer anonymity. No cost, no risk, just a little of your time. Find out more about Fan-Force and The Red Pill here: https://fan-force.com/films/theredpill/

You don’t need to appear in public at the event. You don’t need to introduce the movie. We are not encouraging people to hold audience participation Q&As after the event. We’ve had some experience of this in Sydney and the risk is silly people (women and men) can say crazy things which undermine the whole impact of the movie. It is very hard to control discussion of these difficult issues and we feel it is better to let Cassie’s movie speak for itself.

We are however putting together a leaflet which outlines how the issues raised in the movie relate to Australia – and gives people links to relevant material and organisations here, plus information about how they can become actively involved in men’s issues. Bettina is working on that and will let you know when that is available. You could just hand that out when you check people in – you will need someone to greet people at the door and sign them in.

Events are already planned for Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra but we need many more. We need to show that the gates are open – there’s nothing the feminists can do to stop this happening.

Bettina is most disappointed in the response she is receiving so far, having had so many people complain to her about the fact feminists managed to cancel some of the initial viewings. She is shocked that she is receiving more response from women than from men! She suggests it is time men stepped up and stopped simply complaining about men’s issues in Australia and actually do something. Hosting this movie is a very good way to make that point.

Please contact Bettina and let her know if you are considering hosting a screening. She’s happy to help with publicity and perhaps may be able to appear in person at the event. Email her at - bettina@bettinaarndt.com.au.

Sunday
Mar192017

DV researchers in the Netherlands looking for participants

We have been contacted by a research team from Leiden University, Netherlands, who are currently conducting a study for the department of clinical psychology. The overall aim of the project is to investigate the role of insecure attachment and emotion dysregulation in the relationship between childhood trauma and intimate partner violence. Furthermore, they will investigate this in individuals with high versus low Borderline Personality Disorder features.

They looking for participants. If you would like to take part, the link to the survey is http://bit.ly/2mB7jz9. The study has been approved by the Psychology Ethics Committee of Leiden University, number CEP17-0224/111. For further questions, feel free to contact leidenpsychresearch@gmail.com or supervisor Dr. A.D. Krause a.d.krause@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Thursday
Mar022017

1IN3 submission to Victorian Victims Support Agency re new services for male victims of family violence

The One in Three Campaign were contacted recently by the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation and asked to participate in a consultation process on providing new online resources for male victims of family violence.

You can find the Discussion Paper here and you can read One in Three's submission here.

We are hopeful that male victims of family violence in Victoria will soon have more appropriate resources and support to assist them.