RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

This page contains a selection of recent news articles and commentary about male victims of violence and abuse plus related issues. These articles are presented as a community service, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the One in Three Campaign.

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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.

Saturday
Feb182017

TV program on domestic violence in regional Australia looking to interview male victims

We have been contacted by the producers of a one-hour programme examining domestic violence in regional Australia - part of a series examining social issues in regional areas.

Part of the reason for doing these programmes is to explore issues specifically outside of the metro cities and to give a voice to people affected who may not necessarily be heard via other media outlets.

For this programme on domestic violence they are particularly keen to hear from men who are affected by this issue.

They are looking for 2 case studies:

1. A male victim who has been subjected to physical violence at the hands of a wife/defacto/intimate partner. Ideally that would have some photographic/video record of the abuse, police reports etc to accompany their story.

2. A male victim who has suffered non-physical abuse. Online harassment, bullying, emotional intimidation, financial pressure or threats involving their children.

The producers are happy for men to take part either 'on the record' or anonymously.

If you would be interested in being interviewed for the project, or you know of someone who might be, please let us know.

Many thanks!

Friday
Jan272017

ABC Radio Brisbane confirms one male is a victim of domestic homicide every 10 days

In a recent ABC Radio interview with Robert Brockway from Men's Rights Brisbane, the statistic that "one male is a victim of domestic homicide every 10 days" was challenged by the ABC presenter and by a number of listeners. In a rare piece of honesty and transparency, the ABC then contacted the Australian Institute of Criminology and an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Bond University who verified that the statistic was indeed correct. This radio segment has been edited to include only the relevant portions of it.

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