Dorchester Rotarians raise cash for West Dorset Women’s Refuge

Dorset Echo: GOOD EFFORT: Rotary president Ian Dominy, Molly Rennie and former president Andy Davies GOOD EFFORT: Rotary president Ian Dominy, Molly Rennie and former president Andy Davies

DORCHESTER’S former Rotary Club president raised £4,500 for women and children in need.

Andy Davies decided to take on a sponsored coast to coast walk in celebration of his 70th birthday for the West Dorset Women’s Refuge.

The money was presented to Refuge president Molly Rennie by Rotary president Ian Dominy, who has made the service his charity of choice.

The refuge has helped more than 350 women and their children over the last 16 years.

Rotarians from a number of clubs gave the refuge a boost when they joined forces to clean and paint it.

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7:55pm Wed 11 Dec 13

David_divenghy2 says...

Just to put some perspective on things:

Male victims of Domestic violence is over 40%: (that does not count victims of violence by proxy)
http://www.theguardi
an.com/society/2010/
sep/05/men-victims-d
omestic-violence

Funding from the home office as 2011-2013 is £28 Millions.
Set aside for Male victims specifically, just £225 thousand.
(H.O document 21546

Have the Rotarian's every thought of their fellow male victims or been aware of this huge discrimination in funding?
Just to put some perspective on things: Male victims of Domestic violence is over 40%: (that does not count victims of violence by proxy) http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2010/ sep/05/men-victims-d omestic-violence Funding from the home office as 2011-2013 is £28 Millions. Set aside for Male victims specifically, just £225 thousand. (H.O document 21546 Have the Rotarian's every thought of their fellow male victims or been aware of this huge discrimination in funding? David_divenghy2

8:08pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Mike Buchanan says...

David's quite right in saying that 40% of victims of DV are men. Probably much more than 40% as under-reporting of DV by men is far commoner than non-reporting by women. Men reporting DV at a police station will generally be told to go back home. In 70% of cases of uni-directional domestic violence (the victim 'takes it', or exits the situation) the perpetrator is a woman. We know that more husbands than wives are victims of DV. 300+ studies show that women are at least as physically aggressive towards their intimate partners are men. The cohort of people with the highest levels of DV? Lesbians. So much for the decades-old feminist narrative that men are inclined to be violent, and women placid.

Figures from Mankind Initiative, a charity which supports male victims of DV, reports that there are 2,000+ places for female victims of domestic abuse in the UK, and just 15 places for heterosexual men. Might I suggest Andy Davies displays some compassion for victims of his own gender, who are clearly more in need of it?

A question for Toby Granville, Group Editor of Dorset Echo - has your paper EVER published a piece telling the truth about how men are so often the victims of DV?

Mike Buchanan

JUSTICE FOR MEN & BOYS
(and the women who love them)

http://j4mb.org.uk
David's quite right in saying that 40% of victims of DV are men. Probably much more than 40% as under-reporting of DV by men is far commoner than non-reporting by women. Men reporting DV at a police station will generally be told to go back home. In 70% of cases of uni-directional domestic violence (the victim 'takes it', or exits the situation) the perpetrator is a woman. We know that more husbands than wives are victims of DV. 300+ studies show that women are at least as physically aggressive towards their intimate partners are men. The cohort of people with the highest levels of DV? Lesbians. So much for the decades-old feminist narrative that men are inclined to be violent, and women placid. Figures from Mankind Initiative, a charity which supports male victims of DV, reports that there are 2,000+ places for female victims of domestic abuse in the UK, and just 15 places for heterosexual men. Might I suggest Andy Davies displays some compassion for victims of his own gender, who are clearly more in need of it? A question for Toby Granville, Group Editor of Dorset Echo - has your paper EVER published a piece telling the truth about how men are so often the victims of DV? Mike Buchanan JUSTICE FOR MEN & BOYS (and the women who love them) http://j4mb.org.uk Mike Buchanan

9:00pm Wed 11 Dec 13

David_divenghy2 says...

Interestingly Mr Buchanan you mention the worst domestic violence is between two women, this truth is reflected here by Erin Pizzey in an interview (excerpt)
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=9c4h5Roox
PQ

The rest of her interview is here, much of it describing the extreme bias of police in domestic violence matters against men.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=Kccm4KbQt
rU
Interestingly Mr Buchanan you mention the worst domestic violence is between two women, this truth is reflected here by Erin Pizzey in an interview (excerpt) http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=9c4h5Roox PQ The rest of her interview is here, much of it describing the extreme bias of police in domestic violence matters against men. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=Kccm4KbQt rU David_divenghy2

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