Q&A domestic violence program ignored male victims (Aust)

first_imgBrisbane Times 25 February 2015While the increased awareness of domestic violence issues is to be welcomed, its manipulation by those with other agendas is an entirely different matter.Monday night’s Q&A programme on the ABC was a case in point. Not only did it work hard on perpetuating stereotypes about domestic violence, but the producers also refused to accept a potential panelist because she was a woman.I have seen emails which show the producers had originally invited on the panel a man from 1in3, a group working to raise the profile of male victims of domestic violence. He was unable to go on, but well known psychologist and author on men’s health, Dr Elizabeth Celi, was suggested instead. The producers rejected her because she was a woman.More precisely, they rejected her because she was an eloquent and insightful woman who wanted to speak up for men and children who were the victims of domestic violence. You see, the problem was she didn’t fit the stereotype.Yet there was a place on the panel for my old chum, Natasha Stott Despoja, the Ambassador for Women and Girls.  That’s because her perspective on domestic violence is finely attuned to exactly those stereotypes.The sad fact is that much of the “debate” about domestic violence is not a debate at all. It has descended into a 21st century morality play in which roles are assigned according to gender. Men can have only two roles in this play: they are either the brutish perpetrators of domestic violence, or the courageous men who care for women.The voices that are drowned out are the men who are the victims of domestic violence – about one in three of all cases – and the children. Australian Institute of Criminology Statistics show that 45 per cent of children murdered by a parent are murdered by the mother, making this kind of domestic violence an equal opportunity killer.While domestic violence by men against women features large, not once has Ms Stott Despoja mentioned violence against children by women. Why is that? Because it would require admitting women are just as capable of acts of violence as men.And while one woman dies on average each week as a result of domestic violence, men are not far behind; for them it is one on average every ten days.http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/the-hermit/qa-domestic-violence-program-ignored-male-victims-20150224-13o5l0.htmllast_img read more

Tuilagi happy to be back in action

first_img “If I’d gone home it would have been the most disappointing thing (in my career). The physios and the coaches gave me seven days to make the Tests to see if my shoulder had any improvement in power. “Luckily, after a couple of days, it came back 20-25 per cent, which was an improvement, and then they just gave me another week. It feels a lot better now. “Obviously, I was gutted to come off the field in the first 20 minutes and just sitting on the bench and watching the boys. “That’s just rugby. There is not a lot you can do when you get injured but just keep your mind focused on what you want, and hopefully you will get better.” Lions team doctor James Robson described Tuilagi’s injury as “nipping a nerve in his neck,” and the Leicester star admitted it had caused him a fair amount of concern. “I’ve had a few stingers before, but not as bad as this one,” he added. “After the match, I couldn’t get any movement, and there was no power. But I’ve been doing a lot of rehab lately with the physios and the doctors, and it’s 100 per cent. I am ready to go. I have been doing a lot of contact just to test it out, and it feels fine.” Tuilagi will forge a Lions midfield partnership alongside his England colleague Brad Barritt on Tuesday as the tourists look to bounce back from last week’s loss against the Brumbies in Canberra. England centre Manu Tuilagi has revealed his sense of relief after overcoming an injury that meant an anxious spell on the British and Irish Lions sidelines. Tuilagi suffered a shoulder problem during the victory over Queensland Reds 16 days ago, the same game in which Tommy Bowe broke his hand. Bowe is on course to feature in next Saturday’s second Test against Australia, while 22-year-old Tuilagi will return to action in Tuesday’s final midweek tour fixture against Melbourne Rebels. One of Tuilagi’s trademark power-packed performances could conceivably thrust him into contention for the Lions’ Test match-day 23 at Etihad Stadium in five days’ time, but it might easily have been a different story. “The Lions doesn’t come around very often, and you’ve got to take your chances. Thank God, the shoulder healed up pretty quick,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

WWE: United States Champion AJ Styles’ Report Card, Stats, and Fandom

first_img 11 months ago Randy Orton: Rumours about WWE’s Apex Predator that came true SUBSCRIBE TO US Akhil Nambiar 11 months ago Stone Cold reveals how his recent cameo appearances have helped WWE 11 months ago WWE is back with Raw 2019: Here is a list of the best Raw wrestlers LIVE TV First Published: 19th September, 2019 07:05 IST AJ Styles has once again proven why he is the only ‘Phenomenal one’ in the WWE arena. On Sunday, he successfully defended his title as the WWE United States Champion. He won the title for the third consecutive time. Some would say that Styles is on a roll, turning every opportunity coming his way into success.AJ Styles and his fandomAJ Styles’ in-ring prowess has garnered him fans worldwide. With his confidence in the cage and adventurous aerial manoeuvres, he has gathered immense success as a WWE entertainer. Styles has fought with WWE stars like Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens since his debut at the Royal Rumble in 2016. His reputation as star brawler only gained more credibility through his victories over WWE heavyweights like John Cena and Randy Orton. Styles has headed into 17 PPVs (Pay per views) as the WWE Champion of which 13 were during his second reign.READ | WWE Is Back With Raw 2019: Here Is A List Of The Best Raw WrestlersREAD | WWE Clash Of Champions: Seth Truly Creates ‘Hell In A Cell’ For Braun AJ Styles and his feudsIn 2017, AJ Styles began a rivalry with the then champion Jinder Mahal by attacking him. Later, he defeated Mahal at  Smackdown Live held in England to win the WWE Championship title. That win helped Styles fight Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series held a few days later, which he lost.READ | Stone Cold Reveals How His Recent Cameo Appearances Have Helped WWEAnother one of his feuds was with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, to whom he had lost back-to-back matches. It led to a handicap championship match at the Royal Rumble in January 2018. Later, Styles took on Owens, Zayn, John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Baron Corbin in a six-pack challenge in March to successfully defend his championship title.He also started a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura after the latter challenged him at Wrestlemania. At the match held in April 2018, Styles defeated Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship. But after the event, Styles was attacked by Nakamura, which only furthered their feud. Styles went in to retain his title against Nakamura on three different occasions. Styles has also had feuds with Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton.READ | Randy Orton: Rumours About WWE’s Apex Predator That Came True COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US 11 months ago WWE Raw 2019: Braun Strowman v Seth Rollins; Sasha Banks v Becky Lynch 11 months ago WWE Clash of Champions: Seth Truly Creates ‘Hell In A Cell’ for Braun  Written By Last Updated: 18th September, 2019 10:15 IST WWE: United States Champion AJ Styles’ Report Card, Stats, And Fandom WWE: United States WWW champion, AJ Styles’ recently defended his title, winning the title for the third time; here’s all that you need to know about him WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more