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"Plan to warn women of violent men"

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What do you make of this?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/08/domestic-violence-government-scheme

http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Government-proposes-giving-police-power.5051784.jp

Another nail in the coffin? Superficially it looks like a good idea- surely women should be warned about men with violent pasts? But how would it work out in practise?

Interesting that Jacquie Smith said "Violence against women and girls is unacceptable in any form." According to the Scotsman article "In 2007, 142 people died in domestic attacks, including 38 men." If true, this means that just short of 1 in 4 deaths was caused by female violence on men. Whatever the figures it would be nice if she could acknowledge that sometimes women can be the perpetrators and are not universally victims.

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What do you make of this?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/08/domestic-violence-government-scheme

http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Government-proposes-giving-police-power.5051784.jp

Another nail in the coffin? Superficially it looks like a good idea- surely women should be warned about men with violent pasts? But how would it work out in practise?

Interesting that Jacquie Smith said "Violence against women and girls is unacceptable in any form." According to the Scotsman article "In 2007, 142 people died in domestic attacks, including 38 men." If true, this means that just short of 1 in 4 deaths was caused by female violence on men. Whatever the figures it would be nice if she could acknowledge that sometimes women can be the perpetrators and are not universally victims.

To be honest in a relationship the signs of violence are usually there. The only thing the 'whirlind emotions

of the romance' can affect perceptions.

What about those guys not on the register, because of the many women who do not report such abuses

with regard to tackling the problem??

One thing about the law even though it is 'gender-neutral', in many

instances it is 'pro the dis-affected of society'.

Since its mainly women who are 'murdered' because of domestic violence. I would not expect a

'female database' for women who abuse men in this instance.

Just a few thoughts.

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I don't think it would make a blind bit of difference, ("He's changed/will change because he loves me," yeah, you go on believing that sweetcheeks :D) but if they do set it up it should most certainly include female abusers as well as male. The issue of DV against men is insufficiently addressed in this country, as are the issues of same-sex abusers.

However, I would wonder how many of the male deaths were attributal to some form of self-defence on the part of the woman.

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