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By Erin Pizzey

All through historical past there have constantly been teams looking to flip the powers of presidency to their very own virtue. this present day, one usually hired approach is to say sufferer prestige for contributors of a gaggle, after which insist on "rights" to be assured through the nation. even though those "rights" are higher understood as legally sanctioned privileges that have extra in universal with the preferments provided by way of pre-democracy monarchs to their favourites. The individuals to this ebook ask if ladies are particularly "victims" of a male conspiracy within the place of work and the house, as a few feminist critics have claimed. Shackleton and Urwin argue that distinction in regular profits among women and men can be as a result of different components, reminiscent of marital prestige, and that, in a few very important methods, the labour industry this day is far more durable for males than it truly is for girls. Erin Pizzey, the founding father of the 1st shelter for ladies and kids who have been sufferers of household violence, describes the way her status within the foreign feminist flow declined while she started to indicate that males, in addition to ladies, might be sufferers of such violence. those essays reveal that the gang animosity inspired via the recent "victicrats" can by no means be in keeping with an equitable social order. "Single ladies earn up to equally certified unmarried males, in keeping with learn that questions a few of the assumptions in the back of alleged intercourse inequality at work." The day-by-day Telegraph

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I have seen our own government concur with a television advertisement on Scottish television in which children were advised to ring a telephone number should their fathers shout at their mothers. I had 28 WOMEN AND MEN–WHO ARE THE VICTIMS? a very early memory of a small girl of my own age who also lived in China during the time of the communist take-over, denouncing her father who was taken from the family and tortured for seven years. I watched as ‘consciousnessraising groups’, which again reminded me of Mao’s teachings, spread like a rash over the Western world, designed to brain-wash women into believing that their husbands were the enemy and must be eradicated from the family.

The Beginning Of The Women’s Refuge Movement —And Its Capture I left to open a small community centre for women and their children where I would try to realise my vision of lessening the isolation found in the Western world due to the breaking down of the extended family. For many months this little community centre for women and their children attracted all sorts of women eager to have a place where they could use their abilities and entertain their children. Very soon women who avoided the statutory services came to us and we befriended them.

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