I visited this website recently for some research into an article I was writing. I was interested to know how these ‘charities’ market themselves to people.
These days I tend to view these organisations more like corporations. Nothing particularly noble about them. They exist, they get money, they need more victims so they can ask for more money, because dwindling victims means less money. Simple really.
Now you would think Women’s Aid would cater to women, fair enough, every bloody organisation in the country caters to the poor victimised little helpless things. It goes one better though, it’s tag line is ‘until women and children are safe’. You see, women and children are seen as one, inseparable unit, men are superfluous. Man is a evil brute lurking in the shadows outside of the house with the poor woman inside trying to protect HER child from HIM.
We all know the standard politically correct myth.
That tag line also, by exclusion, presents a subtle statement regarding men. Men don’t need to be made safe because obviously ‘they’re not in danger as they’re the ones committing all the ‘violence’.
Remember men and women are victims in equal amounts. Keep that in mind always. Because this site chooses to represent one half (or less) of the victims. Not only that, but it markets itself in a way which presumes men are very rarely victims.
Lets quickly look at the page titled ‘About Domestic Violence‘.
They call female victims of domestic violence ‘survivors’. They don’t call male victims anything because, well, they’re irrelevant. I could be wrong but Continue reading