Male Violence

JumpMag: Fighting Toxic Masculinity and Femininity in Childhood

Louise Pennington | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Toxic masculinity is real and it is killing us. It is killing women and children. It is also killing men. We need to start tackling men's rights extremists and toxic masculinity before we raise another generation of men who believe, like Andre Breivik and Rodger Elliot, they have the right to kill.

The War on Women: Denying Misogyny Is Gaslighting

Louise Pennington | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Men who kill choose to kill. Men who rape, assault and torture women choose to do so. Rodger's crime isn't an aberration. The video he released on YouTube is the same justification given by millions of men who choose to harm women.

Police Report Slams Response to Domestic Violence But Still Ignore Dead Women

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Karen Ingala Smith

The HMIC report blasts the police but even this report is ignoring 38 dead women and the role that the government and other state organisations have to play in ending male violence against women.

Mother Killers

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ingala Smith

When we think about women killed through male violence, most of us think of the two women a week killed by their current or former partner, yet in the last two years, 30 women in the UK have been killed by their sons, 16 women were killed in 2012, 12 in 2013 and so far two men have been charged with stabbing their mothers in 2014.

Counting Dead Women

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ingala Smith

Women are a community and our community is not safe. Our community is being killed by men - and whether we're killed by our partners or ex-partners, our sons, our muggers, our rapists; whether we're 22 or 82, whatever our race or religion or lack of religion, whether we're prostituted women, brain surgeons or shop assistants, none of us should count more than any other.

The Real Cause of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Louise Pennington | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

As a radical feminist, I believe that women's bodily autonomy is sacrosanct. As an aunt to a beautiful nephew with FASD, I worry. And, I worry because cuts to health, social services, education and legal aid will increase the number of women and children trapped in violent homes.

Unkind Cuts That Hurt Us All

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

In the past, circumcision might have made sense in highly militaristic societies as a means of disconnecting boys from their sensuality and feelings so that they can kill. But I'm not sure how useful that is in a world of drones and cyber warfare where few men will ever see battle.

Naming the Perpetrators: Male Violence Against Women and Children

Louise Pennington | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

Let's stop pretending that fatal male violence against women are isolated events; or that fatal male violence is somehow distinct from non-fatal male violence. If we truly want to eliminate male violence against women and children, then we need to start contextualising male violence within a culture that classes women as sub-human.

When Is Rape Not Rape?

Louise Pennington | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Perhaps we need to change campaigns about rape from telling women how to "protect" themselves from rape to telling men that if they can't tell the difference between a woman consenting and a woman who is being coerced or is unconscious, then they are too stupid to be having sex.

Anti-Rape Clothing for When "Things Go Wrong"

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

The development of clothing to protect women from rape seems to be this year's newest favourite rape prevention tactic running a close second to the ubiquitous "women shouldn't drink alcohol" advice.

Vaginas are Not Objects: On Nick Ross and Rape Culture

Louise Pennington | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Apparently, women are responsible for being raped for just being in possession of a vagina in public. After all, the suggestion that we hold individuals responsible for having their laptops stolen if left on the front seat of the car is the same as women making themselves vulnerable to rape by going out in public in clothes.

The Capitalist-Patriarchy Hurts Men Too Shocker

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Hyper-masculinity is damaging and destructive. It assumes that men are predisposed to violence; that men are nothing more than violent sexual predators incapable of self-control and empathy. The capitalist-patriarchy states that men are inherently violent and that nothing will ever change that.

Becoming a Radical Feminist: On Male Violence, Cultural Femicide and Sisterhood

Louise Pennington | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

The older I get, the more I believe that 'equality' is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women. Equality before the law means nothing when violence is endemic; when women are most likely to live in poverty; when no one bothers to actually enforce the existing equality legislation.

Newtown Elementary School Shooting: The Weapons of Violent Fantasy

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

I am not arguing that violent video games caused the Sandy Hook massacre - that would be absurd. Hundreds of millions of men have violent fantasies and many nourish them in an increasingly realistic and brutally violent virtual world.