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DV death – Ballina

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It was a shocking start to 2023. I don’t understand why men are so angry and take their anger out on intimate partners or children. I don’t understand why AVOs betray victims. I don’t understand why the system fails to support people at risk of family violence.

I wish the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond every success in achieving a positive outcome for their core mission to halt family violence.

Meg Pickup, Ballina


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5 COMMENTS

  1. The answers to your questions are well known, the idealistic simply don’t like the answers.
    The brave new world the cultural marxists have tried to construct since WWII is incompatible with human existence. We used to live certain ways with good reasons that can’t be wished away. These results happen every time we have tried these decadent cultural policies dating all the way back to Babylon. No one likes it – no one can change it.

    • What sweeping, unexamined and simplistic analysis.

      Given that this case has not had its day in court maybe we should be all wary of making assumptions about exactly what occurred and the guilt or innocence of the individuals involved. Despite what DH has told us. Speaking generally though, are you suggesting that DV didn’t exist before WW2? Or only in certain “decadent” periods of history.

      If some individuals used to power and privilege don’t like this threatened and don’t want to share it around a little more, are you suggesting we should be simply prepared to accept the manifestations of their anger.

      Child labour and slavery were once generally accepted (and in places still exist). Did we live with these once for good reason and was their abolition also part of a “cultural Marxism” you you fear?

      • What you call ‘power and privilege’ was actually responsibility. If you take on that responsibility for yourself, you have not the right to blame others when you make the wrong decisions. And absolutely no right to demand raw power, or to repress others, simply to make up for your lack of equivalence.

  2. You say you don’t understand why men are so angry and take it out on their intimate partner s and children.
    What sexist nonsense to anyone with half a brain.
    This type of hatred towards the opposite sex feeds the divisions and distrust and these hateful attitudes towards all men are part of tge problem. By tge way their are a lot of angry women who take it out on their intimate partners and children with emotional abuse over many years that is a primary well established causal factor in many male suicides.
    All forms of violence towards partners of any gender are unacceptable. But the deaths of men from suicide after years of emotional abuse from a partner are the silent figures that never get mentioned.
    If you demonise all men because of the actions of a minority you are part of the problem.

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