By Robert Brockway: As is well known now, White Ribbon Australia went into liquidation today. We’d known they were in dire financial straits for a while, but this has been a long time coming. In order to commemorate this joyous day, let’s take a walk down memory lane.
'Anyone watching the debate could be forgiven for thinking that male victims and female perpetrators are all but unknown.'
By Mike Buchanan: The second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill (2017-19) took place yesterday, 2 October, the final day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester – the day of Boris Johnson’s speech – when most Conservative MPs were still at the conference. Maybe the day was chosen because most of the criticisms of the bill could be expected to come from Conservative MPs. The indefatigable Philip Davies MP, however, was there. He was one of the recipients of our commentary on the Bill, which we recently provided to a number of MPs and peers, including Philip. The debate lasted nearly seven hours. Almost all the 40+ designated speakers were feminist women, with stories of female victims and male victims. The Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities uttered the following lie, a claim made by many of the MPs who spoke in the debate: