The Anti-Male Bigotry of the Women's Shelter Movement
It is an article written by a knowledgeable German academic at the University of Bremen, who calls out the moral hypocrisy and anti-male bigotry of the women's shelter movement, and advocates a more inclusive, gender-sensitive approach in dealing with the problem of domestic violence.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
"According to Gerhard Amendt, Professor of Gender and Generation Research at the University of Bremen, representatives of the supposedly weaker sex are every bit as violent as their partners. The researcher concludes that women's shelters foster a devaluation of masculinity and should therefore be replaced by family counseling centers.For your convenience in distributing, and so as not to bloat the blog, I have bundled the full article into a PDF for download, HERE:
"At the very moment when the operation of women's shelters in Germany has been subjected to scientific study for the first time, the German Bundestag’s Family Affairs Committee has decided to review the question of whether women's shelters should receive funding guarantees through the German federal government. Given the political ideology of women's shelters and the ramifications of such a step, this proposal should be taken under serious review. The answers to a number of questions are still outstanding. Have the services performed in women's shelters stood the test of time? Are the shelters operated in a professional manner, and have they moved on from an ideology that views men as the perpetrators of violence and women as nonviolent? Have women’s shelters developed a professional understanding of family conflicts that enables them to extend their efforts and include all members of a violent family?"
And as a further convenience, here is the link to Professor Gerhard Amendt's website—whether you understand German or not! ;)
Well. Anybody who can't hear the appalling sexism inherent to phrases like "women's shelters", or "violence against women", is an obtuse moral thicko hardly worth talking to, and certainly not worth arguing with. But unfortunately, such people have all the power . . . and we don't!
Anyhow, I don't know if Prof. Gerhard Amendt of the University of Bremen counts himself among the "men's movement" (a subdivision of the Non-Feminist Revolution). Nor can I say if he counts himself part of the NFR at large. And I doubt if he has ever heard the term 'MRA', for that term is most likely confined to the anglosphere.
And yet pragmatically considered, in terms of pure effect, the work of Prof. Amendt (and others like him) inflicts a grievous injury upon feminism's political power base. Should the myth of "male violence" be seriously challenged at the legislative level, the feminists would be up to their ears in wild, frantic spin-control—and what sport it would be, to watch them scramble! If such a reform movement takes hold in Germany it will soon be all over continental Europe as well. And then it might jump the channel to England and gain a beachhead in the Anglosphere—which means it could finally, in the fullness of time, wash up on American shores!
The question is, how easily would such a thing jump from Continent to Anglosphere? Really, how much (cultural) resistance would the English Channel offer, so to speak?
But go now and enjoy the PDF. I offer it as a window, a glimpse into the large, though largely unheralded, happenings in mainland Europe. And trust me, things are moving over there!
Postscriptum: The following was left as a comment. I have moved it topside because it is pertinent and deserves exposure:
Oh, is he going to catch some backlash from this. He should REALLY talk to Erin Pizzey.
For those who don't know, Erin Pizzey opened the first shelter in the U.K. However, she didn't beat the Feminist drum, and insisted on services for men. She was ostracized, and to this day, on the site for the shelter she opened, her name is in no way mentioned.
Women’s shelters are incapable of providing this kind of professional intervention because of their ideology: they view a man as every woman’s enemy. For them, it is a foregone conclusion that women do not engage in violent acts. According to the ideology espoused in women’s shelters, this is always a given, and mutual talks between a woman and her partner are therefore superfluous. To this end, women are politically manipulated into a victim role and men are collectively denigrated.
This says it all. The DV/Rape industry has no actual interest in getting to the root cause of these things, as that would dry up the cash cow.
Thankfully, the general public is wising up to these things. A very good step was Marc Anglucci's success in California in winning in court to allow men into government funded shelters. That should be a mandatory requisite for any entity that gets government funding.
All the best,
E. Steven Berkimer
I should add that conditions in Europe are a bit different than what we know in the Anglosphere, and furthermore, the times they are a-changing. Prof. Amendt might not "catch it" quite so severely as we might think. Consider that pro-male sentiment in Europe is not only growing, but has attained a sophisticated organization and "reach" which we in the Anglosphere haven't got yet. They're not just a mob of angry peasants over there: they're looking more like an organized fighting force. And they're not just "on the street": they've begun to penetrate the establishment.
In other words, Prof. Amendt might have enough peer support and safety-in-numbers to weather the storm—although I don't doubt that there will be a storm.
But regardless, I believe it is better to "catch it" in a pitched battle, than to "catch it" on a daily basis under the regime of feminism—which is your lot anyway, if you are male. The former option has honor and dignity to recommend it, and points the way toward liberation. The latter points only toward deeper and deeper subjugation as time goes on—because, after all, they're not done with us yet!
Postscriptum 2: Another comment was left (by Julie), and it was a good one. So I am promoting it to topside. Hey, I just love it when other people write the blog for me! ;) Julie writes as follows:
It is not just Germany and it's not just a few countries that are fighting against the ideology feminists follow. This is a global movement and it starts among University professors. It includes those who have been in this work for decades and those who have tenure.Thank you Jules! I think we are moving toward CRITICAL CONSENSUS in many areas.
The problem comes when an army is made up and protesting for rights. This army like any other army is made up of people who are led to believe something.
As a ground person I know the majority of this army thinks somewhere in the political sphere there is balance. They don't understand nor can they fathom how radical feminism has created such a one-side-in-control machine. They are told through a carefully crafted education program that men are the enemy. But not men in general but an actual men's movement itself. They are given examples of the type of man that fits the profile of a man in the men's movement. He is a father who cares to speak up. No matter what complaint he makes for the benefit of his child, it wears an abusing tag and thus he is considered a bad man.
He is also the young male who questions. In fact he is any male who questions anything. If a man doesn't just nod as a good little boy, he is bad, he is abusive, he is racist, a wife beater and a rapist. All of these tags are given yet just one alone is needed to cross out a man's credibility.
I think the first thing all men and women need to understand is that there is no war between the sexes. I should repeat that ... "There is no war between the sexes".
The war happened in the 70's and 80's and even feminists admit they lost a generation. That means the majority of men and women are clueless to what is going on.
If ordinary people understood this and stopped taking a side between men and women all we would end up doing is passing on information as is our reality today as the information age.
Just think back to our army for feminists. They are in the dark; thinking the information they are given is correct. They don't have the time in their schedule to search for something they don't know exists. They can't know what is wrong with the information they are told when they don't know there is more than they receive out there.
What is happening is that on a global level University lecturers and researchers are building their army.
The ideological side is already in motion to counteract their proposals. It is an information war nowadays, don't forget.
What will be happening shortly and has started is a movement for the ground to receive the new information.
The ideology side already owns the information flow to the ground but the army for gender balance is starting its move to take over.
The ground (the ordinary people working in all fields) are oblivious to what is happening and they will be called upon to fight the new balanced research. They are already being prepared. And don't forget they are trained in hatred for men.
Sooooo, the new non-feminist movement needs to not only get organised but start their collection of information flowing through mainstream in preparation for the major fight that is right in front of us ... that is about to occur.
The non-feminist movement needs to lessen the feminist's army numbers. The only way to do that is to show the members of the army what is going on.
And you are spot-on when you say that the feminists only want to smear the "men's movement". This has been painfully clear to us MRA types for many years. I mean, what else can you realistically expect from a corrupt regime? They always smear the opposition—and throw them in jail too, when they get a chance! No news here, folks. . .
Indeed, smearing politically-outspoken men is the only thing they ever COULD do. It's either that, or face the truth about themselves—which is something that humans hate to do in any case, but if the feminists did such a thing, that would spell the end of feminism itself! Kaput!
I think I have already explained why "non-feminist" is such a good name to use. . .
Anyway... I would say that the NF side needs above all to "rally the troops". And how? Well. . by showing them what is going on, as you say. And also, by inspiring their Morale. . .
But, "showing them what is going on" will be a complex task because, of course, complex things are going on. . .
So I believe the task will be, to simplify the task. And I would recommend doing that by starting with a 'simplified' version of the story that will grab hold quickly in people's minds, and afterwards feeding out the complicated details little by little. . .
The people on the ground are thirsting for something—in fact, for the truth—and even if they don't YET know what that is, they can still recognize the "ring" of truth quite clearly when they hear it. It's an instinct.
So give them that ring of truth, in order to capture their hearts and minds. Well, their attention anyway. After that, they will come back for more.
Anyway, let the global lecturers build their army, but their army is not the only one. Agitators such as myself are also mustering various armies just by the force of our agitation. Ahhh . . . God bless the internet; it beats the hell out of preaching on a street corner! Oh all right, I miss the old days of penning pamphlets, but I guess blogging is the new pamphleteering . . . ;)