NCFM Canadian Liaison Earl Silverman, “Female violence society’s “dirty little secret,” especially in Alberta”

August 1, 2011
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By Christopher Walsh, reporter

Calgary Beacon, July  29, 2011

Twenty years ago, a man named Earl was sitting alone in a mobile home, the oven door open, two propane tanks set on either side, when the phone rang. He wasn’t expecting the call, it just sort of came out of the blue as he readied to turn on the gas.

It was an acquaintance checking in to see how he was. It had been a tumultuous time. Forced to finally leave his wife and admit that he was the victim of female-perpetrated domestic violence was not an easy thing to do.

Not only was the issue not talked about, there were no support services to help men like Earl Silverman. He became a pariah, openly mocked and laughed at when he tried to explain his situation. Earl didn’t kill himself that day, but 20 years later, not a lot has changed.

“I’m still trying to find some services to help me deal with this experience and I can’t,” he says. “There’s nowhere I could go to talk about it. There’s an effort to ensure that the voice of male victims of domestic violence is not heard.

“They don’t want to admit that there’s a problem.”

While searching for support groups to help, Earl came to the conclusion that if the services weren’t there, he would try his best to provide them for other men. Twenty years ago, he began operating a helpline where men could call and talk to someone who understood and a couple years later, he opened the Men’s Alternative Safe House, or MASH 4077, to help men who experience female-perpetrated domestic violence…

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.calgarybeacon.com/2011/07/female-violence-societys-dirty-little-secret-especially-in-alberta/

Men’s advocate Earl Silverman, left, makes his point to Premier Ed Stelmach. Photo: Earl Silverman

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One Response to NCFM Canadian Liaison Earl Silverman, “Female violence society’s “dirty little secret,” especially in Alberta”

  1. Ray2447 on August 3, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong gender. Under domestic violence law, the wrong gender is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence. Options out of a bad relationship, that women have, are often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry as shown in "Los Misandry" at Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

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