I cringed when I saw that Harry Crouch and the National Committee for Men had complained to the Del Mar Racetrack over “Ladies Day.” Harry and I have exchanged emails over the years; he’s liked my columns on domestic violence and other related issues. He put me on the NCFM mailing list.
And while their positions can be a little extreme (as was the women’s movement in its early days), I understand his point of view that men often are unfairly treated in terms of issues such as custody rights and treatment in domestic violence cases. I praise his efforts to counter misinformation regarding those issues, as misinformation results in bad legislation, bad jury decisions, and can ruin lives, as well as perpetuate the problems its promoters claim to be solving.
misconception of domestic violence. I conducted groups for those convicted of domestic violence for 10 years, and for several years was forced to use the “Duluth Method” of treatment, which was sexist and based in gender politics, where men were “perpetrators” and women were “victims” —- period.
It wasn’t helpful.
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