How welcome it was to read in the NZ Herald of Wednesday 23rd November 2011 an article by Family First’s Bob McCoskrie headed “Why I won’t be wearing the White Ribbon”. [Family First NZ is a registered charity with the Charities Commission].
It is of course a practice each 25th November marked by some men to show that they do not condone “men’s violence against women”, and apparently led by the Families Commission. However McCoskrie maintains that “this is a family violence issue, not a gender issue.”
I couldn’t agree more, and sent off to McCoskrie the following:-
“Congratulations on your superb article in today’s (Nov. 23rd) NZ Herald. It is a breath of fresh air after over thirty-odd years of rabid feminist propaganda.
I believe this has done nothing for the domestic violence problem and gravely defamed good family men in the process. “
For years I have endeavoured to show that feminist, anti-family women’s refuges – recipients of monstrous amounts of public money – should not be presented as the only places for such troubled women to go to for help; that there are pro-family, church-based ones also, and that women in such need should also have this choice open to them.”
Talk about the hackneyed socialist cry “a woman’s right to choose”! In this respect, sheer hypocrisy more like! “
The McCoskrie article was followed next day in the Herald by a response from Families Commissioner Carl Davidson, who opined that the former “is likely to be a lone voice” with his decision not to wear such a ribbon. Oh yes? Thankfully not all have been taken in by the ongoing ideologically driven hoopla which has surrounded the domestic violence issue for the past thirty-odd years. [Read more…]