Violence In Society Is A Male Problem!

Feb 8th, 2009 – 2 Comments

Hi Lou, As the AM640 money man, I’d like your opinion on this…. The McGuinty government brags about spending $190 Million dollars a year on its “Domestic Violence Action Plan”….which equals $1 Billion every 5 and a quarter years. The problem with the plan is that it blames men and boys for all domestic violence, […]


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It Has To Stop

It Has To Stop

Hi Lou,

As the AM640 money man, I’d like your opinion on this…. The McGuinty government brags about spending $190 Million dollars a year on its “Domestic Violence Action Plan”….which equals $1 Billion every 5 and a quarter years. The problem with the plan is that it blames men and boys for all domestic violence, abuse and bullying.  According to Sandra Pupatello (who created it) and McGuinty, girls and women are always victims and men and boys are always the perpetrators.  The McGuinty “Plan” is really a very expensive
propaganda campaign…….

McGuinty’s plan was developed with input only from women’s groups and individuals who believe that abuse is a “Male only” problem.

You will not find any mention of abusive women or girls who bully anywhere in the “Plan”.

Money well spent???? I ask you.

Rob

Hi Rob,

I have to admit that the statistics clearly indicate that violence in society is on the whole a male problem. Yes there is a small fraction of of violence that is perpetrated by women but what I learned a very long time ago is that you apply what resources you have on those issues that have the best opportunity to leverage project success.

If the mission is to reduce violence in society we have to stop violence in the home. The economic drag on society from domestic violence has never been quantified but do we really need a number to tell us that we would all be better off if we could stop violence from destroying lives?

Need We Say More

Need We Say More

I agree that we are probably not getting as much bang for the buck by spending $190M a year on an action plan .What is really needed is a set of laws that identify bad actors and puts them into programs that can evaluate the probability of rehabilitating the offender and if the probability is too low they have to be dealt with in a more severe way.

From my research 84% of domestic violence is men abusing women and children. You can advocate for resources to deal with the 16% that represents domestic violence against men but lets try to leverage the greatest good from the limited resources we have to work with.

Happy Capitalism!

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