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  • Why the Daily Mail deserves to be hated on

    by Sunny
    5th August, 2009 at 3:46 pm    

    At least we know why the Daily Mail hates Harriet Harman - its editors hate all women. Here’s a genuine line from their latest story that ‘Lessons about wife-beating at five: In the week Harriet Harman takes charge, yet another feminist initiative‘.

    James Slack, the rubbish-producing ‘journalist’ who loves writing up scare-stories about immigrants, and previously echoed BNP talking points when he implied that British born children of immigrants should not be regarded as British, has written up this story.

    In the caption for the second picture it says: “Feminist agenda: Under controversial plans, schoolboys will be taught not to beat their partners or any other female” — really controversial that! Those dastardly feminists and their evil plans to stop domestic violence? Who will think of the poor men!??

    Hannah: Teaching children that domestic violence is bad is…bad?
    Daily Quail: Now PC Harman wants to ban wife beating

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    1. Simon — on 5th August, 2009 at 3:58 pm  

      Whilst M on F domestic violence is a serious issue, it would be folly to ignore the fact that F on M violence is also an important matter.

      The fact that society is so broken that schools have to teach the idea that it is wrong to use violence against another person is a damning indictment of where we are.

      The impression that violence is all one way is something that should be corrected. Men attack women, women attack men, men attack men, women attack women. It is not a matter that all men bad, all women good.

      This feeds into the victim mentality that can reinforce low self-esteem.

      If things are so bad that we have to actively teach that hitting people is wrong - then so be it. But it has to be done in the wider context - not just the way it is often presented.

    2. Ed Gerstner — on 5th August, 2009 at 4:13 pm  

      Piffle! The majority of domestic violence is perpetrated by men against women and men against children. That you can find a handful of cases where this isn’t the case smacks to me as bleeding-heart conservatism.

      Children should be taught that domestic violence is wrong. Always wrong. Explicitly, unequivocally and early on. Full-stop.

    3. Hannah — on 5th August, 2009 at 4:29 pm  

      This has made me despair all day to be honest. I appreciate that tackling certain issues as part of PSHE are difficult but the whole article seems to present domestic violence as some sort of joke, right down to putting ‘wife beating’ in inverted commas and suggesting that it’s somehow part of an evil feminist conspiracy. Disgusting.

    4. Don — on 5th August, 2009 at 4:40 pm  

      The first few comments don’t seem to have even taken on board the subject, just automatic Harman hating and bile. What an odious toad Slack is.

    5. Chris Baldwin — on 5th August, 2009 at 4:47 pm  

      God bless Harriet Harman, certainly one of the more worthwhile cabinet ministers.

    6. Naadir Jeewa — on 5th August, 2009 at 5:28 pm  

      I believe it is NUS Mature Conference policy to publicly burn copies of the Daily Mail.

    7. Amrit — on 5th August, 2009 at 6:12 pm  

      Somehow, the Mail hits yet another ‘new’ low…

    8. Red Rag — on 5th August, 2009 at 6:54 pm  

      The Mail is a daily example of views of the people that will be in the corridors of power if Cameron becomes PM.

      With regards them depicting teaching boys not to beat up girls as some kind of feminist agenda….are you really surprised, we are talking the Mail here.

    9. Don — on 5th August, 2009 at 6:56 pm  

      Very cavalier attitude towards stats, too,

      This is despite evidence showing that boys and young men are more than twice as likely to fall victim to violence, and that young women are becoming increasingly aggressive.

      Both are true - young men are more likely than anyone to become involved in violence in any capacity and there has been an increase in violence by young women. But that has no relevance to the proposed initiative to reduce domestic violence, nor are these young men, for the most part, being victimised by women.


      And 18% is not ‘almost a quarter’.

    10. Ravi Naik — on 6th August, 2009 at 10:57 am  

      The irony is that if an Islamist said it is “controversial” to teach women that being beaten is not acceptable, there would be an outcry by the same people who are now saying that.

    11. asad — on 6th August, 2009 at 11:04 am  

      Ravi Naik

      The irony is that if an Islamist said it is “controversial” to teach women that being beaten is not acceptable, there would be an outcry by the same people who are now saying that.

      The Daily Heil is famous for this hypocrisy. I recall them doing a front page article about the evil Iranian regime hanging drug dealers. Of course inside the pages was condemntaion of some judges for being soft on dealers in the UK. Its like their xenophobia and prejudice trumps what they believe is right every time

    12. Kulvinder — on 6th August, 2009 at 12:25 pm  

      The comments on the dm site are far more worrying and idiotic than the article. Its one thing them writting something thats bullshit; when their readers fall over themselves to agree, we’re in trouble.

    13. Katy Newton — on 7th August, 2009 at 12:55 pm  

      I can’t even be surprised, frankly. The Daily Mail hates women. And human rights, apparently.

    14. A Councillor Writes — on 7th August, 2009 at 1:07 pm  

      I have a “Hated by the Daily Mail” badge but the mail comments boards go even above and beyond the mail.

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