Oh Dear Deidrie – Excusing Domestic Violence!

Oh Dear Deidre!

Not a political post this, but pretty relevant to how society views men.

Deidrie is the agony aunt for The Sun and today there was a problem headed ‘I Hit My Child’s Father’.

It was from a girl of 23 who hits out at her boyfriend who is 24 if he doesn’t behave how she wants – in this case he didn’t do the washing up.

Deidrie’s advice was to work out strategies to stop the violence which is fair enough but she then goes on to say “look at your boyfriend’s role in this too – why did he wind you up by not doing his share”.

OK, none of us know the ins and outs of this particular relationship but  imagine if the roles were reversed and a guy admitted he hit out at his girlfriend – can you imagine Deidrie saying  “look at your girlfriend’s role in this too – why did she wind you up by not doing her share”…. I don’t think so.

Come on Deidre, men are victims of Domestic Violence as well and as we always hear there are no excuses.

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