Thursday, May 14, 2009

Domestic violence

I'm not sure what they were actually talking about - something to do with Baby P, I think - but on this morning's BBC Breakfast there was a senior Manchester police chief who said that there were 68000 incidents of domestic violence last year - in Manchester alone.

I can't help wondering if that was more than there were across the whole of Great Britain 50 years ago. The only conclusion I can draw from that is that 50 years of feminism and progressive liberalism has made things worse for women, not better.

3 comments:

JuliaM said...

Or that the definition of 'domestic violence' has been broadened in the last 50 years...

Andy said...

Not only women suffer from domestic violence, Stan.

Stan said...

I appreciate that, Andy - but I wanted this to be a short sharp post and I couldn't have done that if I'd started going into the demographics.

I think the point stands firm - 50 years of feminism and progressive liberalism have made things worse for women - not better. And not just in respect of domestic violence, either.