violence against women

Asian Grooming Gangs Were A Cover Up For Endemic Sex Abuse In The UK

Imagine if the mainstream media actually cared about sex abuse instead of using it to deflect attention away from white sex abusers. They might join the dots to give us an accurate assessment of the extent to which we are in trouble.

From releasing the most depraved of sex abusers (as though you can rehabilitate these monsters and so quickly) to the minimisation of crimes committed by people in authority, we are fighting a losing battle with coercive power.

George was sentenced for her part in the 2009 Plymouth grooming gang case.
Despite the damning evidence (see next image) this rapist was cleared of rape
If this isn’t evidence, then what is?

He’s not the only rapist with a get out of jail free card.

An honourable and disciplined man were it not for the 3000 images of toddler sex abuse.

Any decent person would balk at these comments. I don’t give a fuck if he’s polite and good at his job, he is aroused by violence against children! What a sick justice system we have, where all Asians can be held to account for a minority of perpetrators and yet white sex abusers of babies get a commendation from officials charged with upholding the law.

I wonder how this perp’s trial will go down.

Is it a condition for public office in some circles, to join a paedophile ring? There seems to be a heavy correlation between people drawn to political office and sex abuse of minors. See next image.
Faces the boot but nothing has been decided..

Like this Cambridge egghead, they’ll let him back in when everyone moves on to the next thing.

I dread to think this is happening all over the UK, where there appears to have been a resolution only for authorities to backtrack once enough time has passed.

This former Royal Ballet star obviously doesn’t have the connections you need to wriggle out of sex charges.

Nor this working class offender.

To clarify, I’m not sad they’ve been brought to justice, merely pointing out what sets these perps apart from the ones who walk away scot free

The chap below was given a 10 month jail term suspended for two years after he convinced the judge he’d suffered enough being estranged from his wife and two daughters. Must have friends in high places, with his £8 million family engineering business.

And this barrister, a 24 month community order for upskirting. A former government lawyer trusted to observe and uphold the law caught breaking it in such an appalling way, shouldn’t he have been made an example of? If he was black or brown you bet he would have been.

From lawyers to cops, the authorities are littered with men and women who violate the law with impunity. I can’t think of a worse time to be a female cop, when the MeToo movement is so prolific and yet conviction rates for sex abuse are at an all time low.

To be so brazen, so carefree, even in these times, is frankly frightening.

Sex abusers have ramped up the violence in recent years because they have witnessed the consequences i.e there are none (unless you’re Asian or in some other way marginalised as opposed to privileged).

Even more disturbing is the number of female offenders actually making the news. I’m yet to find one who isn’t white but I am actively looking.

Seems children aren’t safe anywhere. Not even in nursery.

The accused is male but most nursery staff are female and this isn’t the first time small children have been targeted in a pre school environment. Nowhere is safe until we start having a frank discussion about the profiling of sex offenders in the UK.

We need to acknowledge the entitlement that informs the actions of sex abusers and how we treat survivors. When MPs like Nigel Evans are acquitted despite testimonies from multiple victims it leaves me feeling hopeless for other victims in similar circumstances.

In a country where violence against animals is on the increase, we can only expect more violence against women and children.

You can judge a country for the way it treats its most vulnerable.

Do we have to seek our own justice? Reading this gave me a sense of peace.

Ditto this one.

Releasing sex abusers, when they cannot be rehabilitated, is like throwing a ticking time bomb into the community, it is only a matter of time before they offend again. This evil pos sexually assaulted a 5 year old girl in front of her shocked mother on the train home right after he was released.

He got 26 months for the latest assault so we’ll just have to wait and see what he does next time he’s released

We cannot trust the authorities, they have led us on a wild goose chase that has promoted violence against an ethnic group (and enabled further abuser of marginalised women and children) rather than admit the truth which is Britain is heaving with vile sex offenders, from Mountbatten to Prince Andrew and the media and political heavyweights. We can go along with this narrative and hope our own children are never targeted but there are no guarantees.

What we do now will have repercussions through history.

The P Word is racist and everyone knows it

Apparently somebody* repeatedly said the word paki on BBC Question Time last night and no one smacked her in the mouth or booted her off set. Of course what we (visibly Paki people) needed was for this to become a ‘debate’ in which white people talk over us and for us, in the manner to which they are accustomed.


Dave asks why it’s ok to say Brit and not Paki. Let’s see now Dave, did anyone ever call you a dirty Brit whilst stomping on your head? Did they ever use Brit as a prefix for the corner shop, or is it just a shop, as it is to the rest of us who do not speak in racialised terms? Is Brit a perjorative term for all White Europeans? Does it have a history steeped in racist divide and conquer? See, if there was a swastika with the word Brit next to it, it would mean something completely different to the same image with the P word.


The word Pakistan is an acronym for Punjab, Afghan, Kashmir, Indus and Sind. Stan means ‘land’. Many native Pakistanis believe it has another meaning, pak means pure, put together it becomes the land of the pure. Native Pakistanis aren’t as bothered by ‘paki’ because they haven’t had to live under the beady eye of fascistic white Britain, nor have they learnt to associate it with actual physical violence and marginalisation. Pakistanis never had the power to self determination though, not as the losers of the British empire. They have been subjugated by the west since ‘independence’, and their neighbours, with whom the conflict still rages on.

Paki reminds me of another term bastardised by white supremacist colonialists that affects me personally. If you’ve ever seen a Carry On film you’ve heard the term ‘khazi’, meaning toilet. In Pakistan there is a caste system of sorts though it is doesn’t carry as much weight or power as the Hindu one. If anything it is a legacy from a time when Hindus and Muslims lived together and adopted each others traditions. My paternal grandfather’s caste was Khazi. This meant that he was a scholar, a judge, an authority. It was only in my 30s, many years after I’d heard the label being misused so offensively that I learned my Mughal ancestors had changed their names to escape the genocide British soldiers had planned for them, forced into the mountains to escape the slaughter. They adopted the name Khazi instead of Mughal, a demotion but crucial if they were to survive. The British Army adopted the term no doubt to express their delight at taking a shit on us from a great height. This is what the British empire means to anyone not invested in its bloody violence and coercion, demoralising and degrading, brutish humiliation that has ensured generations of Pakistanis cannot hold their heads up high.


Paki, like khazi, and the N word and every other label thrown about by white supremacists to abuse others are rooted in domination and toxic masculinity. These labels have been used quite successfully to disempower and traumatise the people they are inflicted on. One word has the power to split open centuries old wounds encoded in our very DNA. Autoimmune conditions such as lupus affect people who come from nations colonised by white supremacists. It is as though the body is under such a sustained attack that it turns on itself, desperate to find the thing that is wrong and make it better. Every time a white person spits out the P word, we experience a spike in adrenalin, a fight or flight response and every last white person knows this. They KNOW IT. Raised cortisol levels eventually take their toll. People from African and Asian communities have been admonished for their health issues, being so many more times likely to suffer from heart disease and diabetes, it has been suggested we simply do not know how to look after ourselves YET racism as a cause for mental and physical disability has not been researched enough.

Next time a white person ‘debates’ their right to use racial slurs, just call them a gammon. A salty, fatty gammon with a sizeable rind. It hurts them to be associated with such a poor cut, I’m sure many of them would rather be labelled bacon but lardon might be pushing it. They have the right to play devil’s advocate, we reserve the right to compare them to their favourite cold cuts. Don’t let them derail you with claims of classism, if they would rather identify with a bresaola, let them have it. It’s all pig.

It’s no longer a time for appeasement, where we roll with the punches and earnestly seek to educate the ignorant masses on how we are all equals in God’s eyes, no, it’s time to give as good as you get. Get creative, be a petty tit for tat queen.

*The person in question was Sikh and referring to herself being abused with the p word but the point still stands, what are the BBC doing broadcasting it from anyone’s mouth? Why isn’t it being challenged? BBC question time seems to push the boundaries back when it comes to the normalisation of racial slurs and polarisation of political views. It’s interesting that they let a Sikh person express their distress at being labelled with this slur and not a Pakistani, because there are Sikhs and Hindus who are desperate to set themselves apart from ‘true pakis’ because they have rejected us and still cannot appreciate we look exactly the same to whites.

I found it interesting to see Shappi Khorsandi so affected by it because she’s not even south Asian. This awful word is used to control an entire continent but don’t forget the Arabs, and the Brazilians, and even some southern Europeans. It is a deeply racist word associated with that beige-y brown skin tone and shouldn’t be spoken on national television. Shame on the BBC. Stop paying your tv license.

**What is the BBC playing at, broadcasting a racial slur when they fired Tommy Sandhu for racism against ‘pakis’?

An Open Letter to Brendan Eich

I’m trying to understand the reasoning behind your decision to allow Joshua Conner Moon’s site MadAtTheInternet on your service, when you so graciously banned his Kiwi Farms account, after it was made plain to you that you were complicit in unlawful and violent undertakings on a site designed to bully and stalk vulnerable people.


You were made aware of the connection Joshua Conner Moon has with several terrorist attacks, in particular the NZ terrorist shooting of a mosque, an attack that was filmed by the perpetrator and subsequently hosted on Kiwi Farms, despite laws which prohibit the promotion/proliferation of terrorist materials. You were also made aware of the suicide count attributed to the bullying meted out by Joshua Conner Moon and his foot soldiers, a thing they’re proud of, convincing fragile people to end their lives, like they’re playing some sort of computer game only real people die.

Apparently a nazi’s right to free speech trumps the lives of minorities, am I correct in this assessment? Do you remember when you had me banned on Twitter for exercising my free speech? The offending tweet suggested piling trophy hunters into a cage so we could feed the animals, completely hyperbolic but enough to get me booted off. It was months old, you had to trawl through my timeline to find it because the tweets I had directed towards you wouldn’t cut it all for a suspension, so you employed a known nazi tactic where anything can be twisted to present as a threat.

It’s odd how free speech is a white privilege huh? I mean, if I wanted to use your service yet spent my days threatening violence against white people and celebrating every time one of them died, I think you’d be on top of it like a rash. I think you’d gladly hand my information over to the authorities to tackle any threat to white supremacy.


You don’t consider the victims of Kiwi Farms to be real people, with lives, and feelings, and needs for if you did you would respect our right to life and condemn those who would threaten it. I think you get some enjoyment from seeing people victimised by a white supremacist. I think you’re entirely sympathetic to his cause. You’ve been saying the right words and playing the game but occasionally you say something that sheds light on your inner workings and how this is all just a game to you.

Eich likes to maintain power at all times “play nicely or gtfo” regardless of the context.

More of a reflection on how you feel about yourself, bud.

If only it was so easy to silence us.

Eich knows what he is doing.


As I’m sure you are aware Cloudflare were forced to ban 8chan from their service recently, Matthew Prince did an about turn less than 24 hours after he said he would continue to support them despite the El Paso shooter’s connections to the forum. He continues to host Kiwi Farms because we haven’t pursued it just yet but we will. Like you he thinks doing the bare minimum to keep the investors/shareholders happy will save him but we’ll ask both of you how that’s going for you when we’re done.


To reiterate, withdraw your service from Joshua Conner Moon, whatever site he might be using. He has been excluded from many streams of revenue and relies almost solely on the funds he gets from the link you have provided. According to joint enterprise laws in the UK you can be held accountable for all the crimes committed by Moon because you could have done something to prevent it and you did not. All we need is one person who will listen, one law enforcement officer who isn’t a white supremacist and the rest will fall like dominoes.


We have the names of all your members of staff. We have the time and numbers to research each one and collate dossiers on their friends and family members. You said about me once that you didn’t understand how we were justified in doing to them what they have done to us, as though retaliation is the issue when we have never assumed to take the moral high ground, not when we are so violently compromised. I guess white supremacists of the past 500 years haven’t had much of a resistance to their bullshit and genuinely believe they are a class above the rest of, exempt from the laws that govern us all.


I was advised to publish the names of your staff with this post, because others are not so patient but I thought to remind you of what you’re dealing with first, lest you had forgotten.

We’re not here for the bantz remember, we’re fighting for our very lives.

The Dangerous Hypocrisy of White People

Whenever the news reports a surge in violent crimes committed by white people, I am compelled to share it with you, to compare and contrast with the vicious and morally bankrupt white supremacist narrative, when the truth often contradicts this.

The featured image is a comment taken from the Metro newspaper in relation to a guilty verdict in a case where the Asian victim had his ears hacked off in a machete attack and later died in hospital. The Asian ringleader was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Consider the leaps this racist made to come to this particular conclusion. Question the motive behind the Metro’s decision to allow a comment such as this, without moderation, despite its hateful and bigoted and wholly dishonest implication (as I am about to demonstrate).

(Who let this shit stain into Cambodia eh? ‘Bert’ must surely have serious concerns regarding the export of prolific child sex abusers imposing harmful British Values on foreign minors?)

Steve Loryman had been a Christian missionary, using the Christian God as a vehicle for his sick interest in children, as the Catholic Church and CofE have done for decades if not centuries.

White men are well known for their predilection for East Asian mail order brides. They also have a history of predation in the Philippines, seeking out the ‘lady boy’ culture for its “exaggerated femininity”. Gary Glitter is famously barred from the Philippines after he was found guilty of child sex abuse in Vietnam. He was kicked out of Cambodia. Interesting isn’t it, that Glitter targeted countries stereotyped for their submissiveness?

Daniel Kilbee was already serving a sentence for the rape of a toddler when he was sentenced to life for the gang rape of a teenager.

It’s not just abroad where we find evidence of the evil wrongdoings of white men, there is a decades long backlog on our own doorstep. In Kilbee’s case I’m left wondering what else he might have done and gotten away with. A baby rapist, a violent offender, one dreads to think of the crimes that led up to this extreme abuse. I don’t suppose ‘Bert’ has any suggestions on what to do about homegrown perpetrators? They were never let in, they learnt from the best, the establishment and all those other privileged sex abusers who seem to keep evading justice. To be so ignorant of the reality, or at least to give that impression, suggests something far more sinister, that this bellend has a vested interest in racist propaganda.

It’s not just sex abusers though is it? Consider the sort of shit stain that keeps a puppy farm and abuses the most innocent of creatures.

Where do you deport such a shit stain to?

Animal abuse is on the rise. There has been a concerted effort of late to paint gulls in a negative light for eg, it’s the media’s go to distraction, with tales of gulls beating up toddlers and killing Yorkshire terriers and taking off with chihuahuas, this protected species has begun the process of polarisation. Sure they’re a menace, and they shit everywhere, and snatch food right out of your hand but it’s our fault they’ve moved into cities, when we leave so much crap lying about, and erect sky scraping buildings, that look like cliffs to them. This is how propaganda works, the drip feeding of negativity, threatening, unpredictable, a threat to our way of life. You can’t deport those shit stain seagulls so I guess there’ll be a cull at some stage.

I suppose British Values, based on the information I am about to share, is the power to do what you like as a white person whilst simultaneously reminding Johnny Foreigner he can in no way do the same.

Where the fuck are you, ‘Bert’, when white people with considerable power are let off the hook off because they have feelings?

PTSD! Depression! Anxiety! All the thing we get labelled snowflakes for. But if you’re a white copper, you can DRINK AND DRIVE AND DO IT AGAIN NO DOUBT.
In what other profession could you demonstrate such lawlessness and coercive power and still be allowed to keep your funding and jobs?

Imagine there were 1000 doctors arrested in the past four years. That would be a crisis of sorts. 1000 nurses? 1000 teachers? Firemen? Paramedics? Any other profession there would be a public inquiry and perhaps a view to reform. Foreigners make up a minority of the police force so you can’t blame it on imported values, ‘Bert’.

Not when white men seem to be the exporters of sex abuse, targeting victims who’ve even less of a chance of justice.

They point fingers because it lets them off the hook. They said they were afraid of being labelled racist, and that’s why they did not do their jobs holding child rapists to account. Never met a copper who was so keen on race relations they forgot to uphold the law. Not when they’re in the papers every other week for one racist incident or another. Not when entire regions have a reputation for their white supremacist bullying of minorities.

Hampshire popo are by no means alone, my local plod are horribly racist, to which I can attest from my own run ins. I imagine ‘Bert’ is a cop lover who thinks bigotry against protected characteristics is a British Value.

When the cops say they didn’t do anything because they were afraid of being labelled racist, when we know they really don’t give a fuck, consider the fact they did nothing because they were all in it together. Child sex abusers have infiltrated every public service you can think of and had been managing the influx of reports to make it appear as though it’s a much smaller problem than it is. When that was no longer effective they ramped up the racist propaganda, so that shit stains like ‘Bert Fegg’, star Metro commenter have been emboldened to stick the boot in whenever a poc engages in criminal behaviour.

By all means, view things via your racist lens, ‘Bert’ but remember, your country is overrun by white predators, and your children are fair game to them. How long will your bigoted beliefs protect you?

Meanwhile.. OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND

America, all focused on those Mexican rapists when these monsters barely get a mention

How well do we know our husbands/boyfriends/partners?

The state of this horror show.

White people evade justice because they have the support of a racist state and media, and the structural power to claim up is down and even when it seems like we’ve finally got them, we haven’t really.

The opening of sealed files implicated dangerously powerful people in the upper echelons of the establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. Who killed Epstein, the royals or the Clintons? Will we ever know?

Beware: @TheDSGGroup is a woman hating bigot

A couple of nights ago I told a misogynist to fuck off because he said that there is no oppression in the UK, today my account has been suspended. I gave him 10 examples and he responded with misogynous fatphobia. One of his white followers immediately added me to a list ‘fugly’ and a bunch of others liked the abusive tweet.

In a week where right wing Asians have been demanding we all find the appointment of tokenistic South Asians in a racist cabinet a win for the disapora, Dick Swinging Git fulfilled his tokenistic role by denying oppression faced by the majority. I had to object.
“creatures like you”
This is what we mean when we say tokens are put in place by the white supremacist state to further oppress marginalised groups by denying their experiences. As if I’d want to ‘come together’ to talk oppression with an oppressor.

Non violent non abusive men would never speak to anyone like this, even in an argument. Not saying he would be justified if in fact I was fat, but as a slim size 8, it hits home even more, because it doesn’t matter what the reality is, gendered violence is so ingrained in society, men use fatphobia to neg us into submission. To be so casual in his attack, he wasn’t in the least bit worried that it would backfire, it’s probably served him well in the past.

Tokenistic poc have the power to flip it back and claim we are the real racists, for daring to broach the subject of oppression.

I’m Asian. I’m a genuine leftie (none of this neoliberal tory in disguise nonsense) working class, I left school at 16 yet despite this my last salary was almost 30K. I have what it takes to ‘make it’, a better grasp of English than most of the natives, I can sing, write and draw, I am hard working, diligent, and I look for solutions, I fix things or I can create new things. I have not been rewarded for my skills and abilities because I refused to step on the heads of my peers to achieve personal success.

@theDSGgroup has no such scruples, he is a small business owner who claimed to be a socialist and has amassed something like 8000 followers. He was all on board the Corbyn train until Jezza announced he would be introducing a living wage, then his principles dissipated and suddenly went full Brexit. He is everything that is wrong with Britain, the selfish attitude of someone who has only ever put his own needs first. Someone who plays the game because actually, he couldn’t bear it if people didn’t like him.

He doesn’t think I am racist but he got me suspended for racist misconduct. Can’t make it up.

When I blocked him he started hounding me from another account. Bearing in mind I have just been suspended for directing hate towards privileged right wing Asians, in a move that is entirely predictable on the part of Twitter, I was advised that harassment against me did not break the rules.

I’m done being upset by Twitter’s arbitrary rules that consistently reward bigots and disproportionately affect already marginalised people.

There is absolutely no point in my challenging this, or reacting emotionally because it will fall on deaf ears. I’m just going to make another account when I’m back from holiday and can be bothered.

In the meantime I would advise all conscientious socialist minded people raise awareness about this weasel on the left. I found I shared 5 followers with him, some of my mutuals had many more. Just give his TL a read and see for yourselves.

On the matter of oppression:

Footnote: Is it a coincidence my suspension comes on the same day Mark Field has been excused for his violence against a woman activist?

Why should good people suffer?

So is anyone going to slap the likes of Toby Young and Julia Hartley Brewer on the wrist for the violence they have incited against Symonds’ neighbours? Domestic abusers and apologists must have been chomping at the bit to teach them a lesson. Not forgetting the far right who took the Stasi bait. Always tell on perpetrators of gendered violence, it is your moral duty.

The mainstream media have focused on the political affiliations of Tom Penn and Eve Leigh (The Daily Express, The Sun etc) with every sentence they’ve spewed in outrage at the couple’s act of kindness and decency, they are culpable for the death threats that have pushed them out of their home. This is Britain, where they pretend to care about abuse but only if they can use it to make a racist point. Britain hates women, it hates people who would help women. It consistently confirms my prejudices against white men for their entitlement and toxic masculinity. They have the power to write narratives that betray the reality, meanwhile society slips further down the slope, impacting on all of our lives. I have witnessed this descent into hell, as we all have and just when we think it can’t possibly get any worse it has.

There must be repercussions for this, as there have been unjustly for Tom Penn and Eve Leigh. As a society we must stop punishing people for doing the right thing and rewarding the scheming cowards who know how to manipulate situations. I’m afraid there are more people than we know, who are willing to act the part and pretend to care about what is right and just than actually genuinely do. It only ever becomes a serious concern when they are personally targeted.

Tom and Eve should sue.

Understanding the Domestic Abuser Part 2

You’re in a relationship with a powerful man, so powerful he is in the running for prime minister. It was all a bit of a whirlwind, the foundations for your relationship are rocky, not least because of his track record as a womaniser. He left another woman to be with you. He left another woman to be with her. He might eventually do the same to you so you have to really go that extra mile to keep him interested. He might push you about a bit, but then men do don’t they? You’ve grown up in world where toxic masculinity thrives, where secrets and lies bind you together instead of pushing you apart.

The violence is escalating, he doesn’t care as much as he used to about keeping it under wraps. Who would believe you anyway? Your neighbours might even have recorded evidence of an alleged assault, a thing they were pushed to do because they feared for your life. Yet still, you can’t quite name the problem because the gravity of the situation is overwhelming, the whole world knows your name and regardless of the facts or evidence, people have already made up their minds. So you consider damage control, and stage a photo opportunity where you seem engrossed in each other and oblivious to the assessments people are making of your intimate relationship, a scene entirely reminiscent of another case of gendered domestic violence, whether purposely or inadvertently, which leads to people questioning the authenticity of a such a spectacle, so soon after the incident, which had resulted in a safe and well check by the police.

Imagine you are Carrie Symonds and the privileged world you live in turns on you. You’re the reason he might not become prime minister, if you had just listened or done what it is you were told, he’d still be in the running. The 1% maintain their power with a polished veneer we rarely see past. If we knew the truth, how domestic abuse is rampant in the upper classes, much like child sex abuse, the whole sorry facade of British stoicism and civility would dissipate, and Britain would be just as bad as those Asian and African nations it loves to point fingers at.

Having supported 100s of victims of domestic abuse, I can say for certain the one thing that made my job easier and that of other agencies involved in the process, was the goodwill and bravery of witnesses who came to the rescue. The likes of Toby Young and Telegraph and Spiked columnists shamelessly refer to these acts of kindness as somehow being akin to the Stasi, in their typically hysterical and duplicitous way. These fragile snowflakes who demanded that milkshake throwers face the full arm of the law rushed to minimise gendered domestic abuse because violence against women is just a feature of their developmentally stunted lives. Toby Young can jizz to his dead heart’s content over underage girls and promote eugenics, safe in the knowledge that nepotism will save his mediocre arse. Is that the sort of person we believe in this country?

Friends of Boris at The Torygraph have suggested that Carrie Symonds may have staged these photos after the incident. It’s more like Johnson gave her the telling to of her life and issued an ultimatum to fix it. She may well have called the photographer, and paid them, but he’s still pulling the strings. Apparently they are in love, and this goes against the stories The Left are allegedly telling themselves. I repeat: it takes 33 attempts to leave an abuser, during which time you might still love them, and hope they will change. Perhaps Carrie thinks this sharp shock to the system might affect Boris’ behaviour, to think and act more carefully, even behind closed doors. This might just make Boris even more secretive and controlling, to avoid exposure like this again.

This relationship is doomed. It may take her many years to come to grips with it and shake herself free from its grasp.

poolia

If we’re looking at ‘evidence’, Julia, let’s consider the fact that non violent, non controlling relationships don’t usually result in a visit from the police. The people who made the report had sufficient concerns for her safety and well-being, if there was no evidence of an altercation the police would have said so and reprimanded the callers. To my knowledge, this did not occur.

perp

The first response to Julia’s comment came right out of ‘the perpetrator’s guide to getting the police on side’. I can’t tell you how many times prolific perps, that is to say those who’ve had enough experience of the system to know how to play it, have said these exact words and used defensive wounds inflicted by the victim as evidence she initiated the attack. Luckily there are specialist domestic violence courts and professionals who’ve been trained to recognise these tactics, myself included (but this doesn’t help anyone when I am banned from social media).

Furthermore, we cannot advise people ignore violence if they are in the vicinity and can hear it loud and clear, ‘because it is none of their business’, that is how domestic abusers were able to run rings around the authorities as recently as the 90s. Not only that but this typically silencing behaviour is usually the purview of perpetrators. Non violent people who oppose violence do not ignore violence. This speaks to the decades of historic abuse where they all knew about it and nobody did a thing. Now we have a crisis as a nation of survivors and victims, authorities are ill equipped to deal with the fall out and senior officers of the law are even making unthinkable suggestions to let the past lie, because the present is all consuming.

There are two types of people in this world; those who abhor violence and are committed to calling it out and those who thrive on it, because it feels like home. We’re all telling on ourselves, one way or another.

DULUTH WHEELS FOR NON VIOLENCE AND POWER AND CONTROL