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    "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    Ho ho

    It's not often I laugh at a developing Police state but check this out

    Forcing your spouse to wear particular clothes, deciding which friends they can see and ‘excessive jealousy’ could become crimes as part of changes to domestic violence laws, it emerged last night.

    It follows a campaign from women’s groups who say there is too much focus on specific incidents in which someone was hurt by their partner.
    (Talk about shooting yourself in the foot)

    But last night, criminologists warned that any definition of abuse that included non-violent acts would hand huge ‘arbitrary’ power to the police.
    (Last night Police were delighted)

    Director of the Civitas think tank warned: ‘It’s very easy for society to slide in to a kind of police state where police can define something as against the law when in reality they are a bit of a barney but not something the police should get involved in.‘Before you know it you could be in a Police State where a little bit of aggro could lead to the police being involved and someone being carted off to the police station.’

    (Who is this domestic abuse enabler. He's oppressing me with oldthink common sense. Arrest him)

    The proposals were published yesterday by the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign, which said existing laws fail to take into account ‘power and control’ in relationships.

    Laura Richards, director of Paladin said: ‘It is possible for the law to criminalise a course of conduct and move beyond physical injury.’She said the law should take account of a ‘course of conduct’ and ‘address a broad range of harm’.
    Polly Neate, chief executive of Women’s Aid said the criminal justice system was wrongly focused on ‘individual incidents of physical violence’ and failed to reflect the ‘ongoing psychological harm caused by coercive control in intimate relationships.’

    (How many pigs are there in the abuse industry trough? Surely there's not enough abuse to go round.)

    A survey of abuse victims carried out by the campaign group (which one for fucks sake?) found 94 per cent of those surveyed (from within their own staff probably) said mental cruelty could be worse than physical violence. (let's relax about physical violence then)

    This coercion can include being excessively jealous, stopping someone from seeing family and friends or controlling what the victim wears. (I don't want to mention it ladies but this is standard female operating procedure)

    Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said: ‘
    ‘We will carefully consider the case for any change to the law against the backdrop of HMIC’s findings and recommendations.’ (And then enact it anyway)

    In September 2012 the government’s definition of domestic violence and abuse includes ‘psychological, financial and emotional’ factors.

    It includes ‘isolating’ someone from sources of support, exploiting their wealth and ‘regulating their everyday behaviour'.

    (Presumably everyone involved the family courts
    along with divorce lawyers and vagimony recipients should be rounded up and imprisoned shortly then.)

    An upside to the expanding police state. Who'd have thunk it. Presumably many of the functionaries of these systems fall foul of these definitions too.
    I'm going to oppress and abuse myself by having a cup of tea. (Not part of the definition yet but it can only be a matter of time.)

    Last edited by Freeychromosome; March 6, 2014 at 7:29 AM.

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    Senior Member Grenade001's Avatar
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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    A lot of men would be suffering from "domestic abuse" if this was a real thing that got passed.

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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    A lot of men would be suffering from "domestic abuse" if this was a real thing that got passed.
    I'd lean more toward saying all men would have suffered "domestic abuse" according to this proposition. Who wants to put money on it being strictly gendered toward women if (when, most likely) it becomes a standard policy?

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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    I've already seen most of this plastered on message boards at a local hospital and that was a year ago and of course they always frame men as the primary abusers in those flyers.

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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenade001 View Post
    A lot of men would be suffering from "domestic abuse" if this was a real thing that got passed.
    And that's exactly how this law should be used. It used to be hard to allege physical violence against a woman because people would bias against bigger, stronger "harder to hurt" males. But controlling behavior has no such inherent physical bias and surely, for every story of a controlling male, there are dozens fabout controlling females. This could finally be the way to fight back or at least, the way to expose feminist hypocrisy to the broader masses.

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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    I see this law as a positive development. It helps with identifying how women can abuse men... If we can't name it, we can't identify it, and if we can't identify it, we can't rectify it.
    Who's Chairborne? Office worker & Army Reservist, into electronic music, drummer in a jam band, table-top RPGs, bicycling, X-country skiing, biathlon & marksmanship, TV-free for 15 years.

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    Senior Member jso's Avatar
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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    shove this law down their throat until they choke on it. or as instapundit is fond of saying lately (by way of quoting obama) "hit back twice as hard."

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    Re: "Controlling behaviour" is "domestic abuse".

    If our court system wasn't so undeniably biased towards guys I think we all know just how many women would get their whale asses taken to jail.
    In the end, I will always prefer to walk alone, simply because I enjoy the peace and freedom of my free will. -Me

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