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Stop The Australian Government From Committing Sexual Discrimination Against Victims of DV

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This is a petition to the Australian Government to stop the discrimination against victims of domestic violence and to strip any related government owned website of gendered labelsThe same resources should be available to men, that are available to women.


Domestic Violence is not a gendered issue, it is a societal problem. It affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of Australian citizens and human beings across the globe, men and women alike.

Often we see the myth perpetuated within the media that women cannot commit domestic violence, and that only men are capable of doing so. It's not acceptable, yet it is expected for the media to show their bias publicly, but what I, and what I believe many other Australian men and women can NOT accept is our own government further pushing the stereotype that all men are violent and all women are not. That our own government would deny assistance to legitimate victims of Domestic Violence on the basis that they are men.

You will find the following on every states version of this website regarding Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse, it reads as follows:
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WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence.Offers referrals to safe accommodation for women.

MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE
The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about their violent and abusive behaviors.Does not offer any referrals to safe accommodation for men.

Including "resources" for men seeking help with Domestic Violence such as:

"Domestic Violence: a self-help booklet for men who want to change"
"How do I know if I am abusive" & "If you hurt your partner, you hurt your children".

 

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Why is it that the Australian Government wants to separate us as human beings based on what we were born with between our legs? Why is it okay for men to suffer sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of women and other men? I don't think it is.

If you agree with me about this being a miscarriage of justice, please sign the petition. The more people that step forward and raise their voice, the closer we get to legitimate equality.

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Links to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support websites so you can see for yourself:

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Women%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Men%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

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