The Battered Woman is unsatisfactory as a serious work,
and completely unacceptable as a foundation for family law. First,
it is profoundly unscholarly. Without objective verification of the
incidents herein described, they are nothing more than hearsay. Second,
the book does not even pretend to be objective: the woman's side,
and only the woman's side, is presented, when it is undeniable that
in a large percentage of cases, the woman initiates violence against
the man. Third, Prof. Walker's expanded
definition of "battering" that includes verbal abuse does not even
address the issue of female verbal abuse of men. Fourth,
there is no reason whatsoever to believe that Prof. Walker's sample
of "battered women" is in any way a representative sample, and even
if it were, she presents no statistics to support her conclusions.
In fact, most of her conclusions are utterly unsupported by
any kind of data, and are simply pronounced ex cathedra. (My emphasis
There have been many man-hating television "documentaries"
in New Zealand saying that issues such as Domestic Violence involved
mainly or only male perpetrators and female victims. In fact, however,
annotated bibliography "examines 286 scholarly investigations:
221 empirical studies and 65 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate
that women are as physically aggressive, or more
aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses
or male partners" (as at 29 January 2016).
This has created an atmosphere of anti-male hysteria, which has forced
politicians to respond. The then Minister of Justice, Simon
Power, responded by getting Parliament to create so-called "Police
Safety Orders" (see example below).
As you can see from this form, the Police can, once they are on
your property, decide to label one of two people "a person at risk"
and the other person (by implication) "a dangerous person".
Note that the then Justice Minister, Simon Power, referred in Parliament
to the need for the latter to "take responsibility
for their actions," even though they had never been
proved in court to have done anything at all! The Police can then force
the latter person to leave his own home for a period of time. New Zealand
is therefore a Police State. See also Femi-Fascism
Note that no Court of Law has been involved in this process, but your
record will show that the Police has taken action against you.
The idea that you could give such powers to
the Police is profoundly stupid and profoundly Fascist.
The universities have no standards, except that no student or staff-member
is allowed to be openly Anti-Feminist. On the other hand, mindless,
man-hating myths can be and are disseminated by university staff
as if they were "academic" or scientific. Money is dished
out by universities to Feminists so that they can dream up "theory",
with which to oppress men. One result of this man-hating propaganda
is the constant attempt to allow women to murder their male partners
and get away with it completely, or with a reduced punishment.
One example of this is the Law Commission's Issues Paper: Victims
of family violence who commit homicide. I have often made submissions
to the Law Commission, and they are routinely ignored. This is because
the Law Commission is a Leftist political organisation which predermines
its conclusions and does not allow itself to be deflected from them
to any great extent. You can tell this by looking at the people who
make up its so-called "expert panel". Although this issue
crucially involves the assessment of scientific (or quasi-scientific)
research, seven of the nine so-called "experts" have a legal
background, rather than a scientific one -- including the
author of the one quasi-scientific study which the incompetent "experts"
are assessing. Therefore, they are not competent to assess the scientific
status of the research which they are supposed to be assessing. The
other two so-called "experts" are women from the Women's Refuge
and the police.
Apart from being incompetent, the panel is biased. Not only does it
include the author of the research which they are assessing, but it
includes someone from Women's Refuge, with no balancing input from Men's
These Law Commission low-lifes are,
in effect, advocating that women murder their husbands, and, based on
the fact that they are dead and can't disprove them, and also on evidence
such as Fascist Police Safety Orders, claim that the murder was self-defence!