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Sat 1st February 2014

Increased reporting of sexual abuse of men in New Zealand

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:53 am

Stuff report open for comment

The headline may lead to the assumption that the article refers only to men abusing men

Clearwater said nearly half of the survivors he worked with had suffered abuse at the hands of women.

“It’s a massive problem, we need to get more support for men – we’re the only agency in the country that have been doing this work.”

It may also lead to the assumption that this is an increase only in historic reporting

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike McCarthy said men were now more likely to report sexual assaults – recent and historical.

“Most victims do not report sexual assault because of fear, shame and beliefs they will be blamed.”

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust national manager Ken Clearwater said there had been a big change in attitudes toward men as victims of sexual violence, including among police.

“We have guys that two or three years ago would have been laughed out of the police station.”

What exactly is the nature of female sexual abuse on men?
What type of abuse is being reported?

What one man accepts or thinks is normal female behaviour another man may consider abuse.

There must be information available somewhere (surely) that outlines what men should consider sexual abuse and for that matter what women should read as unacceptable behaviour.

13 Responses to “Increased reporting of sexual abuse of men in New Zealand”

  1. Alastair says:

    I think all those who support men have seen the results of female abuse! I seem to recall a hushed up study showing mothers as the greatest abusers of their children!

    I is good to see there may be support.

  2. Downunder says:

    It is not hard to see the results of female abuse.

    This is specifically about sexual abuse of men, which is something I have never encountered or at least I don’t think I have.

    I would hazard a guess that most men are as ignorant about this as me.

    What exactly are we talking about here?

  3. Alastair says:

    Men have not been believed or supported. This not only covers physical violence, try constant put downs, your wife driving away legitimate friends or allowing you to go out. – In simplicity EVERYTHING females claim men do to them. Refer http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9448777/Obsessed-womans-jail-sentence-stands

    Or

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9223171/Facebook-predator-revealed

    These are just two. Study the damage done to these females male victims. “I only feel safe when she is in Jail” one comment recorded. females have organisations encouraging them to play professional victims.

  4. Downunder says:

    I understand the obsessive female behaviour;

    Trying to cut off friends
    Trying to control any socialising
    Demands on household expenditure

    Is this what you’re are calling sexual abuse? That’s what feminists call domestic violence.

    I have looked at those two Stuff Links.

    One is an obsessed nutter and the other is a sexual predator. I don’t think that is what this article was getting at, I am assuming there is more to it that this.

  5. Alastair says:

    I further note that about 3pm this article ceased to be on public view (Censor Ship?) amd was replaced with http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9675262/NZ-needs-to-work-on-human-rights Which featured “related to issues such as domestic violence, child poverty, and racism.

    Justice Minister Judith Collins, who presented the report on behalf of the Government, said she welcomed the recommendations.”

    Funny I thought.

  6. hornet says:

    They are all full of SHIT. My personal experience is they WILL NOT TAKE COMPLAINTS – Cant, wont, not allowed to, especially when there is a breach of your Rights by a govt department.

    Take for example the DELIBERATE prevention of a parent – usually fathers – from seeing their children ( the CAUSE of most Domectic Violence ) – a clear breach of most BASIC human right – and yet if you try and complaint to the human Rights Commission = sorry we are NOT permitted to investigate…..

    Ok so what about breaches of NZ Bill of rights – the right to justice, due process and FAIRNESS – complain to the Ombudsman – WILL NOT – point blank refuse to INVESTIGATE – this is a complete SHAM.

    No different than that waste of paper – the guardianship act – while your rights may be listed = TRY GETTING THEM INFORCED by the system…

    The FACADE of HUMAN RIGHTS – BILL OR RIGHTS in NZ – is just that a FACADE – they present a pretty picture as to what you have -= problem is try getting them actioned…….too costly, too time consuming and the best defence of all – REFUSE TO TAKE COMPLAINTS.

    Yes NZ your so great…….

    here again Collins spewing the B/S to the masses ……

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11195437

  7. gwallan says:

    @Alistair…

    re “Facebook predator revealed”

    After a lengthy police investigation, Burgess was charged with two counts of obtaining by deception and one of interfering with a computer system.

    Is that all she’s charged with?

  8. Scott B says:

    6 Have had the same experiences.

  9. hornet says:

    8 Scotty B – do you want to do something about it? Join forces and demonstrate a consistent pattern – I am sure there are many who have experienced this common tactic – its endemic – They simply REFUSE to take complaints – no complaints = no problem. That is total corruption.

  10. Alastair says:

    Gwallen #7

    Full details here. ttp://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9223171/Facebook-predator-revealed

  11. gwallan says:

    @Alastair…

    I read that and a couple of other articles and they are the only actual charges mentioned.

  12. Scott B says:

    9 I can’t get involved too much but any protests etc I am there.

  13. kumar says:

    Good read
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11208525

    Would be nice to read the next part tomorrow….

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