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The Duluth model for DV is well out of date and holds many fallacies.

Filed under: General — triassic @ 3:37 pm Wed 22nd June 2016

All views of DV are derived from this DULUTH model and it is lazy and wrong that NZ universities are still pushing this crap. All social services and courts are influenced by this as well. In its early days it may have had a positive purpose but not in today’s world where we KNOW MUCH MUCH MORE about the causes of DV.

This experimental program, conducted in Duluth University, Minnesota in 1981, coordinated the actions of a variety of agencies dealing with domestic conflict. The Duluth model curriculum was developed by a “small group of activists in the battered women’s movement” with 5 battered women and 4 men as subjects. The program has become a model for programs in other jurisdictions seeking to deal more effectively with domestic violence.

For an in-depth understanding of DV in THIS CENTURY please read this entire paper below and digest it……

Dr Jane Wangmann
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. VIOLENCE – AN EXPLORATION OF THE LITERATURE

Whilst it is now 5 years old it is much more relevant and unbiased as the DELUTH model.

The next time you hear from some half witted person rabbiting on about a subject they know little about you will be in a position to educate them with the TRUTH.


  1. When I was wasting my time and money at university the lecturers were preaching sermons from their pulpits about Duluth lies and the ‘one in four females are sexually abused by their fathers’. Students were pointing out why these lectures were downright false but they never stopped. Universities are places of incredible ignorance and intolerance. People with university educations can usually do no more than repeat the memes they have been programmed with. These memes are White male abuse, rape and molesting of females, slavery and few other ‘acceptable’ or ‘allowable’ opinions. You can’t spend most of your life being educated at school and watching television and not have your thoughts and perceptions shaped by it.

    Comment by Doug — Thu 23rd June 2016 @ 3:36 pm

  2. I have email correspondence from the Duluth centre that states it is only to be used for violence against women. However, it is used as the general guide. A wholely inappropriate tool to use.

    Comment by A dad — Sun 26th June 2016 @ 9:20 am

  3. Some background:
    What was the Research Justification for DV Act?
    Quality of the Decisions made in Preparing the Domestic Violence Act
    Women’s and Children’s Lives Saved by DV Act
    DV Act impact on childraising
    Noteworthy Research and Papers on Domestic Violence
    Preparing Legislation with the same care as Approving New Drugs?

    It gives me great pain, as a NZer, to see how disastrous this legislative process has been and how poorly its implementation has been managed. It says very little for the common sense or wisdom of NZers (except the thieves among us).

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Tue 28th June 2016 @ 8:55 pm

  4. One example doesn’t prove much, on its own……
    Victim of acid throwing attack begs for euthanasia

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 18th May 2018 @ 8:20 am

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