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Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on November 25, 2011

It is WHITE RIBBON DAY today and many men around Australia are swearing not to tolerate violence against women. Although I of course support the sentiment, it is sad we need prominent men to pledge to something that should be a given. Violence against women is inflicted by cowards, and it is reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable!

It is incomprehensible to me that many men believe they have some form of ownership over the girlfriends, lovers, partners or wives, and that makes it alright to abuse them in any way and form they see fit. Great relationships are made of respect and tolerance, and are partnerships, with equal rights and responsibilities. Women are not our servants or properties!

But we should not stop by only combatting violence against women. Violence in all forms is unacceptable in a civilised society and we need to stand up whenever we witness it. It is not good enough that many people in our community don’t feel safe on the streets, on public transport, and in their own homes. The violent cowards who have total disregards for the safety and lives of their fellow citisens need to be taken off the streets, because we all; men, women and children, have the right to feel safe in OUR cities and towns!

Roel Loopers

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  1. Tim said, on November 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I agree Roel, but the tone is still sexist. Men should not hit men either, and women should not hit women, or men, or children. Many good young boys out there who don’t want to be labelled a ‘women beaters in waiting’.


  2. wobsy said, on November 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Everyone has their breaking point.
    I hope, for your sake, that you never have to find yours.


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