Battered Women Shelters Index
Women's shelters are receiving a lot of support through our governments.
Our politicians want to make sure that they don't go against the sentiments that the
general public became indoctrinated with through an all-out campaign garnering sympathy
for the plight of the legions of women who are victims of "male brutality".
Some of the heterophobic feminists making
a living of women's shelters went so far as likening the alleged epidemic of violence
against women to the Nazi-holocaust.
Pizzey, founder of the first modern battered women's shelter in the world, now
describes the shelters as bunkers in the gender war, from whose safety family-hostile
feminists direct the vilification of men in
destruction of our families.
Our politicians and government agencies fall over themselves to provide
funding to battered women's shelters. The funding for women's shelters in Canada is
at least $90 million per year, $9 million per year in Alberta alone, much of it going to
the scandal-ridden WIN House (Women in Need), and that is just the funding out of tax
revenues. Nobody but the women's shelter managers knows how much the total funding
is that comes out of private sources (e.g.: United Way).
Then there are the volunteer efforts of private citizens who devote
their time and efforts to support the shelters, to the point where the shelters are
literally filled to the point of overflow with donated goods. Yet,
Arlene Chapman, the coordinator for shelter services in
Alberta, complains: "There's not a lot of support for women's services in
," and blames the scandals in Alberta's women's shelters on the
Government. She is reported as having said that the difficulties that feminist
social services encountered in recent years are to be blamed on
government indifference (National Post,
"Battered Shelters" by Donna Laframboise, November 14, 1998).
We don't admit how many men are being murdered by their wives.
Judicial statistics count only murder convictions, and women have a good chance of
being found not guilty when they murder their husbands. Contract killings aren't
counted in the number of men murdered by their wives, nor does it stand to reason that all
spousal murders perpetrated by women are even detected, let alone brought to trial or even
punished. One of the favorite weapons of women who murder their "loved
ones" is poison, and poison murders routinely go undetected.
Although at least more than one third of spousal murder
victims are male, there is only one single, lone battered men's shelter in Alberta.
That shelter is run by WIN House. The extent of the space made available there for
men in need of shelter from violence by their spouses is comprised of two beds.
Those two beds are available to men only if they are not needed for women.
Men who go there may find escape from the violence of their spouses but learn new lessons
when they are there. They have to attend counseling for anger management!
The only shelters that are truly openly and readily available for men
are our jails. But where do men flee when when not only they but also their children
experienced violence by their spouses and are in danger of receiving even more?
So, what is it that catches our attention about battered women's
- Battered Shelters,
by Donna Laframboise, National
Post, 1998 11 14, Scandal, crime and corruption in women's shelters
- A free hotel is always full Emergency centres for women
give scarce beds to transients!
- Are abuse shelters good for children? A child starves
to death in women's shelter.
- Are abuse shelters good for women?
We are not too likely to find out from Bernadette Swan, a staff
supervisor at a shelter at which a woman died a violent death. She said she couldn't
comment on the death of the woman.
- Shelters used in war on men, expert claims Erin Pizzey
demonstrates against the "Family" Service Centre in Edmonton.
- Battered Women's Shelters and Abuse Allegations
The role of shelters in abuse allegations.
- Family Violence Who is at fault?
Are women the sole victims of family violence? Not at all!!
- Children in single-mother households
Once the man is removed from the house, the family does well, right? Wrong!
- Is the government a better "parent" ?
The horrors of the non-home
- The impact on our children
What happens to our children after they are forced to grow up without a
father? It's not good, but what is even worse is that children from single-mother
households are more likely to wind up in government care. Those children are truly
lost. Check the next link as well.
Government "care" of
children, the cause of most criminality
- Why family matters, by Ted Morton,
political science professor at the University of Calgary and Reform Party of Canada
Video on violent women
- DVStats.org — a search engine,
aggregating research that examines the impact and extent of domestic
violence upon male victims.
The primary purpose of the site is to shift public perceptions of such
violence away from political ideology, and instead toward objectively
verifiable scientific research.
2001 01 29 (format changes)
2003 02 12 (added reference to a report on a woman's violent
death at a women's shelter)