|05||Introduction||30m 31s||Looks at the size and scale of the DV abuse industry and the relentless exaggeration and bias that has helped it grow. Also looks at the spreading definition of DV to include all manner of non-violent behaviours.
• What is domestic violence?
• Claims of DV in child custody battles
• The myth of the Rule of Thumb
• The police’s special interest in DV
|06||The Battered Woman||16m 47s||Covers the invention of Battered Woman Syndrome by Lenore Walker and its misuse as a legal defence when women murder their husbands. Includes the Deepak Ahluwalia story, a man murdered while he slept by his wife Kiranjit Ahluwalia using a substance similar to Napalm.
• What exactly is a “battering”?
• Attempts to change UK law to allow pre-meditated murder by women
• The “cycle of abuse”
• Media coverage of DV
|07||The Duluth Model||16m 28s||The Duluth model is a commonly used reference tool used by various agencies, including government, which asserts that men are violent and aggressive towards women and dominate women in society. This model is applied to all men regardless of upbringing or circumstances. This film examines this model to see if the idea that only men are violent and that women are perpetual victims holds water.
• Women’s violence to children
• How men are raised and conditioned, and the values they are taught
• DV and powerlessness
• The flaws in the common understanding of the causes of DV
|08||Myths and Factoids||03m 25s||Looks at the methods by which misinformation is spread and introduces Films 09 – 14 that deal with the most common of the various claims made by the DV abuse industry.
• Definition of a “factoid”
• The non-validity of commonly used statistics
|09||Two Women a Week||19m 45s||Examining the murder rates of domestic violence and questioning why only the female victims are discussed by government and media. Looks at the exclusion of men in the provision of support for DV victims.
• Consensual domestic violence
• Legislation against men including Harriet Harman’s “yellow card” punishments for men acquitted of any wrongdoing
• Origins of violent behaviour in women and men
• Lack of support for men and their children
• Examination of the BBC’s “Hitting Home” domestic violence website and homelessness
• The police and “positive” arrest policies for DV
|10||1 in 4 Women||45m 06s||An analysis of the most commonly cited statistic in the domestic violence roadshow – “1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes” . Looks at the way DV has been made into a gender issue when this is demonstrably false and the reasons men are wrongly and deliberately singled out for blame.
• The inflation of DV figures
• DV and the link with personality disorders
• False beliefs about the nature of DV and women’s role in its occurrence
• Charities cynical bias towards women in the pursuit of income
• How Feminists use the issue of DV to generate income for their campaign against men
• Police handling of DV incidents
• Brief look at rape statistics
|11||Every 10 Seconds||09m 00s||Examines the impossibility of the claim that the police receive a call about domestic violence every 10 seconds and other similar exaggerated figures.
Looks at the media portrayal of male domestic violence victims and how men are put into impossible situations when attempting to deal with female violence.
|12||100 Thousand Women||04m 42s||How the DV abuse industry inflated the incidence of DV against women in London during the 1990’s, claiming that “100,000 women seek hospital treatment for DV every year”. Features Rosalind Miles, Sandra Horley and Susan Edwards.
• Metropolitan Police flawed extrapolation of DV figures
• False claims of female mortality attributed to DV
|13||Pregnancy and Greater Risk||08m 59s||An examination of the unsupportable claims made by the charities Women’s Aid and Refuge and by agencies in the US, that pregnant women are at greater risk from domestic violence.
• Violence against women act (US)
• The technique of sub-categorising statistics to mislead the public
|14||35 Attacks||06m 10s||Looks at the claim reported on the BBC that “a woman experiences 35 attacks before contacting the police”.
Covers the misleading use of statistics and highlights the fact that men are up to 9 times less likely to report abuse than women. Also looks at the police’s unwillingness to deal with female DV and the negligible media coverage of female violence.
• Male domestic violence victims
• Men’s experience of violence from women
|15||Stalking, TV and Film||14m 36s||Covering the low prevalence of stalking in the UK by men or women and the automatic guilt of men compared with the automatic innocence of women in the presentation of DV in TV and film.
• Consensual domestic violence
• How suffering DV is used as justification for crimes committed by women
|16||Conclusion||14m 49s||Uncovering the true nature of domestic violence and the reasons behind its heavy coverage in the news. Describing how DV is clearly not a gender issue but is treated as one by government and charities in order to target men and generate income.
• DV is connected with personality disorder and poverty
• Mediation is required for DV in families, rather than the police or the courts
• DV and the choices that people make