A few key steps could stop our male violence epidemic

These crimes are not related but they all have the same chilling threads – the victims and the alleged perpetrators were related or known to each other and all of the people charged are male.

Before you say “But women do it too”, let’s have a small recap of the year in murder.

Since January 1, 65 men, women and children have died violently across the nation.

Men have been charged with more than 52 of these killings and women have been charged with eight.

But the thing that can turn around Australia’s shameful male violence problem is so simple that it’s almost embarrassing to have to say it – own your problem.

That’s right. Violent men need to own their problem. They need to look at what makes them angry, controlling and brutal and work out ways to end it.


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  1. Thank you so much for posting this. You’re right – the majority of violence is committed by men, and as you point out, most of the time the victim knows the person. This really hit home for me as I am dealing with the aftermath of an abusive relationship, and have met several women who confided in me that they too had been hurt by a man they knew (I actually happened to just post about this). I completely agree with you that these violent people need to admit they have a problem and step up and deal with it. The scary thing too is that it can be anyone who commits these horrible crimes – friends, boyfriends/partners – and then women are reluctant to come forward because they feel that no one will believe them. and so the cycle just continues. I can’t thank you enough for writing about this – speak766

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