White Ribbon Day School kits used to profile young boys as potential
Media Release - Men's Rights Agency ( Australia )
November 23, 2009
The Director of Men's Rights Agency, Sue Price, demands the recall of
school education kits distributed by the White Ribbon Foundation because they contain
mischievous and incorrect information which greatly exaggerates the level of physical
assaults by men on young women by nearly 400%.
There are a number of questionable claims made in the WRF kit. The most
- 27.2% of young women aged 18 – 24 years experienced a physical assault
in the previous 12 months. The correct figure is 7%.
- 12% of women age 45 – 54 experienced physical assault in the past 12
months. The correct figure is 2%.
- Young women aged 18 – 24 experienced a three to four times greater risk
of violence compared to women overall. The correct figure is 2.1 times
“By claiming nearly 30% of young women can expect to be assaulted, WR
campaigners are creating an unnecessary climate of fear and an expectation that far
greater numbers of young men will be violent”, said Sue Price. “To profile our young men
and particularly young impressionable schoolboys in Grades 5 – 8 in such a way is to
diminish their belief in themselves as young males. Branding them with a wrist band displaying
the slogan “Say no to domestic violence” and indoctrinating them in believing they
should take on the shame and guilt for others‟ bad behaviour is totally unacceptable and
The author of Not Guilty: the Case In Defence of Men (1999), David Thomas,
applauded teaching boys to be “non confrontational” but warned “educationalists
who seek to cut down on sex–attacks and crimes of assault by attempting to undermine
the very idea of masculinity or to feminize young boys will find their policies have
precisely the opposite effect. Well-balanced men, who are secure and confident in their
masculinity are far less likely to harm women than men who are insecure or resentful” (p.217).
The White Ribbon Day Campaign was created by a group of Toronto men in
response to the targeted killing of 14 women by psychopath, Mark Lépine at the École
Polytechnique, in Montreal on the 6th, December 1989.
Adam Jones, who was not far from the scene of the crime, described
joining the tens of thousands of Montrealers who queued for hours in subzero temperatures to
file past the caskets of the victims.
“The dignity of those proceedings stood in stark contrast to the TV
images of demonstrations across the country; the megaphones, the slogans, the wild
assignations of blame. I was struck by many protesters' readiness to exploit the trauma
of victims' families and friends for their own narrow, exclusionary political ends.”
Jones refused to join the White Ribbon Campaign because it seemed to be
“based on the notion of adopting universal male guilt” and did “little to honour the
victims and nothing to acknowledge the real pain most men felt in the wake of the rampage”.
The White Ribbon Foundation is silent on other mass murders where the
victims are male and refuses to acknowledge the high level of violence experienced by men
and boys, often at the hands of the women in their life.
The “One in Three Campaign” website www.oneinthree.com.au highlights that at
least one in three victims of family violence are male and provides substantial
evidence to support this claim. A detailed list of misinformation used by organisations such as
the White Ribbon Foundation to promote their cause is also included. Less than six months
ago the organisation's researcher Dr Michael Flood was forced into an
embarrassing backdown of his claim that “Males are more likely than females to agree with
statements [such as]... 'when a guy hits a girl it's not really a big deal'”. When in fact the
opposite occurred: 31% of young males and 19% of young females agreed with the statement “when
girl hits a guy it's really not a big deal.” The same survey found that while males
hitting females was seen, by virtually all young people surveyed, to be unacceptable, it
appeared to be quite acceptable for a girl to hit a boy.
This error was widely reported as fact by the Australian media, politicians and NGOs.
Parents are reporting their concerns when their sons come home wearing
the WR wrist band and then begin asking questions, which suggest the boys fear their
future will be one of violence.
Children's behaviour has always been the domain of the
family, some families are failing, but most parents responsibly teach both their sons
and daughters how they should behave towards each. There is no excuse for WRF's
intrusion into our schools, particularly with their brand of over exaggeration of male
violence and denial of violence by females.
For further information contact:
Sue Price, Men’s Rights Agency Mob: 0409 269 621
Campaign Day School kits used to profile young boys as potential
abusers - Media Release - Men's Rights Agency ( Australia )
The White Ribbon Campaign, which started in Canada, falsely accuses men of being the only perpetrators
and women being the only victims of family violence.
Download this pdf file to read over 160 pages of newspaper articles and Government of Canada statistics
based on self reporting studies on family violence which
state that men experience domestic violence nearly as much as women and when they complain to police, they are ignored.
Men are socially conditioned "to take it like a man!" and not
report domestic violence to police, many of whom are indoctrinated with
the idea that women are always the victims, no matter what happened.
The president of the Canadian Children's Rights Council even filed a public complaint against
the Halton Region Police Service ( one of the largest local police services in Canada ) for displaying White Ribbon Campaign posters in police stations.
The complaint was dismissed.
The posters showed only male perpetrators and female victims of family violence.
In an interview with the MRA, the spokesperson for the Canadian Children's Rights Council
asked us "Can you even imagine being a black person and going into a police station to report being assaulted by a white person and
seeing posters on the walls that campaign
to stop violence committed by black people against whites? Do you think
that black person would report the assault? The White
Ribbon Campaign is discrimination based on sex, a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms."
The truth about domestic / family violence in Canada - statistics - 160 pages of Newspaper articles