I picked this up on SYG just now. We all know "MRA", the swell dude who sets up displays, protests and has the awesome truck signs in Los Angeles, CA.
Now, this is about child abuse - thanks to feminists, it is a gender issue. Feminists who are more interested in portraying men as devils and women are martyrs than in protecting children from abuse.
No, children apparently don't count in the domestic violence industry's recognition. At the 2007 IVAT conference in San Diego there were red cut outs to emphasize, men, women, dogs and cats killed by intimate partner violence, but there were no red cut outs of kids anywhere. It was the same last year.
The clothesline project, at this same conference, hung kids clothes in the exact opposite proportion of the HHS stats, which show mothers killing about twice as many kids as fathers. The clothesline project showed dads killing kids at twice the rate of mothers.
We were so fed up with this distortion of the facts that we made our own display this year. We graphically pointed out the HHS stats and who was killing kids through abuse and neglect. Most people didn't say much or acknowledged what we were saying, but one woman said she didn't believe HHS's statistics.
A few people said this was because mothers got custody more than fathers to which I replied, "So are you saying that should be an excuse for domestic violence?"
At the historic Sacramento conference one woman argued that the HHS stats, "Did not control the variables." I pointed out that these stats are crime stats so they are what they are." She argued again, "...but they do not control the variable." Well, quite honestly to control the variable you'd have to award joint legal and physical custody to the father as much as to the mother.
Again, just take a look at the sentiments expressed by our dear lovable AW... don't believe official statistics, but would rather believe ideology, and that child abuse is OK because mothers are doing it because they get custody. Yep, they're F-U-B-A-R.