The Wellington Young Feminists

A social group of like-minded people who share information and hold events relevant to gender equity in New Zealand. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Open to all self-identified Wellington feminists (and supporters from elsewhere) who are interested in a feminist social club. Come and play, we're a fun bunch!

Jan 4

How to not derail discussions about domestic violence

  • Times when it's appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When someone states that men cannot be abused.
  • Times when it's appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When someone states that a woman cannot be an abuser and that a man cannot be a victim.
  • Times when it's appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When someone states that only women can be victims.
  • Times when it's NOT appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When people are discussing an incidence of domestic violence and the victim happened to be a woman.
  • Times when it's NOT appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When a woman is discussing her experiences with being a victim of abuse.
  • Times when it's NOT appropriate to say "men can be abused too!": When people are discussing the widespread and systematic violence against women.

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