Violence Against Women


#622

Have you ever heard of people ignoring mandatory reporting?

Seriously, short of torturing them, you can’t force people to do anything much.


#623

The main people who have to make a mandatory report in this country are medical professionals, social workers, teachers, childcare workers etc. The reasons for mandatory reporting are critical and the penalties are substantial for not complying, including prison time and deregistration from your profession

So no I don’t think too many people would ignore the requirement to report, no

But I’m not arguing for some mandatory reporting thing to be placed on everyone anyway (is anyone?) I’m not saying average Joe members of the public should be forced to report, I’m just saying that it’s critical that people do


#624

And we’re back at message of the Gillette ad!


#625

Good post. 100% agree :slightly_smiling_face:

As men, what action can we take?


#626

Report to the police if you see someone that appears to be stalking. Pretty sure that’s what the discussion has been about.


#627

I thought the convo (and my question) were broader than that but ok.


#628

They can’t even get people to move out of the way of the path of floods and fires, what hope would this have.


#629

Thirty years ago l played in a mixed doubles tennis comp on a Wednesday night, at the old Tulip St. courts in Sandringham, next to the even older drive in, both are long gone now. It was a very social comp and many people often stayed back for an hour or two after the games had finished. I got into the habit of walking lone women to their cars, to make sure they got in safely. There was a small vacant lot across the road with plenty of shrubs where anyone could ave lurked. Nothing ever happened, and perhaps nothing ever would ave happened, most likely here was never a lurker hiding. However, l would never have been able to forgive myself if some woman from the comp that l knew had been attacked, just because l was too lazy or didn’t care enough to walk outside. Sometimes just being a presence is enough of a deterrent.


#630

Bravo. You’re a good man.


#631

I still walk single women who visit us to their cars out on the street and make sure no one is lurking in the backseat.

When I was a young man, a lady known to my friend group was raped from a guy hiding in the backseat. It has always affected me so now I constantly check that.


#632

Isn’t this standard practice in society - You walk people to their cars at night to make sure everything is OK.


#633

You would think so, but no, it isn’t.


#634

Added to what has already been said

Call out ■■■■ behaviour from other guys

Be aware of women around you who you don’t know. Cross the road and get in front of them so they know you’re following them