Supporters of a women's refuge were 'shocked and stunned' to be told it is being closed - because it does not cater for men.Hey, left-wingers! Didn’t this sort of thing occur to you when you pushed forward all that ‘gender neutral’ legislation?
Did you think, when you pushed your agenda of ‘non-discrimination’, and celebrated when men-only golf clubs and social clubs had to change their rules or close, that it wouldn’t apply to any of your sacred causes?
Well, think again:
But council officials have now ruled that, because it does not serve both sexes equally, the money used to run the home would be better spent on an 'outreach service' to help battered husbands as well as wives in their own homes.Heh! I do like seeing the left hoist by their own petard…
The usual suspects are squealing like slaughtered pigs as a result:
Brian Ellis, a councillor who helped set up the refuge in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1986, branded the move a 'step backwards'.Yes. ‘People’.
'It doesn't make sense,' he said. 'The women are there because of what men have done to them and their children. When people suffer from domestic violence they need an immediate escape and that's being taken away.'
Men suffer from it too, and this refuge, by barring them, is not merely being unfair to men who are abused, but also to women who have teenage sons.
A domestic violence outreach worker, who asked not to be named, said she was shocked and added: 'If there was a need for this 20 years ago then I see why not now. They are always full and there are women constantly trying to get in. I just don't understand it.'It’s called ‘equality’ and ‘gender neutral service provision’, love…
Dorset County Council confirmed that one reason for closure was the lack of facilities for men.So, they will provide an equal service in a larger building. Should be paradise, right?
A spokesman said: 'We want to make sure both men and women are catered for and we are not able to do that within the small building.'
Anthony Wilsdon, spokesman for Supporting People, said the new outreach service would help more people. He said: 'We have identified a need to support more people in their own homes.Can’t argue with that, can you, left wingers? It’s what you campaign for.
'There is also a need to make support open to male victims and families with older male children.'
So suck it up!