A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Category Archives: Culture

How society can prevent domestic abuse (Don Hennessy series part 11)

Don Hennessy says: We need to find a way to challenge the tolerance of male sexual entitlement which is endemic in our society. This goal is the only one not supported by the skilled offender. (208*)   The issue that limits most of us is that the reality of intimate partner abuse is beyond our belief. …

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Society has been hoodwinked by men who abuse their female intimate partners (Don Hennessy series part 7)

The psychephiles who befriend women in order to abuse them in long-term relationships have hoodwinked us all. Skilled offenders are clever enough to be ahead of all of us and to be able to orchestrate our responses at every turn.  (How He Gets Into Her Head by Don Hennessy, p 100 [affiliate link*] )  The Bible talks …

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Survivor’s story in response to Texas church shooting — a guest post

While driving about this morning, I listened to a radio interview about the shooter who killed and hurt people in a church in Texas. It turns out this man had a history of domestic abuse that the military forgot to report onto his permanent record. This error made it possible for him to continue to purchase …

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Coercive Control, Safety Zones, and Search and Destroy Missions — insights from Evan Stark

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007). (affiliate link). Evan Stark brings illuminating analysis and insight into the topic of coercive control as it takes place in domestic abuse.  And as the subtitle How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life makes clear, he focuses on how men coercively control women …

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Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras & Secret Filming

In the wrong hands, secret cameras can ruin lives — but they can also prove wrong-doing and do good. BBC Panorama producer Joe Plomin takes the reader through the ethical minefields in this ground-breaking book.  – John Sweeney, BBC reporter Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming, …

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Male Privilege is the underlying driver of domestic abuse. — Ken Lay, former Police Commissioner

This address by Ken Lay is inspiring, compassionate and compelling. Please watch and share. The address was given this year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Monash University, Melbourne. The text of Ken’s address can be found at http://malechampionsofchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Monash-speech-Ken-Lay-November-25-20151.pdf One stand-out for me was when Ken said: Here’s something I’ve noticed. Claims of …

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