Women’s Aid ad campaign
Posted on April 2, 2009
Here’s the ad:
Keira Knightley says in today’s Guardian:
“I wanted to take part in this advert for Women’s Aid because while domestic violence exists in every section of society we rarely hear about it”
Good for her, this is powerful stuff.
Meanwhile of course, the MRAs aren’t happy about it:
“Usual sick sexist message and completely gratuautous [sic] violence”
And yes guys, let’s focus on slagging off the use of allegedly gratuitous violence in the ad, ‘cos that’s way more important than discussing the very real violence that goes on every fucking day in some women’s lives.
wow, you are right, powerful stuff to watch.
many thanks for posting it.
That was powerful, and very painful to watch. That closing line of not signing up for the violence and no one calling cut speaks volumes. We have to be active about ending violence against women.
I think it is well-made, very realistic when you consider the actual scale of male violence against women in contemporary society.
Gals, Guys, I dunno, I resent the ‘guy’ term myself.
Great ad, and well done to Ms Knightley. I had a thought though that what would be really effective would be to get a well respected male sleb – actor, footballer, whatever – to make an ad like this. Show him doing his thing, respcted and cheered on by everyone, then when he goes home and the door closes he is violent.
I know a lot of guys would be reluctant to play a part like this because of possible flak from people who couldn’t distinguish the role from the person, but I think if any high profile male name was brave enough to volunteer for an ad like this it would be very effective. Like the Men Against Rape stuff – ‘My strength is not for hurting’. Indeed, the ad could show him as if he is about to be violent, but use the twist that he clearly isn’t, and make a point about what a ‘real’ man is.
Awwww, poor little MRA’s – how about supporting in the battle to stop violence against women, eh? Or is not a good enough cause for you?
Cath, that vid has been withdrawn, but here is another link to it:
Good ad, I do like Laura’s idea too – although the man does not have to be a footballer, he could be a meek looking accountant or similar. Men who abuse women come from all walks of life, and it is important to expose the myth of Mr Nice Guy In Public and Evil Bastard Behind Closed Doors.
Is Gregory a troll? He comments on a feminist blog about a key feminist issue, and says basically nothing except for being completely off topic. And they wonder why feminists are cynical of men’s support of feminism. *no brainer*
And as for G, I agree.
Cath, you are the supreme commander here at your blog. You could blacklist him.
It is not there is any shortage of trolls for feminist blogs. You could blacklist one troll per day and still have more show up. It is unfortunately, an endless supply.
Except at cowblog. Which even when it is public, is amazingly troll free. But then I am the officially the most evol person on the internetz. So they’re probably scared.
PS I’m apparently one of the most evol people in real life too. I hear there are plans to burn me at the stake anyday.
But I’m gonna burn your playhouse down first fellas. Thorry.
Polly, how do I get access to read your evol blog? I am in serious deprivation. Sorry for off topic post!
You need a wordpress account buggle. And you need to e-mail me.
Oh I’m back now anyway for the mo.
“Is Gregory a troll?”
For not liking the guy term? Other people object to ‘chick’ or ‘babe’ or whatever.
Guy is slang or is it real English?
‘chick’ or ‘babe’ denotes animals and infants – ‘guy’ does not.
“And as for G, I agree”
You already know I think you are a hypocrite.
I laughed and I laughed when you ‘outed’ me on that other blog.
That was so sneaky.
There are no strip clubs in Northern Ireland, I closed them. You don’t seem to be having much luck in England.
Define success Cath, have you ever done it? Or is it just vanity blogging and cuddle club stuff?
On a positive note.
Employment Minister McNulty has just sealed the CT Jobcentre records, Fox’s escort agency.
Dougie has made an impression.
Which is just great.
What do you mean he has sealed them Gregory?
What are the CT Jobcentre records? What do they contain?
The C & T is collateral which was the intention,
The records are sealed because the DWP told me, and that means C&T are (now) linked to an important minister’s career.
They also have to plan on it being PQ proof. So C&T are an issue. Douglas Fox no get knighthood for services to trade unionism or pimping, being a good guess.
I am a real lobbyist, so I am quite good at it. Here is the deal, the original FOI has ‘police’ issues attached to it. Advisory to Amnesty is however included.
So ‘C&T’ blended in with the Storm Nightclub, as separate FOI criteria. The trick being to get C&T referred to in ‘important’ private office communications.
McNulty knows I have (A) because his private office ordered that I should have it.
(a) I can inform you that Jobcentre Plus has no record of having had any contact with the Storm Nightclub in Rotherham FoI 317/09 6 April 2009 Nigel Browm, Jobcentre Plus Products and Transformation Division
McNulty also knows I have (B)
(B) “I have confirmed with RMBC that the Employer does not hold the relevant entertainment licence for pole dancing in his establishment.”
Jane Frost Business Manager Chantry House Jobcentre Rotherham, is telling me she spoke to Rotherham Metropolitan Council, and was made aware, the same strip club was operating illegally.
Do you want to see the advertisement?
Now when Ms Frost responded to my complaint it was a illegal strip club, she obviously knew the name of the club, and the same club name was in ROI/47954
Here are the job details
POLE DANCERS /
ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9:30PM-2AM
£5 PER HOUR
Storm Night Club
Vacancy not suitable
for under 18’s. No experience is necessary. Duties will include pole dancing
which may cause embarrassment to some people. Will involve 20 minutes pole
dancing and general bar work between dancing spots.
How to apply
You can apply for
this job by telephoning XXX XXX X and asking for XXX XX X.
( XXX = police reasons)
The reason McNulty is engaging in the above, denying X when he knows I have a Jobcentre Pluis letter about the club, is reflected in the syntax.
The DWP are telling me that they have vanished the sex business records for the storm nightclub. It is still a lie, but but with technical truth.
“I can inform you that Jobcentre Plus has no record of having had any contact”
They fight back, by telling me, they can get away with it, so if the Guardian wanted my computer, my version is true, at the same time, that part doesn’t matter, because it is a 7 year game.
They’ve been losing records since 2002. It is a game which is played, and when they ‘lose’ the records, they have no records.
I’ve put in a FOI to the DWP (partly) relating to an Amnesty activist in Newcastle upon Tyne. I would point out your delegate was boasting to the media of recruiting a priest.
That would be at least as provocative as targeting Cardinal Pujats as one of your offices was doing.
Most (if not all) sex trafficking and child prostitution investigations at the DWP and police related spin-off operations, were referred by myself.
Irish Anti-Trafficking Coalition
4 Downfine Walk
Give it a rest Gregory Carlin/Yvette Doll.
Now, are you going to let us know why someone such as yourself who is aparently so concerned with trafficking, would get involved in a battle at a school over girls wearing trousers over skirts?
We’ve had that one, I’m getting a sense of deja vu.
The porn industry got involved before I did. The UN also have a view on the matter.
One school became the intro-click to a porn website selling spanking DVDs.
Dear Real YvetteDoll
Congratulations on your new record deal.
Spend it wisely
I agree that DV is a problem, but, wait don’t tune me out just yet, new studies on DV show that men suffer just as much as women from DV. We have no where to go when it happens and most of the time police won’t help us. Female on Male Violence just isn’t taken seriously and we aren’t allowed to defend ourselves if we get hit. I know so many guys who’ve been arrested for trying to leave the house when a women starts attacking them. My dad was one such victim.
Care to provide a link to a report of the studies Alex? AFAIK studies show that men in gay relationships suffer domestic violence as often as women.
But this statistic is often misquoted.