An organization called ROKS runs 150 shelters for women only, in Sweden. They believe that there is a huge conspiracy network of pedophile satanist men. They have influenced the government to NOT use treatment programs for violent men, even though those programs have been shown to be 70% effective in neighbouring Norway. Instead, theyíve been having a a 0% (thatís zero) improvement rate of their own for 25 years by focusing on spreading the ideology of a gender power war which they believe includes a large conspiracy of satanist pedophile men who rape young girls in order to have them eventually produce babies to kill in satanic rituals. ROKS actively opposes treatment for violent men. Maybe someone should let them know that regardless of what they think has caused the situation, wouldnít it be good to at least in the meantime get rid of 70% of the harm? The real harms of violence, that is, not the imaginary satanist baby killing / girl raping conspiracy.
And while theyíre at it, how about making both shelters and treatment nonsexist? No matter which gender may be the majority of offenders and victims (and Iíve heard claims in both directions and in the middle), there ARE definitely both genders on both sides of violence, including sexual violence, no matter who has which majorities. There should be both shelters and offender treatment programs (since it is showing to be fairly effective, does not sound religion based, etc) for both genders. Also, there is certainly a lot of same gender to same gender violence, including sexual, that is obviously not being recognized.
ROKS also believes that women who are domestically abused have no agency. They are brainwashed and canít be believed. While I partly agree in that a chronically abused person must sometimes be shown that they themselves must leave the cage and that the door is wide open, ROKS thinks it goes far beyond that. Many women who have been in their shelters felt extremely mistreated in how they were not believed and their words were twisted. They were pressured to say and agree with things suggested by the shelter workers.
One woman who stayed with them was even forcefully TRAFFICKED by them into a hiding place in another country briefly during a paranoid íescapeí where the shelter staff thought that satanists were about to attack them.
Even though the documentary says that they are non-profit and the shelters are operated by volunteers, it doesnít say whether they get any govít funding. Here in Canada, so-called nonprofit places are allowed to hire a salaried staff as a core even if some things are run by volunteers. I donít know if thatís the case in Sweden also. If so, this also give the people running it a financial incentive to perhaps exaggerate, make things up and deny a useful way of ending 70% of societyís need for them.
As is the usual among radfems, they also circulate made up statistics, which the real stats totally destroy. Not like this part of it is any different in Sweden than the rest of the world, mind you. :)
Much of the theory ROKS spouts is influenced by research done by Eva Lundgren, a radfem, who studied violence among fundamentalist christians. Rather than ROKS and Lundgren realizing what I see as obvious, the fact that fundies embrace a nasty sexist submission requirement of women because their biblegod demands it on threat of torture., ROKS and Lundgren seem to have decided that gender dynamics and opinions of xtian fundies must apply to all men everywhere. Lundgren is also considered contraversial in the scientific community because she further claims all that satanist stuff I mentioned above, even though there have never been bodies or other evidence. But who needs evidence when theyíve already decided on the conclusion?
They are currently trying to force universities in Sweden to teach their theories of violence being always due to a gender power war. The studies used to back this are only those of Lundgren, and they refuse to use any others. This is very bad science, double bad in that Lundgren is considered a bad scientist to start with. The universities are fighting it, wanting to stick with proper independent science and education in what they teach. With help from Margareta Winberg, a radfem in the government there, ROKS forced a govít review, and is currently pushing this attempt to change education.
If other theories/stats exist, itís only logical that all studies must be compared and looked at. It is quite stupid conclude one is right while refusing to even take a look at what the others are saying.
Quite alarmingly, it turns out that ROKS also accepts the writings of Valerie Solanas as good stuff. Sheís the woman who wrote the SCUM Manifesto (stands for "Society for Cutting Up Men") calling for the killing of men and an all woman society. She also shot Andy Warhol.
Feminist blogger uses her vaginal yeast to make sourdough bread 2015-12-01 22:52
It's a tale that might ensure you never look the same way at a humble loaf again.
When a feminist blogger found herself suffering from a vaginal yeast infection, she made the unusual decision to use the unwanted bodily fluid as an ingredient for making bread.
Zoe Stavri, who writes under the title Another Angry Woman, has documented the details of her ...
Apple could be working on virtual reality projector, patents show 2015-12-01 22:40 The company has been granted a patent for an ‚Äėadaptive projector‚Äô, which can project images onto surfaces
Apple could be working on a new augmented reality projector, which would allow it to make computers without even adding a screen.
The company has been granted a patent for an ‚Äúadaptive‚ÄĚ projector, reports Patently Apple. The patents seem to refer to a tool ...
83-year-old Romanian Jewess crowned "Miss Holocaust Survivor" in Israel 2015-12-01 22:23 83-year-old Romanian born Rita Berkowitz wins the one-of-a-kind charity beauty pageant
Romania-born woman who immigrated to Israel won the third annual Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant in Haifa.
Rita Berkowitz, 83, was chosen among the 16 European natives who participated in the contest on Tuesday. She came to Israel in 1951.
Hairdressers and makeup artists primped and pampered the contestants before they took ...
North Vancouver schools get first gender-neutral washroom 2015-12-01 21:52
In a first for North Vancouver schools, Seycove secondary has opened a gender-neutral washroom.
The move is a step in the right direction and recognition that not every student feels welcome in the binary male- or female-designated washrooms, according to Brian Wilson, president of Seycove‚Äôs Queer Straight Alliance Club, which lobbied the school administration for the washroom.
High school is already a ...
Newly-Completed Fukushima 'Containment' Wall Already 'Slightly Leaning' 2015-12-01 21:15
Just weeks after re-starting the building of a giant ice-wall to contain groundwater leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant, TEPCO has been forced to admit that a 780-meter protective wall built alongside the crippled power station (completed only last month and designed to prevent contaminated groundwater from seeping into the sea) is already "slightly leaning." While this sounds a lot ...