Clare’s Law – Sexist and Incomplete

Moan at the Independent, who also oppose this stupid idea, but on slightly diferent grounds:

Sirs,

Apart from being on very dodgy ground in terms of civil liberties, the proposed “Clare’s Law” which allows women to investigate if their male partner has had a violent past is sexist. Over 15% of reported domestic violence is by women against men, with the actual figure likely to be even higher. Where are the proposals for a national database of violent women?

Either solve the entire problem or don’t bother trying.

Paul Harper

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One Response to Clare’s Law – Sexist and Incomplete

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Paul, you got a point. I believe a piece of legislation is not going to be really enough to tackle domestic violence against women. We need to educate people that domestic violence is not just real but also how it leaves a negative impact on victims, offenders and the whole of society. Secondly, I also believe in educating kids in schools about the issues and dangers of domestic violence from young.

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