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Waspcake88 karma

Coming from a country where things like homosexuality and abortion are mostly non-issues and there is little to no religious stigma attached to them. I wonder if you could explain why people in America seem to care so much what other people do? Nobody's making THEM get married to another man, or have an abortion. Surely they don't go to hell for other, unrelated people's sins. If they're trying to 'save' the other people, why are they being such cunts about it?

Waspcake20 karma

Hello Erin, My question is, do you have any advice for somebody looking into doing research in this area? I am currently a law student looking to do a piece of research into whether the legal system in the UK offers adequate protection to male victims of female abuse, particularly where the man has resorted to violence to try to defend himself. I was particularly interested in investigating whether or not men could use 'battered women's syndrome' as a defence in this kind of situation. Do you know anything about this defence, and if you do, do you think it is used in a sexually discriminatory manner? Basically I realise that this will be a fairly ambitious project and I want to be sure I approach it in a thorough and tactful way, and I'm not entirely sure where to start.

Also where can I listen to "A voice for men"? Will it be available on the internet or for download?

Thank you for all your great work, and for helping to try and shift the idea that only women and children can be victims.

Waspcake6 karma

Thank you so much for your response! That's really really helpful, I will definitely make an effort to read those books, it's been hard to find relevant literature, all the stuff in the library at my university is focused on women or children, and I wanted to look at an area where there weren't already thousands of people with far more expertise doing their own research. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me, it means a lot! :)