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The A to Z of DV

It is difficult to think of any other subject which has been more consistently MISrepresented by the media over the last 30 years than DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. The Women's Aid charity is one of the agencies responsible for this as they consistently feed to newspapers and TV a stream of press releases etc which are often mindlessly parroted by the media without any thought of checking the facts.

Women's Aid is easily able to do this because of the vast grants they receive from government, local authorities and others. Elsewhere we clearly show how the BBC are complicit in this misrepresentation of the facts.

One of the most comprehensive, realiable and truthful documents on the subject of domestic violence is "THE A TO Z OF DV". We suggest that anyone who has been brainwashed by the media into thinking that domestic violence is something perpetrated by men against women, should read this document. Just click on the title above to read or download the document.


Part-time doctors

A British Medical Association poll in the UK has found that 58 per cent of doctors graduationg in the UK in 2006 were female - up from 51 per cent in 1995.

One in five (21 per cent) of female doctors said that they expected to work part-time for most of their careers, compared with 4 per cent of men.

This means that it is considerably more expensive to provide a full-time female doctor. Add to this the fact that she is entitled to paid maternity leave for each child she has, whilst her replacement has also to be paid, and it's little wonder that NHS costs are continually escalating.

It's only in the public sector, which is constantly featherbedded by the British tax payer that this sort of gross extravagance can occur. The private sector business which followed such a policy would soon be out of business. Hence the large number of men in the private sector boardroom.

Why women will never achieve wage parity with men

Even women are now coming to accept the truth of this. This is a quote from an article by Merryn Somerset Webb, editress of Money Week writing in The Spectator of 21 July 2007:

People move jobs a lot in the financial world, so whenever you hire someone you do so in the full knowledge that you risk losing them after five years or so. But when you hire a woman, particularly a woman between 30 and 45, you do so in the knowledge that the risk of losing her is substantially higher than average. She will probably take maternity leave, and she may never come back: once you've been out of the City for six months, and taken an objective view on how boring your job actually was, it's tempting just to stay at home. Those that do come back will be short of six months' worth of market knowledge and client schmoozing.

They've also cost around 90 per cent of their salary for the six months they have spent attending baby-massage classes with the ladies from their birthing group. Worse, once she's had one child, the odds of losing a woman who has returned to work rise even further: most want to have more than one child, and many more women give up work after the second than the first.

The City is all about discounting current prices to take account of future risks. In that sense, paying women less than men is, unfortunately, the right thing to do; as is attempting to reduce the pay and responsibility of women who return from maternity leave and are now higher risk than ever. City salaries don't just reflect the value of the work you do now; they also reflect the percieved value of work you do in the future. So women get paid less. It's equal pay for equal work, but not quite as the rest of the world understands it. And until men start taking proper paternity leave, that's the way it will stay.