Do you still beat your wife partner?

Rosie Batty is calling on men

to reflect on their role in discouraging family violence.

Then there is a web questionnaire. Not only am I at serious risk of being a wife-beater, I now suspect I could be a mass-murderer too.

FATHERS DAY SURVEY
1. What would be the split in time you and your partner spend on the following:
Housework
I do the majority
It’s a 50/50 split
My partner does the majority

Planning family activities
I do the majority
It’s a 50/50 split
My partner does the majority

Dealing with school stuff
I do the majority
It’s a 50/50 split
My partner does the majority

Talking to your kids about their day and how they feel
I do the majority
It’s a 50/50 split
My partner does the majority

Keeping track of important milestones
I do the majority
It’s a 50/50 split
My partner does the majority

2. Do you talk to your children about the different way men and women are portrayed in popular culture – eg TV, media, online games?
Yes
No

3. If you have a son, do you let them know that being a man doesn’t involve aggression and control?
Yes
No

4. If you have a daughter, do you compliment her courage and leadership?
Yes
No

5. Do you unwittingly reinforce harmful gender stereotypes with comments like ‘don’t be such a girl’ or in the activities you encourage your children to do?
Often
Occasionally
No

6. If age appropriate, do you talk to your kids about sex, consent and safety in relationships?
Yes
No

I suspect that I’m going to have to forbid my daughters from making me breakfast in bed next Father’s Day – clearly that’s just setting them up for a life on abuse at the hands of their husbands partners.

Update: That’s a bit disappointing.

We are not going to give you a survey score. Instead we’ll ask you to take the time to share this survey with three of your mates.

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113 Responses to Do you still beat your wife partner?

  1. hzhousewife

    No question about who brings the money into the house – oh, that’s right, no-one has to do that, the gummint has got that sorted.

  2. a reader

    To get your results you have to give them an email address. That sounds suspiciously like a North Korean election.

  3. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    There appears to be no answer which says ‘Sod off swampy!’ or ‘Why did you hand over your kid to be killed by a man you knew was a lunatic?’

    The biased assumptions in the questions are astounding too.

    If you have a son, do you let them know that being a man doesn’t involve aggression and control?

    So the question assumes that:
    1/ all men are aggressive and controlling
    2/ aggression is bad in all circumstances
    3/ seeking to control a situation is bad in all circumstances

    Which is the far left femenazi view, innit?

    Therefore this is a steaming heap of luvvie ordure.

  4. Sinclair Davidson

    a reader – see my update.

  5. struth

    If I was writng a psycho thriller the main vile character could not have a better name than Rosie Batty.

  6. Rosie Batty is calling on men to reflect on their role in discouraging family violence.

    What a disgusting, brainless grub.

    There are tens of thousands of cops (mostly men) who tear their hair out each day trying to convince women to press charges against abusive male partners.

    Men do enough. (Mostly female) enablers are the problem.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    My son was building an aeroplane out of Duplo this week and tried to put a female in the cockpit. I told him off.

  8. a reader

    a reader – see my update.

    I wonder if you get put on a potential offenders register?

  9. Grigory M

    My son was building an aeroplane out of Duplo this week and tried to put a female in the cockpit. I told him off.

    Hopefully, you mentioned to him the old Chinese proverb:

    “Woman who fly plane upside down, sure to have crack up.”

  10. Lem

    Then there is a web questionnaire. Not only am I at serious risk of being a wife-beater, I now suspect I could be a mass-murderer too.

    Worse than that. You’re an economist of the Austrian School.

    Get your failings into perspective.

  11. chrisl

    Yes I still beat my wife (at scrabble)

  12. Chris M

    She sounds like an Emily lister – written like a typical man-hater. Would be interesting to know how she treated her husband years ago.

  13. Shy Ted

    I beat my wife. I beat her at Scrabble, Monopoly, tennis and golf. I beat my wife up in the morning – to get to work. I beat my wife to paying the bills. I beat her to getting the car serviced and to ordering new tyres. I also beat the kids at all these things. They don’t want me to let them win, they like the challenge. My wife beats me, to making the kids school lunches and evening meals, the laundry and cleaning and so on. Rose Battery, my household is a functional one. You may not know anything about that.

  14. Sinclair Davidson

    Having reflected I now realise that telling my sons from time to time to “stop being a dick” is inappropriate. I will say “Stop being a non-gender specific person”. Mind you, telling my children to stop doing anything shows my commitment to a hierarchical control structure. I will reflect on that too.

  15. Here’s the thing. I don’t want to have ill will towards Rosie Batty and I feel genuinely sorry for her. Then she creates a survey to reinforce her world view and force it on others, to accuse them of enabling or creating domestic violence. It’s hard to not feel resentment towards her when she throws any sympathy back in your face and she is utterly lacks any self awareness.

  16. Lem

    One of my patient’s asked me if she could fly 24 hours after her surgery.

    “Not if your in the cockpit!” I said gleefully.

    This was not a sexist statement. She was a QANTAS 747 pilot.

    True story, but probably I would be dragged off and beaten by the medical board if they didn’t have the safety perspective.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Just remember that Rosie’s only qualifications are that she handed her son over to a psychopath who had previously threatened to kill him and who had been found with child pornography.

    I won’t be lectured to by that woman. Well not until she gets a Tafe diploma in man hating or whatnot.

  18. Lem

    I won’t be lectured to by that woman. Well not until she gets a Tafe diploma in man hating or whatnot.

    They come appended to the birth certificate now, no need for higher educashun.

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles #1787555, posted on September 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Here’s the thing. I don’t want to have ill will towards Rosie Batty

    Batty’s reported behaviour prior to and immediately after the tragic event indicates she is unwell and suffers an undiagnosed mental illness something akin to Borderline Personality Disorder.

  20. struth

    Australian of the year?
    Why ?
    Achievements?

  21. Sinclair Davidson

    To be fair campaigning against domestic violence is a valuable activity – being a man hater isn’t.

  22. GregJ

    Housework
    – My wife does the majority. [In fact, she does the lot; but there wasn’t a box for that.]

    Family planning activities
    – My wife does the majority. [In fact, she pretty much organises the lot, but again, there wasn’t a box for that.]

    Dealing with school stuff
    – Thankfully we no longer have to deal with this sort of stuff, but when we did my wife took care of the lot.

    Talking to kids about their day etc
    – Oh for God sakes, give me a break!

    Keeping track of important milestones
    – My wife does the lot – 100% – and thank God she does because otherwise we’d all get nothing!

    2 – NO. What a stupid and ridiculous suggestion.

    3 – NO. I expect he will just know this by way of example.

    4 – NO. Why on earth should I single out my daughter to discuss these things with?

    5 – YES. And, frankly, I would think that Rosie Batty is probably the last person to be giving tips on appropriate child care.

    6 – NO. Because it is none of my business what they want to do with their bits, and the less I know about it the better.

  23. Lem

    Australian of the year?
    Why ?
    Achievements?

    What do you mean? This is the highest accolade in a country where victimhood exceeds all other virtues. A country where millions of people are recipients of disability payments of various kinds. A country that knows the true inner grit necessary to just wake up everyday and repeat your self validating mantras whilst continually reflecting on the bad hand you were dealt for something someone said to you in grade 2 at little lunch.

    To grow up, reproduce with a psychopath, and celebrate the fact you (but not your child) survived his murderous rampage deserves all the honours a nation determined to project these crimes onto every other Australian male, can bestow.
    Simples.

  24. Armchair Spaceman

    My sons get enough gender-neutral psycho-sanitisation from their school(s). IMO they need me for balance.

  25. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Here’s the thing. I don’t want to have ill will towards Rosie Batty

    I struggle not to – her actions helped get her son killed and is now a member of the feminazi chorus.

    Certainly I will not be lectured to by her or regard any of her commentary as having the slightest value.

  26. struth

    Thanks Lem.
    Just wondering.

  27. jupes

    7. If your partner is a violent psychopath and fan of child porn, do you let them have access to your kids?

    8. If you answer yes to question 7 and your child is murdered, do you blame the police?

  28. Walter Plinge

    Just remember that Rosie’s only qualifications are that she handed her son over to a psychopath who had previously threatened to kill him and who had been found with child pornography.

    Doubtless prior to marriage and children there were clear signs Rose’s husband-to-be was a nutter. These things rarely arise out of the blue. Rose Batty’s story is a tragedy but one compounded by poor judgement.

    As for the on-line survey…what a load of bollocks. Stereotyped tosh. Beside which it doesn’t work if you’re a grandfather. I’m proud my children were raised on conventional gender-appropriate roles within a family that recognised there is women’s work and men’s work. They are now doing a great job with children of their own so clearly something was done right.

  29. Lem

    Certainly I will not be lectured to by her or regard any of her commentary as having the slightest value.

    And therein lies the insult. To publish such a questionnaire carries the implication that all men are somehow potential wifebeating misogynists, and is a gross insult to the serious issue of domestic abuse.

    To be fair to Rosie Batty, the men in her sphere may not have been the greatest examples, so perhaps her awful experience has skewed her perceptions of the world.

    But does she really think these horrible individuals are taking online surveys on Father’s Day, reflecting and thinking, “By cripes! I must stop belting the wife!” and then having self organised group therapy with like minded individuals?

  30. We are not going to give you a survey score. Instead we’ll ask you to take the time to share this survey with three of your mates.

    My god this just loads up on stereotypes, no scores, every child receives a medal, etc.

  31. Giffy

    I feel some resentment towards this self-regarding woman with her absurd questionnaire.

  32. Walter Plinge

    We are not going to give you a survey score. Instead we’ll ask you to take the time to share this survey with three of your mates.

    Big problem there. Those mates won’t be mates for long as it’s tantamount to saying you suspect they’re wife beaters.
    Luckily this is not a problem for me as I decline to have mates. And in the interests of family harmony I won’t send it to my son and son-in-law.

  33. Toiling Mass

    Precisely my thoughts, Frank.

    A participation frickin’ certificate.

    Perhaps Batty had a momentary flash of insight – she realised that if she provided scores normal Australian guys (treating the survey as the joke she, at some level, must realise it is) would start comparing and bragging.

    Likely their wives(who had rather better aptitude with husbands than Rosie) would too.

  34. PeterF

    Why didn’t they have an equivalent survey on Mothers Day. The scariest thing about this is they want your name and email.Most surveys don’t ask you for identification. You can enter anyone’s name and email, where is the privacy consideration from a group I have never heard of.

  35. a reader

    Why didn’t they have an equivalent survey on Mothers Day. The scariest thing about this is they want your name and email.Most surveys don’t ask you for identification. You can enter anyone’s name and email, where is the privacy consideration from a group I have never heard of.

    and what are they going to do with them? put you on a potential violent offenders list?

  36. goatjam

    I’m getting pretty sick of this crap. I’m not guilty of anything so fuck off Rosie Batty you sexist cow.

  37. The most physically violent relationships are:
    a. Heterosexual, or
    b. Male homosexual, or
    c. Female homosexual (lesbian)

    Answer: c. Female homosexual (lesbian)

  38. struth

    She is divisive.
    She is a broken individual.
    She has problems that she needs to seek professional help for.
    She is not Australian of the year material
    Never was.
    The point here is how fucked up is the Australian of the year award.
    When was the last deserving recipient?
    We have been putting up with the left capturing everything.
    I honestly can’t remember the last deserving recipient.

  39. goatjam

    To be fair to Rosie Batty, the men in her sphere may not have been the greatest examples, so perhaps her awful experience has skewed her perceptions of the world.

    Unless those men were her father and uncles then she can take the blame for her poor bloody choices. She is a despicable bitch.

  40. Fred

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Rosie Batty’s son was killed by a man that had four (4) arrests warrants out for him.

    I would love to hear Rosie Batty say that enforcing an arrest warrant should be a higher order priority for Police than harassing motorists for petty driving offences, marching in gay parades and issuing tickets to jaywalkers and helmet-less cyclists.

    I won’t hold my breath though.

  41. goatjam

    The point here is how fucked up is the Australian of the year award.

    It is fucked up beyond redemption. The pathetic Abbott government should have withdrawn funding from it 2 years ago.

  42. The point here is how fucked up is the Australian of the year award.
    When was the last deserving recipient?

    Struth, that’s be Ian Frazer in 2006. (Developed a cervical cancer vaccine).

  43. john constantine

    So has someone filled out the survey for the shortfilth?.

  44. Fat Tony

    I feel sorry for little Luke – murdered like that by his father. I got home from work that day and the first thing i did was hug my little guy who was the same age. My little fella wondered why i had tears in my eyes at the time but I just couldn’t tell him what had happened.

  45. john of dandenong

    The young death of Rosie’s son Luke was tragic. His killing was even more so. I am extremely uncomfortable with the government and press lionisation of Rosie in the cause of child abuse. After all, Rosie chose to marry Luke’s father and, in my opinion, must share to some extent, the environment that led to Luke’s killing. Perhaps some details may emerge from an inquest.

    I have just happily celebrated ‘fathers’ day and my 3 grandsons have, this year, celebrated their ‘fathers’ day. I come from a long line of ‘non-bashers of family’ as do the vast majority of Australian men.

    As a male, I am totally sick of being branded by the left-wing, loudmouthed, useless idiots in this society as being a child molester, wife-basher, mysoginist, and the source of every thing evil in this world. Society has got to the stage where, should a little old lady fall over in front me I probably would not assist for fear of being accused of something by the likes of Slater & Gordon.

    Beware. Recall the ‘latent’ memory daughter abuse crap that was proposed and accepted by our left-wing legal eagles and judges as genuine and they gaoled innocent fathers over several years.

  46. john constantine

    The vital importance of a gender balance in the primary school teacher roster is illustrated by this.

    Without fifty percent males [even swampfilth] kids are going to be tag-teamed by werebats at school all day, and single mothers all night.

    Seriously, getting ‘all men are evil, the totalitarian state is the only thing that can save you from men’ indoctrinated into developing brains 24/7 is going to churn out a morass of non-facts, non-figures clones, either medicated to control their male instincts if bloke children, or medicated to control their indoctrinated anxiety if sheila children.

  47. Boosting testosterone can promote generosity, but only when there is no threat of competition, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that testosterone is implicated in behaviors that help to foster and maintain social relationships, indicating that its effects are more nuanced than previously thought.

    Here

  48. Ragu

    We are not going to give you a survey score. Instead we’ll ask you to take the time to share this survey with three of your mates.

    There is no score and never intended to be a score, it’s a bloody ruse. Survey by stealth.

    Wait for a compliant media and endless Batty interviews that go through the results whining that only X% of men do the housework, only X% of men remember anniversary dates et bloody cetera

    Women are doomed!11!

  49. However, in the absence of threat or competition testosterone creates fierce protectiveness, generosity and prosocial behavior.

    Here

  50. Gab

    How much did this utterly pointless and inane survey cost the taxpayer?

  51. Mortality rates for men aged 25 to 64 are:
    300 per cent higher than women for suicide.
    243 per cent higher for accidents and injury.
    161 per cent higher for diseases of the circulatory system.
    122 per cent higher for diseases of the digestive system.
    18 per cent higher for all cancers.
    Source: Department of Health and Ageing, Development of a National Men’s Health Policy

  52. Beware. Recall the ‘latent’ memory daughter abuse crap that was proposed and accepted by our left-wing legal eagles and judges as genuine and they gaoled innocent fathers over several years.

    Or, the satanic abuse hysteria in America. That was truly awful.

  53. Ellen of Tasmania

    It’s not so much man-hating as masculinity-hating. They somehow think that if they can stop men being masculine then women will be safer. Not so. Women are safer when their own men protect them.

    And when the law allows them to do so.

    Instead of teaching boys to be effeminate, we should teach them to use their strength and leadership to protect and defend.

  54. When told that men committed suicide at a much higher rate than women, Eva Cox AO stated,

    “At least they’re getting something right”

    Separately Eva Cox AO has stated,

    “They’re (men) determined to be victims.”

    Eva Cox AO was honoured on an Australian stamp just like our male VC winners.

  55. nilk

    We are not going to give you a survey score. Instead we’ll ask you to take the time to share this survey with three of your mates.

    And a herd of obstreperous Cats.

  56. Ellen of Tasmania

    “A boy in the street made a beastly joke about Queen Susan,” said Prince Corin, “so I knocked him down. He ran howling into a house and his big brother came out. So I knocked the big brother down. Then they all followed me until we ran into three old men with spears who are called the Watch. So I fought with the Watch and they knocked me down. It was getting dark by now. Then the Watch took me along to lock me up somewhere. So I asked them if they’d like a stoup of wine and they said they didn’t mind if they did. Then I took them to a wine shop and got them some and they all sat down and drank till they fell asleep. I thought it was time for me to be off so I came out quietly and then I found the first boy – the one who had started all the trouble – still hanging about. So I knocked him down again.”

    (The Horse and His Boy by C S Lewis)

  57. Lem

    The problem with Rosie Batty’s campaign is that it has strayed from domestic violence campaigning into some sort of undefined commentary on what it is to be a father. I quote this from the ABC article Sinclair posted:

    Ms Batty said it is not about getting a pass or fail — it was about taking a deeper look at traditional roles.

    “It’s for you to consider what is the role of a father in your household, and how could it be better balanced when it comes to being involved in the kids,” she said.

    Rosie Batty was given this award I suppose as an activist against violent males who beat their wives and even kill their children. These are deeply disturbed individuals, and there behaviour is not traditional.

    But somehow she has gotten them confused with all males.

    Yes, Rosie let’s look at traditional male roles: perfectly normal men who are husbands, fathers, providers, protectors.

    And Rosie, it is about pass or fail. The kind of man you married was a big fail. The kind of men most women marry and procreate are very passable indeed, at least as passable as the females they partner.

    Don’t project.

  58. duncanm

    3. If you have a son, do you let them know that being a man doesn’t involve aggression and control?
    4. If you have a daughter, do you compliment her courage and leadership?

    the equality – it burns. Of my children, the girl is the most controlling. Go figure.

    I’m with many posters here – I want to feel for her, but she tars all men with her husband’s brush, and she has some serious issues. Unfortunately, the usual suspects encourage her.

    Vale Luke – you didn’t deserve such – and your memory been pushed aside for god knows what.

  59. Combine Dave

    What do you mean? This is the highest accolade in a country where victimhood exceeds all other virtues. A country where millions of people are recipients of disability payments of various kinds. A country that knows the true inner grit necessary to just wake up everyday and repeat your self validating mantras whilst continually reflecting on the bad hand you were dealt for something someone said to you in grade 2 at little lunch.

    To grow up, reproduce with a psychopath, and celebrate the fact you (but not your child) survived his murderous rampage deserves all the honours a nation determined to project these crimes onto every other Australian male, can bestow.
    Simples.

    I’d better get my os citizenship.

  60. duncanm

    To be fair – at least the ABC didn’t misquote Warwick Marsh (dads4kids):

    But he added that a lot of figures about fathers being violent in the home had been “exaggerated”.
    “A statistical reality, as unfortunate as it is, is that more mothers kill children than fathers,” he said.

  61. candy

    My opinion is that this is just about Ms Batty having a media personality and perhaps some high paying job.

    Perhaps she is working in a shelter for women under threat from violent partners, and then I might think differently about her.

  62. JohnA

    john of dandenong #1787624, posted on September 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    The young death of Rosie’s son Luke was tragic. His killing was even more so. I am extremely uncomfortable with the government and press lionisation of Rosie in the cause of child abuse. After all, Rosie chose to marry Luke’s father and, in my opinion, must share to some extent, the environment that led to Luke’s killing. Perhaps some details may emerge from an inquest.

    Are you sure about that jod? His name (God, we’ve forgotten already!) is/was Greg Anderson (and yes, I had to search for it).

    Because I recall, as will many others here, that the Coroner in the inquest of Jadyn Lesky, when handing down his report and findings, asked the rueful but perceptive question “Why are there so many surnames in these cases?”

  63. calli

    I appear to be married to a very dangerous man. I must warn my children.

  64. Rabz

    Bluddee hell. This country truly is stuffed, thanks to leftist idiots (BIRM).

    Is there a more preposterous figure in this country than that Batty woman?

    Well, apart from Tits Peanuthead and the rest.

  65. Andrew

    Yeah, you’re getting my email you psycho biatch!

  66. Rabz

    His name

    I never knew it in the first place – even after the death of that poor child. Just as we should never have known the name of Jill Meagher’s killer, because he should have been languishing in gaol for numerous previous grievous crimes.

  67. stackja

    Lionel Murphy created most of this anti-men hysteria. Intentionally? Maybe.

  68. Monkey's Uncle

    Rosie Batty is typical of those feminists who want to blame men collectively for their own poor choices in men. ‘The personal is the political’ basically means taking your own personal issues and baggage, and projecting them onto wider society.

    Batty is not primarily responsible for what her psycho ex did. But she probably could have done more to prevent it than random men across society as a whole, whose feet she seems to want to hold to the fire over this.

    Moreover, it is utter lunacy to use the death of a male child to promote some narrative about ‘violence against women’. Poor kid. He never would have had a chance in life with two whackjob parents.

  69. Ellen of Tasmania

    I like the cut of Corin’s jib.

    Best buy a copy of the book now, to read to your kids, Dot. They’ll ban it soon enough. Remember, this is the one with Calormen – Tarkaans & turbans and Tash. I guess they’ll skip it in the Narnia movie-making.

    It’s my favourite.

  70. rickw

    This is all merely part of the war on masculinity. Beta’s only thanks.

  71. Crossie

    To get your results you have to give them an email address. That sounds suspiciously like a North Korean election.

    They are not interested in your opinion, your email address is the product they will sell to a third party.

  72. calli

    It’s my favourite.

    Mine too.

    In fact, Aravis the Tarkheena is a great example for little girls.

  73. jumpnmcar

    “A statistical reality, as unfortunate as it is, is that more mothers kill children than fathers,” he said.

    Before and after the childs birth.

  74. Crossie

    Is there a more preposterous figure in this country than that Batty woman?

    Well, apart from Tits Peanuthead and the rest.

    There is a tendency to select flawed people to push a cause though usually those who have actually overcome their flaws. Not so on this case.

  75. rebel with cause

    The latest feminist meme is that ‘gender inequality’ is the root cause of domestic violence. This opens up a new front to attack traditional gender roles. Basically, if you believe there is any difference between the sexes then you condone violence against women.

  76. Kurt

    So her relationship was so bad she drove her husband mental. She hurt him so extensively over such a long period of time that it resulted in him hating her so passionately he was willing to kill his own flesh and blood to get back at her. Of course, women normally only hate their ex-partner so much they psychologically poison their child with hatred against their own father to hurt him. Well in this case it worked. Look what she got in return.

    And this woman is giving the rest of us advice on relationships.

  77. nilk

    I’m pretty sure that Ms. Batty wasn’t married to Luke’s father. I couldn’t find the link I was looking for, but I did find this interesting open letter to Rosie over at A Voice For Men.

  78. Snoopy

    So her relationship was so bad she drove her husband mental. She hurt him so extensively over such a long period of time that it resulted in him hating her so passionately he was willing to kill his own flesh and blood to get back at her. Of course, women normally only hate their ex-partner so much they psychologically poison their child with hatred against their own father to hurt him. Well in this case it worked. Look what she got in return.

    And this woman is giving the rest of us advice on relationships.

    No, no. Rosie Batty is a blameless saint.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    They were never married.

  80. nilk

    I think her ex had problems already in the mental department, but she certainly hasn’t helped matters.

    She said Anderson’s abuse began shortly after they met in 1992, and increased after she fell pregnant in 2001.

    So she knew he was abusive but still stayed with him.

  81. They were never married.

    I’ve a feeling it’s a whole lot more dysfunctional than just that. Time has dulled my memory. I spend about half a second per year thinking about Rosie Batty.

  82. Gary in Erko

    share this survey with three of your mates

    Is matesses a subset of mates?

  83. slackster

    She said Anderson’s abuse began shortly after they met in 1992, and increased after she fell pregnant in 2001.

    Fell pregnant to who is the question yet to be answered- why do people presume Greg Anderson Is Luke’s father?

  84. Megan

    I’m not sure that they even lived together for more than a very brief period. They definitely never married. She knew he was mentally unstable but still felt it was important to let him spend time with Luke. Big mistake. I read some bizarre thing recently about her calm appearance at the press conference immediately after Luke’s murder where she said something about a traumatic experience as a child herself which enables her to strictly control her emotional responses. Sounds like a form of depersonalisation or detachment disorder. That poor kid never had a chance.

  85. MareeS

    well, we had a nice Fathers Day, lunch with the daughter who adores her dad, son finally came out of the surf, no issues in this family.

  86. squawkbox

    Was going to send my old man some Father’s day greetings, but perhaps I should instead go to church and give thanks that I survived my childhood. My father would have scored zero on every question, despite being the gentlest man alive. I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I have heard him even raise his voice.

  87. C.L.

    Rosie Batty is calling on men

    to reflect on their role in discouraging family violence.

    The worst family violence is perpetrated by women.
    It’s called abortion.

  88. Damien Spillane

    Batty was preaching her DV bullshit within 24hrs of her son’s death. She’s a disgusting opportunist.

  89. I find this woman offensive. The last Ozzie of the Year, the Goodes fellow, was offensive too. I am a man and white therefore I am a wife-beating racist it seems.

    I think everyone should vote for me to be the Ozzie of the year next year. I will have a LOT to say.

  90. outsider

    I feel better about Mark Latham now. This woman is an idiot issuing formulas for living to adults.

  91. Bribiejohn

    Men need to be careful they don’t fall into the trap that is being set, and allow ourselves to become the mirror image of feminazism.

    Dr. Ben Carson hit the nail on the head when he said,”We (the American people) are not each others enemies. The enemies are those people behind the curtain jerking everybody’s chains and trying to divide us up by age, by race, by income” And, may I suggest, by gender.

  92. Major Elvis Newton

    Much like the breast cancer movement has hijacked Mother’s Day, Rosie Batty and her enablers seem intent on turning Father’s Day into a day of shame and more disappointingly, Domestic Violence Day.

    To the 99.97% of father’s who are wonderful human beings and don’t fit Batty’s desperate and generalised stereotype, I hope you had a Happy Fathers Day and reflected on how lucky you are to be a Dad.

    I know I did.

  93. Michel Lasouris

    In my mind, I transposed the first two words of Question Two. Carefully re-reading I see it poses “Planning Family Activities” and NOT “Family Planning Activities”…..Phew!

  94. Batty was preaching her DV bullshit within 24hrs of her son’s death.

    She is disturbed. She is best left alone.

  95. Roger

    Much like the breast cancer movement has hijacked Mother’s Day, Rosie Batty and her enablers seem intent on turning Father’s Day into a day of shame and more disappointingly, Domestic Violence Day.

    More than that, they have co-opted the whole issue of domestic violence for the feminist cause by labelling it “a gendered issue”.

    That is a lie.

    Anyone involved in the court system, from police to lawyers and magistrates, can testify to the violence women are capable of in the domestic sphere.

  96. Good luck teaching generations of fetal alcohol syndrome affected persons about their rights and why they should leave their partners. “Educating” people (presumably women from such a background) about domestic violence will be effective like a chocolate teapot.

    How in christ’s name do they think conferencing works if you have people who are borderline simpletons?

    This is a massive social problem and it is resolved by taking children off incompetent parents and actually locking up the mentally ill for their own protection.

    Politically incorrect, even more so for a libertarian but poor Luke had no chance with either parent. He should have been in the care of an aunt, uncle, grandparents or adopted elsewhere.

  97. Des Deskperson

    ‘The point here is how fucked up is the Australian of the year award’.

    Here are the last 10 winners:

    2015: Batty
    2014: Goodes
    2013: Ita Buttrose
    2012: Geoffrey Rush
    2011: Simon McKeon
    2010: Patrick MGorry
    2009: Gustave Nossall
    2008: Lee Kernaghan
    2007: Tim Flannery
    2006: Ian Frazer

    Of these, only three – McGorry, Nossal and Fraser (dunno enough about McKeon) – come anywhere near the types of people that a grown up country ought to be celebrating.

  98. Oh come on

    Seeing as though Rosie Batty sees fit to quiz me about my parenting habits, responsibilities, and general attitudes towards my manhood, I request that Rosie Batty complete the following survey:

    In the event that a mentally ill former spouse with a history of violence requests to have unsupervised access to your child in spite of a restraining order, would you

    a) always allow your former spouse unsupervised access to your child
    b) sometimes allow your former spouse unsupervised access to your child
    c) occasionally allow your former spouse unsupervised access to your child
    d) never allow your spouse unsupervised access to your child, and call the police so they can deal with the matter

    In the event that a violent former partner of yours who was legally forbidden to have access to your child murdered your child due to the fact you had granted your partner access, which best describes your perspective on the matter:

    a) your actions and judgement at that time were a primary cause of your child’s murder, therefore you feel tremendous personal guilt
    b) your actions and judgement at that time contributed somewhat to the murder of your child, therefore you feel partly responsible, but other entities such as government agencies and the policies they enforce – as well as other factors such as society’s (and particularly men’s) attitudes to the status of women and domestic etc – also share some responsibility in not preventing the murder of your child
    c) your actions and judgement at that time could not have prevented the murder of your child, and other entities such as government agencies and the policies they enforce – as well as other factors such as society’s (and particularly men’s) attitudes to the status of women and domestic violence etc – are responsible for not preventing the murder of your child

    After having seen a child of yours with fatal injuries taken away in an ambulance, whereupon you never see them alive again, how likely would it be that your reaction to this and the knowledge of their death would cause you to hold a press conference a few hours later decrying society’s attitudes towards domestic violence, dealing with mental health etc

    a) Highly unlikely. I strongly doubt I would be able to function properly having just gone through such an experience, let alone front a bank of television cameras
    b) Possible. I feel I could front a bank of television cameras if doing so could be of some benefit
    c) Highly likely. It is essential that my child’s murder not be in vain, and I need to be in the vanguard of social change so this never happens to anyone else’s child

    As you were the legal guardian of your son at the time of his murder and could have prevented your former spouse from having the opportunity to murder your son, do you feel

    a) it would be wrong not to acknowledge your own role in the event when discussing it with the media and in your various capacities as AOTY, head of the Luke Batty Foundation, advocate for victims of DV etc
    b) your role in the event was minor and it is not essential to mention this when discussing the event with the media and in your various capacities as AOTY, head of the Luke Batty Foundation, advocate for victims of DV etc
    c) your role in the event is inconsequential to the event, and it would be irrelevent to discuss this with the media and in your various capacities as AOTY, head of the Luke Batty Foundation, advocate for victims of DV etc

    Does anyone else have any questions they’d like to add to the survey for Rosie Batty?

  99. Stan

    Dang, I went to all the effort of giving “inappropriate” answers and they don’t even give me a fail!

  100. Stan

    Oh come one: That was epic. And spot on.

  101. DB

    Pretty average effort by Rosie Batty co-opt Fathers Day with a survey clearly skewed to portray fathers as lazy, child-neglecting wife beaters.
    Where are questions on income earning? Lawn mowing and yard duties? Home repairs?
    How about a shout out instead to the 99% of fathers who provide for their wives and kids?
    The war on men and fatherhood continues.

  102. Kurt

    Nanustalker,
    Interesting article. Kind of reminded me of another event around the same time which seems to have fallen off the media radar. A mother killed not one, not 2, but 5 of her children and a niece as well I think. Like the article says, women’s violence seems to be trivialized and I would add quicky forgotten as an ‘inconvienent truth’.

  103. @SeditionaryI

    “My son was building an aeroplane out of Duplo this week and tried to put a female in the cockpit. I told him off.”

    A beer for that man! A beer I say!

  104. Memoryvault

    Oh come on
    #1788134, posted on September 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    +1 – Spot on, OCO.

  105. Megan

    My view entirely OCO. And there are a lot of people of my acquaintance who are beginning to express their annoyance with Ms Batty and her Super Victim status. Just last week a close friend compared the media treatment of Rosie with What Lindy Chamberlain endured, and wondered where the hell we are going.

  106. Oh come on

    Rosie Batty has placed herself fair and square in Mother Sheehan territory. I’m sorry about her dead son, but it’s time to dispense with the sensitivities one would naturally extend to a grieving parent whose child has been killed. Batty is using this as a political shield. Consequently, it is reasonable to have a more frank and honest public discussion about the precise nature of Batty’s role was in the murder of her son, as this would appear to be highly relevant to the positions she’s adopted since her son was murdered, and these positions ever so conveniently absolve her of any responsibility for her son’s death whilst showering her with sympathy, admiration and (one presumes) provides her with a comfortable livelihood, to boot.

  107. Oh come on

    Consequently, it is reasonable to have a more frank and honest public discussion about the precise nature of Batty’s role was in the murder of her son, as this would appear…

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