I decided to bring something positive to this blog
Here is something else I am positive about:
Compare and contrast
Well that's enough of being positive. This pushes my buttons. What the hell is this supposed to achieve. He has already breached a restraining order and a suspended sentence. Is it supposed to reassure the victim or further demean her ?
Time and again, abusive men get away with light sentences. I cannot say whether it is lack of judicial training or conscious or unconscious bias. The sentences handed down in some cases clearly is not a sufficient deterrent, otherwise they would not breach their restraining orders, or further abuse their victims.
I am positive that this needs to change, a victim focused process from report to court, not the muddle we currently have to face as victims , with the perpetrator controlling the situation even after the victim has had the guts to speak out.