A significant minority of mothers live daily lives, separated from their children and I am one of them. I have become very aware that my story although a nightmare is not unique...

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Positive thinking

 I decided to bring something positive to this blog



Here is something else I am positive about:

  Hull Daily Mail                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It seems reasonable doesn't it , being fined twice as much as the by the court for the theft. It may very well act as a deterrent.

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.

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