I'm glad the march had meaning to you. Supporting the women in our lives is important.
That said, I have BIG problems with such things:
I stay away from them due to the contempt for male victims and their children which is the heart and soul of all DV activity today. Plus, I live in Canada where the women proudly refuse to allow men in such marches: Saving male life is strongly opposed here....
DV awarness month is also "hate male victims month" which is a great evil. All activity includes minimization and demonization of men and doubly so for men beaten or killed by their wife.
Furthermore, the contempt and discrimination facing battered men is directly tied to an increase in Sexual Molestation of children: Female DV offenders get children in divorce and that leads directly to a 34% increase in the risk those children will be molested, (using Canadian data, the US is similar....).
When DV awarness includes battered men and does not promote hate, then I will take part.
The men's movement has been spending a lot of time and effort this year to undo some of the hate: They have had little success. The joy in murder which is the current system is simply too strong and the level of hate too high.
Sorry to be a bummer. This is too important to leave as a feel good moment.
Say what you mean: Mean what you say.
Whatever you say: Say it with love.
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