Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Forbes spreads misandry
In the May 22 Forbes Magazine article entitled"How Some Men Are Upending Domestic Violence Laws to Scam an Advantage in Divorce" Jeff Landers, a financial adviser, helps sell a book by a once-victim who warns women that abusive men are misusing domestic violence laws to falsely accuse and get DV convictions against their wives.
While we have compassion for the author of the featured book, her claims do not match the research. It's not women, but men who are more likely to be falsely accused of abuse. It's not men, but women who are more likely to make the false allegation.
2011 Nationwide False Allegations Phone Survey Results: * Three-quarters of the falsely accused persons were male. * Nearly seven in 10 of the accusers were female.
Lander's article is a misrepresentation of false allegations of domestic violence and DV arrests. In his quest to "exclusively advise affluent women throughout the United States before, during, and after divorce," Landry and Forbes Magazine are spreading misinformation, promoting fear and profiting from misandry.
We do not think this is acceptable! And we hope that you agree.
Please write or call Forbes Magazine and demand that they publish an article that refutes this misinformation.
Contact Forbes magazine:
Phone (800) 295-0893
Tell Forbes: "Correct the misinformation on domestic violence and end the misandry!"
Feel free to suggest they visit SAVE for accurate facts.
Please, contact Forbes right now.
Teri C. Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
P.O. Box 1221
Rockville, MD 20849
SAVE is a non-partisan 501(c)3 victim-advocacy organization working for evidence-based solutions to domestic violence.
Letters to the editor are no problem. It seems they are mixed up on the subject of domestic violence so it's up to us to set them straight. If we can write to politicians we can surely write to the media so let's do it.