Domestic violence: when bliss turns to biffs (and blokes can be on the receiving end of beatings in the home)

OECD Ministers and other global leaders will gather at the OECD in Paris this week to discuss how to prevent, address, and eradicate violence against women.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the conference on Wednesday, followed by a keynote address by French Minister Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State in Charge of Equality between Women and Men and Anti-Discrimination Policies.

Whether it is discriminatory to devote a conference to the prevention and eradication of violence against women could be the stuff of robust debate.

What about violence against men?

The allegations of film star Johnny Depp against his former wife, actress Amber Heard, go a small way to raising questions about the extent to which males are the victims of domestic violence.

It’s a tawdry case. Continue reading “Domestic violence: when bliss turns to biffs (and blokes can be on the receiving end of beatings in the home)”