Dark Secrets: Australia’s Hidden Shame – Prime 7 TV program with Ray Martin

June 1, 2017
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Acclaimed Australian journalist and presenter Ray Martin, returns to present a second major public affairs special for the network.

PRIME7 News presents an unflinching one hour special on domestic violence to bring light to the most common violent crime taking place across regional Australia.

DARK SECRETS: AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN SHAME brings attention to the courageous and often confronting experiences of those facing domestic violence, and the inspirational campaigners, community leaders, police officers and victims who are not going to sit back and let these crimes continue.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, call please 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au

Most of the program falls into the long-discredited ‘gendered violence’ narrative, using “women” instead of “victims” and “men” instead of “perpetrators”. It also gets its facts completely wrong about the gendered breakdown of family violence in Australia (claiming 90% of victims are female, when all the data show a third of victims are male).

However, it does include a small segment on male victims of domestic violence, interviewing two male victims and discussing some of the issues faced by male victims. This is quite groundbreaking – just a few years ago there is no way a program like this would have even acknowledged that male victims exist.

You can view the whole program at https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/a1/news/dark-secrets, or just the excerpt on male victims at https://youtu.be/–IoDHtUitQ.

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