Men raping women – a disturbing world wide trend

Men raping women – a disturbing world wide trend

Read my Facebook post about the disturbing trend about women being raped and sexually assaulted by men that went viral last week..

 

Well, I just watched quite a disturbing story on 60 Minutes about three expat girls who were drugged and raped overseas in South Korea and Japan. The most worrying part of course was the role by the local authorities in failing to prosecute any of the perpetrators. In fact , if it wasn’t terrible enough that they were subjected to this horror….they were even asked meaningless questions like “What were you wearing? or “Why were you drinking in a bar?”….questions that intentionally place the focus on the victims while the perpetrator becomes invisible.

All this of course is part of a disturbing trend around the world where men or “male culture” feel its not only ok,.. but somehow their right to rape, sexually assault or objectify women. This “normalization” is suddenly occurring across the globe. South Africa, parts of Africa and South America are all reporting a disturbing trend of women being raped and gang raped on mass.

Of course there are very worrying signs much closer to home with our wonderful aliasthe USA – last year there were over 100 000 reports of sexual assault against female students – by college boys – simply amongst the top 100 US colleges alone. Yes that right, those figures are correct…and here’s the kicker… only 2% of these reports ever leads to a prosecution. WHY? because the prosecution of a rape charge would not look too good on the colleges own “report card”. (Its all about the money folks)

So just like the backward degenerate corrupt police offices in third world countries…..the board and administrators of some of the most prestigious colleges in the US also cover up these sexual assault charges and do their best to persuade these female victims ofthe futility of taking any further action (don’t believe me? Google the documentary – “The Hunting Grounds”).

Since when do so many men around the world now feel its ok to rape women?..what’s happening in our world?

BUT….here’s the real question….Why do so many “good” men stand by and do nothing and allow this to happen? In doing nothing we are simply complicit in allowing this rise in sexual assaults against women to continue to rise.

What’s the answer? Well, maybe its a small word called “fatherhood”. What we desperately need right now are for fathers everywhere to raise boys to not only respect and protect women. But perhaps even more important is that we raise courageous boyswith a strong moral compass who will “confront other men” and DEFEND women against any man who thinks its his god given right to dominate, violate or assault any womathe futility of taking any further action (don’t believe me? Google the documentary – “The Hunting Grounds”).

Since when do so many men around the world now feel its ok to rape women?..what’s happening in our world?

BUT….here’s the real question….Why do so many “good” men stand by and do nothing and allow this to happen? In doing nothing we are simply complicit in allowing this rise in sexual assaults against women to continue to rise.

What’s the answer? Well, maybe its a small word called “fatherhood”. What we desperately need right now are for fathers everywhere to raise boys to not only respect and protect women. But perhaps even more important is that we raise courageous boys n,

Martin Luther King said it best…”Our world begins to end the moment we remain silent about things that matter”. Well…if anyone reading this has a daughter…..WAKE UP…THIS MATTERS!!

Subsequently , after this post went viral, one of the women in the 60 Minutes story who was raped saw my post and tracked me down. She rang me in my lounge room later that night to thank me personally for posting this on Facebook.

Lets raise strong courageous boys so we can put an end to this disturbing behaviour.

warm regards

D.B.

Maggie Dent on the dangers of too much screen time

Maggie Dent speaks on the danger of too much screen time

Maggie Dent speaks about dangers of too much screen time

Maggie Dent with Darrell Brown

As a speaker and author on Fatherhood I had the wonderful opportunity to interview the Australian Parenting Guru – Maggie Dent about the dangers of too much screen time for kids.   How much screen time is enough? How do we as parents find the right balance between screen time and home work. How is screen time effecting childhood obesity? What about outside play? Should kids be spending more time outside and less time on their screens? And finally…how is too much screen time effecting their socialization skills?

Watch this short ten minute video here on this link —->  Maggie Dent Interview

 

Keep watching these posts for more interviews with the amazing Maggie Dent as I discuss issues such as How much home work is too much for kids and even more importantly, at what age should home work start for young children?

I also discuss “absent fathers” and how important it is for children to have a stable, emotionally at6ached father in their life. So watch this site for more great interviews with parenting experts from around the world, and while your here, don’t forget to grab a copy of my highly acclaimed international best selling book -“Raised By Our Childhood Voices.

warm wishes

Darrell Brown

New book on Fatherhood promotional Video

New book on Fatherhood promotional Video – Watch my new promotional video for my Best selling book on Raising Boys

 Raised By Our Childhood Voices

I recently released a promotional video on “You Tube” for my international best selling book “Raised By Our Childhood Voices” The video is also an interesting insight into my early years fathering my boys. It contains snippets of presentations I have given around the country as well as home footage of myself with my two boys Cody and Taylor. I shot parts the video near my house here in Perth Western Australia. It features some of the wonderful coast line which is only 500 meters from my door step and a wonderful place to raise children.

I moved into this area when the boys were young and this is actually the route we take each morning to their school. We need to get kids of their screens and outdoors having fun, riding their bikes and exercising so as fathers we need to model this too them as well. This video features me doing the best I can to show the balance you need between work, play and exercise.  It was all shot on my Canon 7D – DSLR stills camera, with the help of my oldest boy Cody (now 16yrs old).

If you enjoy watching this video then please send the you tube link to your friends of perhaps share it on Facebook. I love being a Dad and my highest choice is that fathers everywhere get to experience how my love and joy it can bring to your life. My feeling is that many men today have been distracted from their primary responsibility of being a great father. Our boys need us now more then ever before.This video just might begin to sway them back the other way.

That’s my mission so please help me share it.

Enjoy!