The NSPCC is the leading child protection organization in the UK. It has a royal charter, and is the only child protection charity whose officers have some legal powers to intervene in specific instances of child abuse. But its real importance lies in the areas of lobbying and campaigning. It frequently runs major ‘awareness’ campaigns which figure prominently in both offline and online British media, usually involving either men being characterised as physically abusing both their wives and children, or else being demonised in straightforward anti-paedophile campaigns – the type that inform every parent in the country that their daughters are almost certain to be raped by a male predator the moment they go online behind their backs, and that the only way it can be prevented is by making a donation right now. The Royal Charter also mandates the NSPCC to campaign against bullying (more children in the UK commit suicide because of bullying than for any other reason), but that rarely seems to get a look in. Teens driving other teens to suicide just isn’t sexy, I guess.
Many supporters of the men’s movement believe that some of the topics I discuss on this website are not men’s rights issues. I feel that they are because they affect chiefly men, and they do so because they derive from the lobbying of organisations that hate men – organisations such as the NSPCC. If you are unsure that such organisations hate men, then please read to the end of this article. Once you have done that, please ask yourself whether the laws that these evil feminists create really only become men’s rights issues if they are applied in the courts differently to men and women.
This article kind of takes up where Angry Harry left off, in one of his essays last year. In that piece, he described how a woman who had just taken up a senior role at the NSPCC, a woman by the name of Marriane Hester, was a committed feminist who had already published some ridiculous research that claimed that WOMEN were three times more likely than men to be arrested in cases of domestic violence!
In fact, as this article will illustrate, virtually ALL of the senior research staff listed on the NSPCC website have a clear feminist background, and usually have a history of involvement in campaigns against ‘gendered violence’.
Marriane Hester – Professor of Child Sexual Exploitation, NSPCC
Marriane Hester was last year appointed the ludicrous role of NSPCC ‘professor of child sexual exploitation’. She was already professor of ‘gender, violence, and international policy’ at the University of Bristol. She appears to have earned her salary at that seat of learning by conducting numerous and essential comparitive studies into domestic violence, such as that between China and the UK. According to the blurb on her Bristol academic homepage, she has also been involved for a long time with the UK Rape Crisis Movement. But her most infamous contribution to human learning was the above mentioned study which claimed to show (in the words of the Guardian) :
While the vast majority of perpetrators of domestic violence are men, women are arrested in three of every 10 incidents and men in only one of 10.
Lorraine Radford (NSPCC Head of Research)
The first two of her chief research interests listed are ‘the impact of domestic violence upon children and on parenting, safe child contact arrangements’. Lorraine was well placed to judge whether Marriane Hester was qualified to earn the salary that a prestigious role such as ‘professor of child sexual exploitation’ no doubt brings. The two co-authored a book entitled ‘Mothering through Domestic Violence’, published in 2006.
Susana Corral – NSPCC Senior Research Officer
Susana is the first of three senior research officers. Her speciality appears to be in ‘intimate and dating violence’. Prior to working for the NSPCC, she had apparently conducted research into the maltreatment of women. Her bio also tells us that she completed her PHD in violence in dating relationships.
Are you beginning to detect a pattern?
Alison Jobe – NSPCC Senior Research Officer
The first paragaph of Alison’s NSPCC blurb reads :
Alison’s research interests are in the areas of gender based violence; violence prevention; trafficking; immigration and asylum policy; social exclusion; and children and young people’s rights.
Wouldn’t you expect, on the profile page of a leading staff member of Britain’s official child protection charity, that ‘children and young people’s rights’ would be listed first, not AFTER ‘gender based violence’ and all the other crap?
Alison has apparently had 7 pieces of research published, 6 of which relate to trafficking, and only 1 of which focuses on the rights of young people.
Sarah Gorin – NSPCC Senior Research Officer
Sarah Gorin has published a work looking at the impact of domestic violence upon children. but there doesn’t seem to be any obvious evidence of an overt feminist background or clear misandristic bias in her case.
Silvia Bovarnick – NSPCC Senior Research Officer
Silvia’s research interests are listed as…I hardly need to tell you, do I? Gendered violence, trafficking..blah, blah, blah
Patricia Hynes – NSPCC Senior Research Officer
Patricia earns her salary protecting British kiddies by studying : “forced migration; trafficking; refugee and asylum policy; social exclusion and inclusion; human rights; and the ethics of conducting research with migrant populations.” I’m sure Sun readers will be pleased to know that their donations are going to such a worthy cause.
Patricia has worked with the women’s refugee movement and completed her PHD from crappy Middlesex university by writing a billion words on the social exclusion of asylum seekers in the UK.
These are all the ‘senior researchers’, the rest seem to be ‘senior fellows’. I won’t list them all, at least not now, but suffice to say they follow the same pattern. I should mention one of them however, as he is only one of two men listed as a member of the NSPCC research team (out of 16).
Simon Lapierre – NSPCC Visiting Academic (McGill University, Canada)
Simon’s research interests are in the field of violence against women and children, mothering and child protection.
Simon has conducted research on women’s experience of mothering in the context of domestic violence.
He has published a work entitled : “La persistance du blâme envers les mères chez les femmes victimes de violence conjugale“, which according to my ropey french, reads something like ‘the persistance of blaming mothers for the violence they suffer in domestic relationships’. White knight Simon has also enriched human understanding by publishing work on problems of gender and identity in a multi-cultural framework.
So there you have it. There is no doubt that the NSPCC exists primarily as a feminist organisation and lobbying group. Five of their seven senior research staff are hardcore feminists whose main interests lie in domestic violence against women and/or trafficking. These are the senior staff members of an organisation which recieves its Royal Charter on the basis that it will protect British children from abuse and neglect. One of the two token male members of staff is a Canadian feminist whose main area of interest lies in domestic violence against women. It appears that the NSPCC is a British ‘child protection’ organisation which awards research positions on the basis of strength of support for feminist political world views, and in fact, picks from candidates whose resumes demonstrate a primary research focus upon violence against women, and, to a sightly lesser extent, trafficking and asylum issues. None of the seven senior research members of the NSPCC listed amongst their interests the problem of teenage bullying, something which by any objective measure, including their own (see below), is the biggest single problem tormenting the lives of British school children today.
The NSPCC is one of the most powerful social forces in Europe, let alone the UK. It largely defines our understanding of the health and moral state of the British family, in particular the status of the father, and in more general terms, all of us as men. Furthermore, the legislation that results from its questionable research and incessant lobbying, from Westminster to Brussels, reaches into the homes and lives of men and families across the continent.
And it is indisputably a hardcore feminist organisation that hates men.
I’ll be writing further pieces on the NSPCC and other supposed child protection charities over the next few months. I may also update this article with further information regarding the feminist backgrounds of the rest of its research staff. In the meantime, you may want to look at Angry Harry’s ‘The Curse of the NSPCC’ collection of essays.
NOTES 1 : The NSPCC have their own telephone hotline for children who feel that they are being abused, called ‘Childline’. According the the NSPCC’s own statistics being bullied by other children is the number 1 reason both boys and girls ring Childline, followed by physical abuse and general family problems. Logically, you would expect the NSPCC to therefore devote a great part of its campaigning to addressing the issue of bullying, followed by the other two concerns. Instead, it appears to focus the great majority of its campaigning and lobbying towards ending child sexual abuse, primarily that involving teenage girls, which, despite what you read in the media, is not even in the top 3 concerns of British children. Likewise, you would also expect the NSPCC to give the greatest weight, when selecting research staff, to those candidates who have some experience in the understanding and prevention of bullying. In fact, not a single one of their senior research team lists the prevention of bullying as a research interest or goal. On the other hand, as we have seen, if you have a PHD in migrant studies or domestic violence, you certainly appear to have a head start on the rest of the ‘child protection’ candidates.
NOTES 2 : The NSPCC’s website also gives the following interesting statistic – ‘while 37% of girls say their mother is the source of the physical abuse, 25% say their father is’. Something which completely contradicts their frequent misandristic emotional televison appeals featuring bruised and battered tiny daughters cowering in fear from their physically abusive fathers.
If you know of any other articles attacking the NSPCC as a corrupt organisation, please leave the links below in a comment.