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Victims of Violence

Tanya Farber, “Look at the pictures and ask yourself: why women and children?”, Cape Times, Thursday 29 December 2011, p. 4.


David Benatar, “Let’s not forget that most victims of violent crime are men, not women”, Cape Times, Wednesday 11 January 2012, p. 11.

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Samantha Waterhouse, “Spare the rod to stop cycle of violence”, Cape Times, Monday 16 January 2012, p. 11. 

David Benatar’s response: “We should be as concerned about male victims of violence”, Cape Times, Thursday 19 January 2012, p. 8.

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Amanda Gouws, “Benatar trivialises women’s lot by taking sexual violence out of the equation”,Cape Times, Thursday 26 January 2012, p. 11. 

David Benatar’s response: “We must not trivialise violence against men to keep the focus on women”, Cape Times, Thursday 2 February 2012, p. 9.

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E.V. Rapiti, “Violence affects all”, Cape Times, Tuesday 7 February 2012, p. 8.

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Melanie Judge, “Attention to violence must challenge masculinity, not entrench it”, Cape Times, Tuesday 14 February 2012, p. 9. 

Responses to Melanie Judge:

Fenja Clarke, “Good manners, not vitriol, should be employed in debate”, Cape Times, Wednesday 15 February 2012, p. 8.

Robin Carlise, “Behaviour can change”, Cape Times, Wednesday 15 February 2012, p. 8.

David Benatar, “Exclusive focus on female victims of violence gives feminism a bad name”,Cape Times, 17 February 2012, p. 11.

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Melanie Judge, “Gender Agenda”, Cape Times, 21 February 2012, p. 8.

David Benatar’s response: “No secret agenda”, Cape Times, 22 February 2012, p. 8

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Gilad Stern, “Social rants”, Cape Times, 24 February 2012, p. 10.

Responses to Gilad Stern:

David Benatar, “Distorted thinking”, Cape Times, 27 February 2012, p. 10.

Sue Myrdal, “Offence by proxy”, Cape Times, 27 February 2012, p. 10.

Dr C.H. Albertyn, “Emotional rants”, Cape Times, 28 February 2012, p. 12.