How feminists and a Police Commissioner’s Office conspired against male victims of domestic violence on Twitter

By now you can’t have failed to miss the scandal engulfing Northumbia Police concerning their sexism against male victims of domestic violence. The police force, ultimately headed by radical  feminist Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird produced a series of sexist and hopelessly outdated posters, all of which pushed the totally debunked narrative of domestic violence comprising of male perpetrators and female victims. To compound matters further, Baird refused to listen to anyone’s concerns and instead blocked all manner of people who highlighted her sexism on Twitter, including male domestic violence victims in her own region who she was supposed to be helping.

HEqual has followed this story from the very start and thanks in part to our work the force was even forced to issue a statement about its sexism and the story appeared  in a number of media outlets such as Breitbart, the Independent, Daily Mail and the local press. Many of these articles are factually correct and quite well written, but there’s also a great deal of unreported and hugely significant material we’ve uncovered that’s yet to appear anywhere else.


Baird’s sexist posters prompted numerous complaints and HEqual was prompted to investigate the correct procedure for reporting her sex discrimination. Although it’s possible to complain to the police or the Police Complaints Commission, we noticed that concerns about actual Police and Crime Commissioners and excluded from such procedures. Instead, as quoted on the Northumbria PCC’s website the procedure is as follows:

In accordance with the provisions that are contained in the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012, the Police & Crime Panel have determined that any complaints about the Police and Crime Commissioner or the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner will be dealt with, in the first instance, by the Monitoring Officer, who is the Chief Executive of the Police and Crime Commissioner. If you wish to complain about the PCC please write to Elaine Snaith, Chief Executive using the details found on the ‘Contact Us’ page.”

So the gatekeeper for complaints about Baird and the person running her office is is Elaine Snaith, she’s paid a salary of £75,000 and her full job description is here.

We decided to examine whether she was likely to be a fair minded and neutral  individual who’s going to take all the complaints and her job description seriously and actually  act in he interests of all the people of Northumbria, male or female. Fortunately she’s on twitter and her bio appears as follows


Before we go any further it’s important to establish a few basic facts. Firstly the outrage concerning the posters shows that most of the public  felt they were completely sexist or at least completely unhelpful. A poll by the Newcastle Chronicle initially indicated over 80% of the readers were of this view. Secondly, the police statement about the scandal shows they recognised these concerns. In fact, only six posters in the series ever appeared on the Police Force’s Facebook account, with the “one day to go” poster notable for its absence. Therefore it’s reasonable to assume the  criticisms were accepted to such an extent that the police even withdrew the last poster in the series.

Unfortunately, while some in the force clearly appreciate just how sexist and disgraceful it is to whitewash from existence some 40% of domestic violence victims, the message still hasn’t got through at Baird’s office. Whilst Baird kept silent on the matter and blocked male victims of domestic violence who complained, Snaith’s approach was somewhat different and it’s abundantly clear from her Twitter feed that she supports the discrimination against male victims in the posters 100%.

Of particular interest to feminists was the poll in the Newcastle Chronicle showing  overwhelmingly that readers were of the opinion that their posters were sexist. Clearly such a fact was hugely embarrassing to not only Baird and the police but to gender feminists as a whole and as a result a Twitter campaign was launched to attempt to influence the poll. While many behind the campaign are some of the most extreme feminists around we’ve uncovered tweets from very prominent UK feminists and even taxpayer funded feminist organisations encouraging or instructing others to vote no in the poll and pretend the blatantly sexist posters weren’t sexist. Figures and organisations involved in or supporting this Twitter campaign include:

One of the most active individuals in this campaign was none other than Snaith herself. Since she joined twitter she averaged less than four tweets per day yet on December 31st alone we counted well over 100 tweets or retweets about the poll and the sexist posters.

In all fairness, a minority of the feminists who’ve tweeted about the poll have done so in a fairly reasonable manner and simply encouraged others to participate, therefore trusting them to make up their own minds about the posters. We’ve even done the same ourselves. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Baird’s office with Snaith tweeting the following:


So not only is the person who handles every single complaint about Baird’s sexism fully supportive of it, she’s also tried to rig a vote about said sexism by telling people how they should vote rather than letting them make up their own minds. Worse still, even the argument she provides in support of the No vote campaign is a blatant lie too.

Sir Michael Scholar of the UK statistics authority has twice dealt with such matters and as a result both the Crown Prosecution Service and the Welsh Government have been officially forced to remove similarly misleading statements from their publications. Thanks to these rulings taxpayer funded bodies in the UK are barred from saying  the overwhelming/vast majority of victims of domestic violence are women, and that’s becasue to say such a thing is complete nonsense. The UK Crime Survey consistently demonstrates that 40% of victims are men and so so year after year.

In addition to her lie and countless retweets about the poll campaign , Snaith then sent out a second “vote no” request. Then, as the poll figures start to sway in Baird’s favour, Snaith tweeted a progress update to both Baird’s official PCC Twitter account and even the main police Force Twitter account to instructing them both to “Retweet the hell out of this”:


Finally, once the result is was more secure, Snaith ran off to the local paper sending multiple tweets about the “result” and requesting they write a “more balanced article” to reflect the brigaded poll result.

On Monday, Northumbria Police stepped up this fiasco s step further. In an interview with Chronicle they said: “We are pleased that 60% of those who voted in the Chronicle’s poll agree with us that it appropriately targets women victims and male perpetrators, and is not, in doing so, sexist”. I doubt very much that the poll result ever hit 60% “no” but if it ever did it was for the briefest possible moment and totally and utterly due to feminist brigading. Furthermore, the Baird and thus the Police Force had to be fully aware of what was going on as it was partially organised by her closest colleague in her own office.

Despite the major Twitter campaign by high profile UK feminists (and the police)  the result really hasn’t been that impressive. At one point the yes vote went as low as 45%, but it’s already back up to 48% which is hardly a resounding victory though it is a major change from actual public opinion if nothing else.

Ultimately though, having taxpayer funded feminists flood a single poll with votes to change its result in no way changes reality. Any internet threads, newspaper article comments and Facebook discussions about this matter are overwhelmingly against the posters and view them as sexist and dishonest and that’s becasue most people are aware that both men and women can be violent and abusive in relationships.

It’s also important not to lose sight of the real issues here. Those playing around with this poll aren’t simply rigging a result. They’re also openly showing support for sexism against men by the police and they’re opposing the very idea of putting a male identity on any single poster and thus recognising male victims and helping them to come forward. Furthermore, by pretending the poll results are in any way legitimate the police themselves are being completely dishonest with the general public who pay their wages and they’re certianly not an organisation you’d want to place any sort of trust in.

To think we pay Baird and Snaith a combined £160,000 to openly discriminate against men is staggering , given such high salaries it’s  little wonder that they’re not keen on having their sexism exposed for all to see. To think that they’d rather block victims of abuse on Twitter and mess around with influencing newspaper polls instead of actually do their jobs and helping and supporting male victims of abuse is utterly shameful.

There’s even more to come on this scandal. We’ll have more exclusive updates in the coming days so either subscribe to our blog or follow us on Twitter. If you like our work then please consider making a small donation – these investigations take a great deal of time to complete and write up and we’ve also played a pivotal role in getting this story off the ground in the first place. Most importantly of all, please be aware that you can still vote in the newspaper poll here – unlike others we’ll let you make up your own minds about whether to click yes or no.


32 thoughts on “How feminists and a Police Commissioner’s Office conspired against male victims of domestic violence on Twitter

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  2. I’m an MRA as a result of my children’s rights advocacy. I learned about the great work in child protection of women like Erin Pizzey and Michele Elliott. Feminists hate them and as usual, tried to shut them up. That’s why I start every argument with a feminist by asking, “why don’t feminists include child abuse with their definition of domestic violence?” Boy, they lose that in-your-face smirk on that one. Then I rip into them that just because neonaticide isn’t in the dictionary, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Then I cite CDC statistics about American women killing more of their own children than any other mothers in the industrialized world. And I can just go and go and go…

  3. You cannot have Feminism in the Police and Judicial system and then say men get fair trials. Patriarchy theory is interchangeable with the World Wide Jewish Conspiracy, in that it implies one group of people are born bad, another group born good, and the bad group have the inherent trait of oppressing the The only difference is that gender replaces race. Eventually this truth will become so glaringly obvious that men will have sentences overturned.

    • Precisely. I’m reminded by your post of that famous paragraph from the first women’s rights conference in the United States, in Seneca Falls back in 1848. It is considered the birthplace of modern feminism. Even then, 168 years ago, the seeds of hatred and blame were being sown. The conferences Declaration of Sentiments read in part,

      “The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.”

  4. “So not only is the person who handles every single complaint about Baird’s sexism fully supportive of it, she’s also tried to rig a vote about said sexism by telling people how they should vote rather than letting them make up their own minds”

    I don’t know how it works in the UK but when someone in a government administrative position tries to engineer a public response, it is considered a very serious violation.

  5. It would be really good to understand why you’ve labelled someone who is acting like a misandrist as a feminist. All the feminists I know would never behave in such a way, do not hate men and would never deny support and help to a male victim of DV. (And as the person in question is a Lesbian, it’s interesting to note that Lesbians are victims of DV too, and they too get no support under the current system as I understand it). Either way it should be about protecting ALL victims and potential victims. Do you believe all feminists endorse this awful woman’s actions? Or most feminists? If not then with respect, if you replace the word “feminist” in your title with the word “Muslim” or “Hindu” or “Christian” you’d not be surprised about anyone identifying with that as part of their identity feeling unjustifiably accused. Let’s not stir up divisions where there are none. I and many others support the work you do to give a voice to those who have been silenced. I really don’t want to have to start a notallfeminists hashtag :). If on the other hand you do truly believe that all feminists hate men then I think it would be lovely to have a grown-up discussion about why that might be. Equality activism and neutrality are good places to start. Working together would be even better :).

    • “Either way it should be about protecting ALL victims and potential victims. Do you believe all feminists endorse this awful woman’s actions? Or most feminists?”

      Certainly the enormous majority of feminists have expressed no interest in helping male victims of domestic violence. Feminists very, very rarely acknowledge male victims of rape. They respond similarly, that is to say with deafening silence, to the issue of lesbian partner violence–which you mention–because to do so would acknowledge women’s violence. Indeed, violence in lesbian partnerships has been very credibly studied and has repeatedly been shown to be much more prevalent than violence in heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

      From feminists, though? Nothing. To acknowledge women’s violence would open the door to a host of issues feminists refuse to discuss. Mothers acting alone are the primary abusers of children, for example, as every annual “Child Maltreatment” report issued by the DHHS shows. Where is the feminist campaign to reduce mothers’ violence?

      Feminists routinely claim that even talking about male victims will distract from the “real” problem. They routinely claim that male victims are all but non-existent. If I’m wrong, by all means please point me to the significant feminist group that has actually done something meaningful on behalf of male victims. Surely there must be at least one, if not many, if as you say few feminists are like what the author claims? Where, for example, are the feminist groups or even the major columnists decrying this episode?

    • Nice try but we are not stupid, you know. Best if you look out of the window to see the real feminism and it’s real actions

    • The trick is, you are a nobody who doesn’t count, while Vera Baird and Elaine Snaith are public officials. Once this reverses, you will be the face of feminism for me. For now, they are.

    • Who are these Unicorn Feminists you describe?

      There is only one feminism — one which, at its core, has always been a calculated drive for coercive, totalitarian power. Its only ideology is Marxism. It has no other foundational ethos. Feminism’s communizing, collectivist nature explains why it is so intolerant of outside voices and why it brutally smashes questioning voices within its ranks. Feminism has nothing whatever to do with securing equality or liberty for women or for anyone else.

      It’s easy to lose sight of that feminist forest for the trees, because feminism does have a
      rainbow of manifestations — it is constantly morphing in search of the best mix of strategy and tactics to seize political, economic, cultural, and social control. Also, not all feminists have the same job, or attack men from the same direction or in the same way. Some are waging war against men, and some are waging peace against men. For instance, some offer a smiling face and a warm greeting. They *love* men — honest! Some, especially the academics, strike a pose of science, formal process, and professionalism to help sell their product.

      Still others are pop-culture popularizers who help keep feminism a fun, in-thing to do, or function as content-generators to insinuate feminism into our daily lives while working to marginalize dissenters. Then there are the politicizing thugs using pressure to damage and harass people and organizations which raise questions about feminism, the college students who ostracize their fellow-students for thoughtcrime, and the street-level thugs who do the gruntwork of shouting down speakers and punk-swarming online forums.

      Feminists also differ in their intellectual participation. Some are far-seeing tacticians and
      strategists. At the opposite end are the fembot plodders, me-tooers, talking-point parrots, and dupes. The latter are no less dangerous for their limitations — they make it possible for feminism’s thought-leaders to execute plans, and they vote. Feminism is utterly tribal; nowhere under its tent are there any moderate, reasonable, thoughtful, or fair feminists, though there are many who make it their business to appear so.

      Where you personally fit in this spectrum is irrelevant. All that matters is that you do what you can to carry the totalitarian movement forward.

      Disenfranchising and exploiting men is foundational to how feminism takes and holds power, and reaps the benefits of power on behalf of its perpetrators. To imagine otherwise would be like trying to conceive of an ancient empire that grew without subjugating other peoples and seizing their land.

  6. isnt it possible to file a suit against this? i think it violates EU law / the European Equality Act. it prohibits gender discrimination, which is definitely the case here.

    also, the intention of these posters is to raise awareness of domestic violence, but most people are already aware of female victims of domestic violence. though, hardly anyone is aware of male victims.

    from this point of view, it wouldnt even matter that 60% of victims are female and 40% are male.

    who can still believe the slogans “feminism is all about equality, but not men-hating” if things like this happen?

    • Anyone can file a suit against anyone. The problem is that no “official” UK court, all of which are now corporate, treasonous circuses of legislative blackmail, will entertain a prosecution against a “high-ranking” Crown-bonded official that is helping make massive sums of profit for the Crown’s judiciary. Money and power – that’s all feminism is used for by the state. There’s not going to be an end to this grim tide in the forseeable future. The true power-feminists, both male and female, started the slide too long ago and too few people were watching.

      You could run to the EU for help, but seeing as the European state will be subsuming us at some point, I doubt you’d get far for the money it would cost.

      There’s a cheaper way to end the careers of criminals who stand at treason: rope. And it’s reusable.

    • People who don’t think, people who don’t care,
      people who don’t know,
      people who decide with their emotions,
      people who calculate it’s in their interests anyway – that’s who.

  7. Good article. You can use Elaine Smith’s face with quotes of her tweets as more direct evidence that feminism is indeed female chauvinism.

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  9. Any chance a local conservative MP (or 70) would find this information useful in repalacing two Labour politicla appointees with two conservative supporters (or even better neutral public servants)?

  10. I’m pretty sure that the role of Chief Executive of the Police and Crime Commissioners Office is legally politically restricted I.e. Can’t be a party member or campaign official for. May want to check the legislation

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  13. This is an extreme case, but it doesn’t surprise me. I work for Northants police and we never talk about male victims, not rape, not domestic abuse not other violent crime. These anti male attitudes are now institutionalized. From what I’ve heard, the main reason so many Men don’t report Domestic Abuse is because they don’t feel the police will believe or take them seriously. Every internal or external publication we produce, is all about supporting Women, not victims, Women. A Government survey some years ago suggested young Men are now as likely (or even slightly more likely) to suffer Domestic abuse than young Women (people in their 20s). They continue to suffer in silence. Shameful.

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