Jail time is key to problem
IT IS 2014 and men are taking a pledge or an oath to stop domestic violence and it frustrates the hell out of me.
Not the part about stopping domestic violence – I have no time or patience for people who engage in such activities – but the fact people have to take an oath astounds me. It should be a common sense thing.
I get the symbolism of the gesture, I get the message they are putting across and I think it’s fantastic that so many men have participated.
But in my eyes, they’re preaching to the converted.
The only thing that will reduce rates are heavy sentences to offenders.
The focus has and should be on encouraging victims to seek help, but communities need to come together to stop it before it happens.
I believe heavy punishments are the greatest deterrent to crime: if you could go on a holiday to a cell as a result of your actions, you are less likely to do it.
If you have concerns about a friend, family or fellow community member, speak up or report it.
Fingers crossed society can come together and help put an end to it.