April 7, 2020
Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for #COVID19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes.
Today I appeal for peace in homes around the world.
I urge all governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/PjDUTrMb9v
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 6, 2020
I’m extremely critical of claims of “domestic violence.” I’m also extremely critical of statistics presented by the UN. But this report is worth noting.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, citing a sharp rise in domestic violence amid global coronavirus lockdowns, called on governments around the world to make addressing the issue a key part of their response to the pandemic.
Speaking late Sunday, Guterres said “violence is not confined to the battlefield.”
“For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest — in their own homes,” he said, appealing “for peace at home — and in homes — around the world.”
“We know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19, but they can trap women with abusive partners,” Guterres said. “Over the past weeks, as the economic and social pressures and fear have grown, we have seen a horrifying surge in domestic violence.”
The secretary-general said in some countries “the number of women calling support services has doubled” while “healthcare providers and police are overwhelmed and understaffed.”
“I urge all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plan to COVID-19,” he said.
Of course, they always claim it is “women and girls” who are victims, when in fact, the system admits that men are almost as often victims of domestic violence.
If you study up on the issue, most cases of women getting hit by their husband or boyfriend are instigated by the woman. The woman hits the man and the man hits her back, or pushes her, or grabs her and shakes her to try to get her to stop. And then she calls the cops and the cops say “you should be ashamed, you’re stronger than her, you have to go to prison forever.”
If you include cases where the woman is following the man around the house nagging him, and won’t stop when he asks her to stop, then virtually 100% of “domestic violence” is instigated by the woman.
But I don’t care about women getting beat up, and in fact I believe they deserve it. What I want to speak on is the larger issue here: this virus lockdown is certainly destroying an untold number of marriages and de facto “live in girlfriend” marriages.
A whole other wave of them are going to be wiped out when the quarantine ends, and the families have to face the new economic realities.
Most women will leave a man who loses his job, and more or less all men are going to be losing their jobs. We saw divorces shoot up in the last recession a decade ago. And that was just a little baby compared to what we’re going to be facing here in a couple of months when they let us out of our houses.
Families are going to be absolutely wrecked by this. You’re going to see the biggest divorce rate probably in all of history. Neither parent is going to have anywhere to live, and children are going to become wards of the state in a lot of cases.
Again, we can talk about how in theory, the total collapse of the West is going to be a good thing for future generations. After the federal government finally breaks apart, we will rebuild. But the human cost of this is going to be unbelievably massive.
On some level, we can take comfort knowing that this is better for the people who will come after us, who will be able to live in a society free of child trannies, feminism and all of the rest of this hell. And we can take comfort in the fact that people who have lost everything are going to be a lot more open to listening to what we have to say with regards to what caused all of these problems.
Who created an economy this fragile.
But for most of us, our primary focus is simply going to be on surviving from day to day in a new type of hellscape that none of us can even imagine from where we are right now.
I keep saying “imagine what your life would look like if you only were able to spend 25% of what you spend every month now.”
But I think that might not be fair.
I think it might be a whole lot worse than that.