Domestic Violence Campaign Blackdot Affiliated With Men’s Rights Groups

Or it’s just an attention-seeking campaign that has no real solution or plan to really do anything. Blackdot is a new domestic violence campaign that’s gotten a lot of attention lately. In fact, it’s Facebook page has gone viral. Their twitter is @blackdotcamp

However, I have some serious questions about this campaign because it won’t answer questions and a DV organization has refused to support it. Blackdot posted on Facebook that they’d answer any questions from anyone yet so far the questions on Twitter have gone completely unanswered. asks for questions

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It seems Blackdot is more interested in attention than actually helping anyone. They tweeted Richard Branson, Simon Cowell, and David Cameron instead of say, local women’s shelters, and people noticed.

 

Attention seeking by tweeting prominent figures is a primary tool of men’s rights activists who want to get as much of it as they can.

A feminist friend of mine on Twitter decided to ask the campaign leader, who is still anonymous, questions and they refused to answer. They also follow the prominent men’s rights organization ‘Fathers 4 Justice.’  Also, several women and women’s orgs were blocked and erased from both Twitter and Facebook by this ‘organization’.

 

I don’t think this organization is legit. First, they won’t divulge the names of the men’s rights groups they’re contacting or associated with and second, they use popular men’s rights tropes.

The focus on ‘shaming’ is a particular men’s rights trope they use whenever they face a tough question they don’t want to answer. My friend asked why this supposed friendly campaign was blocking women and feminist groups on their Facebook page:

 

 

Blackdot outright lied and another woman tweeted an image showing that she was indeed blocked not only on Twitter but confirmed Blackdot erased her comments on Facebook.

 

Blackdot follows a prominent British men’s rights group called Fathers For Justice or F4J. If you’re wondering about who these guys are, here’s a video. The Sussex police went to his home to check on a 10 year old boy because the mother didn’t know where the boy was. They knocked on his door and he refused to answer. They went around to the window and knocked and were greeted by a mantrum full of racism and misogyny.    

Father’s for Justice is headed by leader Matt O’ Connor who appeared on George Galloway’s show to moan about feminism and ‘gender apartheid.’ He repeated every men’s rights talking point about the oh-so-terrible oppression of white men. He quoted Warren Farrell’s work which is considered the bible of the men’s rights movement.

Matt O’ Connor is divorced and as far as I know was denied access to his children. Father’s rights groups are family terrorists. Many of them have criminal records for domestic violence. F4J members have terrorized government leaders by climbing on the roofs of their homes. In essence, they’re a bunch of entitled manchildren who can’t use normal channels to resolve disputes. This is what Blackdot is supporting while blocking and deleting women’s advocates from Twitter and Facebook, ignoring questions by women advocates, and tweeting every celebrity then can.

All in all I’m very suspicious of Blackdot. Their leader claims to be a woman who suffered severe battering by an ex. Purposely following F4J on a new Twitter account means they know F4J. The questions that were asked of this person or group were never answered, simply ignored.

Also, this could be very dangerous for women who use their real names on social media. We all know how MRA’s love to get their hands on women’s personal information and terrorize them.

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Mancheeze aka Housemousequeen is 46 years old today.

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12 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Campaign Blackdot Affiliated With Men’s Rights Groups

  1. My first suspicion on hearing about the black dot campaign: So you have a battered woman who is being carefully controlled by her abuser, to the point where she cannot speak freely to a health care professional, counselor, police officer, etc. Somehow, she’s supposed to be able to flash this black dot on her palm and all these professionals will instantly read what’s going on. WRONG. They won’t. And by the time you did enough outreach and education, all the abusers would know too, meaning a DV victims could be lulled into a false sense of complacency. Doing this could easily lead to a situation of retaliatory assaults and murders, especially in societies and cultures that do not arrest batterers, jail them, and keep them in jail (i.e. not letting them out on bail)–which is pretty much all of them. And given how paranoid and controlling a lot of abusers are, even if they don’t know for sure what the black dot means, they are bound to be suspicious and figure she’s “up to something” anyway, which still means there is a risk of retaliatory violence.

    • I think it’s a MRA thing where this person is looking simply for publicity. In our liberal culture, these flimsy concept ‘campaigns’ are pretty popular because there’s really nothing behind them. It’s trivial sloganeering for profit and attention.

      When I mentioned on Twitter to Blackdot that male violence against women was an epidemic s/he accused me of shaming. That’s MRA lingo.

      Maybe the person behind it is what she claimed to be: a woman who was battered and is trying to do something?

      • They appear to have taken the idea from health clinics that have sticky dots you can put on your urine sample to indicate you are in an abusive situation and need of assistance.

  2. I’m late but, happy birthday. 🙂

    The “shaming” thing is actually from Feminist terminology, and MRAs stole it for their own purposes (what else is new?). I see a lot of that in the Dickosphere. Unoriginal thieves.

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