Thursday, February 10, 2011

In the Melinda Stratton vs. Ken Thompson child abuse case, guess which one is in jail? Here's a clue: not him.

Australian mother imprisoned

The story behind the Australian mother in your Amsterdam  prison. 
Her young son convinces her that he is being sexually molested by his father. 
She turned to the Family Court to protect him. 
As research has shown in Australia mothers who do this are at high risk of being labelled as mad or bad and the children can be handed to those accused of abusing them.
Melinda Stratton is so convinced of the need to protect her son that, with signs that the Family Court will most probably hand her son to the man he says is abusing him, she abandons her house, car, relatives and career and flees overseas.
The father is allowed by the court to publicise (using all forms of international media) that the mother is mentally ill and dangerous.
The mother is located in Europe and, despite not being convicted of any crime, is imprisoned indefinitely while her 6 year-old child is snatched from her and placed in state care, allegedly having been allowed to visit her for one hour in over a month. The father also prevents her family any contact with the boy.
While, thanks to media coverage, the father has gained universal sympathy, all Australians should be concerned and ask: 
If, as Ken Thompson states, this woman is mentally ill, why is she in jail,  not in psychiatric care?
And if, as he maintains, she has committed no crime, why is she a prisoner “awaiting extradition”?
Thirdly, why is the father still allowed to promote his version of events why the mother is gagged by S121 of the Family Law Act?
And finally, what is happening to this child clearly constitutes child abuse by Australian authorities and is in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Concerned citizens of Australia

All that is above was sent to me. But I am certain of this: her story can be multiplied by a million, and yet men think they don't get justice in courtrooms across the globe. Why? Because they don't recognise injustice against women and children as injustice. "Injustice" and "unfairness" in the patriarchal mind, means "men not treated the way any given man demands to be treated." I'll add that if you're a woman who is not white, who is poor, who is battered, your chances of being helped by courtrooms virtually disappears--because you're so much less likely to ever get inside one.

And, if you're white and a woman and charge a man with crimes he commits that society doesn't want to deal with, you won't likely be believed either. But feminist groups are working to ensure that courtrooms are less patriarchal and misogynistic. Meanwhile, FR groups complain and complain about things like "She broke my computer and the courts didn't punish her enough!!!" When women's bones and wills are broken my men, there's no injustice done. Inside patriarchal societies which means most on Earth, only his experience of reality matters. He speaks Truth. She speaks distortions. So he says.

For more, please see below, which is from *here*.

What About Melinda Stratton's side of the Story?

The news articles are flying in supporting a potential sexual abuser and claiming that Melinda Stratton is mentally ill. Mental illness is the only pathetic explanation as to why a business women would run away from everything that is familiar to her and Andrew. If there was a criminal background, it would be featured, but no Melinda Stratton has nothing but the opinion of a court ordered psych.

Ken Thompson has certainly been around pushing his views to all that challenge until most people just give in and say, "Oh...Um...yes, shes crazy and your not an abuser". 
Note the word most. The exclusion is the community of REAL mothers and children who have been through this and know what Melinda has gone through. Lets face it, experts get paid for their opinion at the end of the day and I am sure some are willing to alter some to get a nice big payout at the end of the day. I place my bets on experience.

In Australia, we now have grown up children who have been forced by court order to stay with an abusive parent. No law is going to stop them from speaking out in the end as Australian jurisdiction only reaches so far.


  1. Who's using malestream media to promote their claims? Why Ken Thompson of course and since he is male obviously he is telling the truth and another woman is demonised and punished for daring to challenge male domination and mens' belief they own women and women's children.

    Truth as always is defined as that which emanates from men and it is their definition of 'truth' which becomes truth. Women's experiences of men's systemic violence and control are dismissed as the ramblings of a female mind suffering from mental illness.

    This is what it means for women having to live in patriarchal/male supremacist societies and where the tiny rights we have gained are being obliterated in the name of men's right to dominate, control and own women and children.

    Furthermore the claim that women who defy male power and male control are all suffering from 'mental illness' is a deliberate strategy by male supremacists and their allies to pathologise such women. Women who flee their homes or rather that is their male owners' homes and take their child/children with them have to be viewed as 'mentally deranged' because the focus must never be on the actions/behaviour of the male abuser. It is vital he is portrayed as the 'innocent party' rather than being a manipulative and dangerous male determined to punish the woman for daring to challenge his authority and 'rights!'

    As regards the spurious claim that Melinda Stratton is 'dangerous' I've yet to read of innumerable women murdering their children but hardly a week goes by without reports of yet another male murdering the mother's children and blaming her for supposedly causing him to murder her children. Men continue to believe they own their biological children and supposedly care for their biological children but that never prevents such men from deliberately murdering their children and blaming the biological mother. It is twisted thinking but not if one believes men are the centre of the universe and women exist to serve men 24/7.

    Remember 'injustice' is anything which curbs or limits men's power over women and 'justice' is when men's power and domination over women is maintained and defined as 'natural and right!'

  2. Melinda has just been released on bail after being in prison unjustifiably for a total of over 8 months. She has scarcely seen her son over that long period in the life of a 6-year-old. Both the Australian and Dutch governments bear the blame for supporting a dubious father who had a high position before mysteriously resigning from it instead of taking compassionate leave to hunt down his wife and child. This case will end up as one of the greatest scandals in Australian legal history. Melinda’s arguments were heard neither by the Dutch court nor the Australian Family Court. Justice and the rule of law are apparently non-existent in both the Netherlands and Australia. A child should not be returned to the country it was abducted from if its life is at risk as a result. Now, the victims are suffering while the (possible) perpetrator remains free. AUSTRALIA'S SECRET SHAME


    This ppp from justiceforchildren says everything about the need for change in Australian family law.

  4. Thank you so very much, Jelena!!!

    I'll make it a functioning link here, below:

    I am wishing the women across Australia, Indigenous and not Indigenous, peace, justice, and love.