On Sunday night, a man call me to consult with me about his wife. His wife and children recently disappeared. The wife and children have not made contact yet. The husband asked police to search for his wife and children.But, the policeman said,
"No,yuor wife and children are safe in an institution. And your wife petitions police not to take your petition to search for them." The husband said,
The polise man answered,
In 2001, 'Preventing Domestic Violence Law' was established in Japan.This law was submitted by house members. The activists, assemblymen and assemblywomen of feminism gained the support of activity for stopping D.V.,and created a new law.
The media announced Preventeing D.V. Law would rescue the women from their atrocious husbands.
This law is known as Prevention for Domesteic Violence Law, or Preventting for D.V. Law, and or D.V. Law in Japan. This law's formal name is
"Act on the Prevention of Spousal Violence Law, and the Protection of Victims".(Act. No.1 of 2001)
This law has some important points.
"Prevention of spousal" means "to protect the wives from the violence caused by their husbands".
"Victimes" means only wives, and never means husbands, as such a wife run around her husband waving a kitchen knife.
In cases that a victim( a wife) who has been subjected to bodily harm or life threartening intimidation by spouse( her husband), is highly likely to receive serious harm or life threartening intimidation by spouse( her husband) again, the court shall, upon the petition from the victim( wife), issue Protection orders.
☆For 6 months the husband can not go to the place where his wife lives, or where she works.
☆For 6 months the husband can not go to the place where his children live or play, and the husband can not go to the school where they study.
☆For 6 months the husband can not go to the place where the wife's parents live.
☆And also, the husband can not call with telphone, send fax, mail, letter to the wife, children, and wife's parents.
☆For 2 months perod , this atrocious husband must leave his wife and children's home.
Until 2 or 3 years ago this order was issued often. But now the judges don't release so often. Becase this order maens that the husband must go out somewhere without the room or house he can stay. In many cases the husbands must leave their homes and office in their homes, it means he will have no income. This order made some suicide cases.
This law was supported by strong and huge system of administration and private organisations.
The judges can decide 'the husbands give his wife D.V. or not' without any evidence and investigating. And the husband who hit his wife once, because she had an affair, must recieve the Protection Order and he can not meet his children forever.
What is D.V.?
On the D.V. law, the standerd of the judgement, "This is D.V. or not?" is very vague. Because the definition of the D.V. in the law is vague and forced.
"Words and Deeds that attack threetening his wife's life and body , that give the harm with his wife's life and body"
Now, I say concretely.
Yelling with a loud voice
Beating, striking, hitting, slapping, kicking…
Telling about another woman
Being angry from jealousy
Making reckless remarks → Ignoring his wife
Pulling his wife's hair
Twisting his wife's arm
Checking the mails that his wife received
Forcing sexual practices
Giving his wife no money
Prohibitting the religion that she beleives
(if this is a newly-risen and radical religion)
Looking at his wife with a severe expession on his face
The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！
The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！Ⅱ
The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！Ⅲ
The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！Ⅳ
The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！Ⅴ
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The DV Law is Destroying Japanese Families,Now！Ⅸ