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[–] BigBadWolf [S] 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's a tough question to answer. They don't really have a core function so some of their projects benefit men and some of them are women only. Undeniably they lean more toward helping female victims than male victims but there are incidental benefits to male victims. Personally, I don't have a problem with that. I don't object to giving money to a charity that helps one group of people on the grounds that they don't help another group. I do understand that some of you do have that objection though. I don't have a problem with that and I don't really want to derail the whole thing and turn it into an argument about feminism.

For those who don't like the particular charity, I'd urge you to find a DV charity whose views you do approve of. Here are a few for men:

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/mankindinitiative

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/action/

http://www.avoiceformen.com/other-options/

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[–] caesah 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

That's one of the best reactions I've seen to that question, really shows how good the Fph community is. Instead of the tirade I usually see for someone suggesting that mens' shelters should exist it's a logical and reasonable response.

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[–] shittlorde 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well. Fuck. Seconded. I ain't even mad.

That reaction was such a mindfuck that I don't know what to do with myself. I guess I'll pass it forward and donate. Will post results.

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[–] ProbesityKills 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Always look up the IRS Form 990 before you donate! Find out how much of your donated money goes to actual services as opposed to salaries and admin costs.

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[–] BigBadWolf [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Good advice. And keep in mind that not all charities should be measured by the same standards. The administrative costs of delivering medical assistance in third world countries are much higher than giving talks to raise awareness domestically.

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[–] fathater 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fair and level-headed reply. Agreed 100%