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(Abc.net.au)   Australia: "Who are the best people to recognise women who might be hiding domestic assault?" How about hairdressers? Brilliant Lets train them   (abc.net.au) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Domestic violence, Barber, sanctity of their client-hairdresser relationship, Abuse, Psychological abuse, domestic violence program, Ms Colvin, Child abuse  
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2021-03-06 12:00:16 AM  
I'm all for defunding the police but this seems like it's going too far.
 
2021-03-06 12:18:37 AM  
That's farked up and backawards. Hairdressers already know. They also know all the networks to help women that are in place. They are secret for a reason. Those networks, which use hairdressers, are also where publicly visible women's shelters come from. Somebodys kitchen table becomes a center for organizing instead of triage, and that's how it starts.

Government that don't understand the process are scary. Not that the process can't be improved, but this is reminsicent of the surveillance that fails women. They should put the hairdressers in charge of guiding the agencies, not the other way around.
 
2021-03-06 12:25:42 AM  
intent to help those in need being a good thing, this reminds me of a twilight zone episode where citizens are encouraged to phone in with suspicions of neighbors and what not. it's easier now than ever to find phone numbers and addresses. putting pressure on chatty hairdressers? why not just hang up a display with help pamphlets where they think it would do most good.
 
2021-03-06 1:21:59 AM  
I think that this is a good idea. Victims of abuse are often isolated by their abusers to the point where sitting in a chair at the hairdresser's might be the only place where an abused person can have a decent conversation with someone that she/he trusts. It also helps to have an actual human telling a victim that she/he isn't crazy and doesn't deserve to be abused and to give guidance and encouragement to seek a more professional level of help.
 
2021-03-06 3:04:12 AM  
That's actually a freakin' awesome idea.
 
2021-03-06 4:16:16 AM  
Hubby is a retired cosmetologist. I asked him if he would do this? He'd not want to be an open reporter because of "nuts with guns. What if the victim is a cop's wife?" All sorts of problems could arise. From the way he answered so quickly, I think maybe he had this problem in the "Pre-Me" period of his life. It isn't often Hubby doesn't want to talk about something.

We have a very nice, ornate champagne bucket in the Silver Cabinet. It has a huge dent in the back. Pastor cheated for at least the 2nd time. Mrs. Pastor clocked him with the bucket. Robbery included silver collection according to Pastor when he came to & made report. Divorce waited about a year to spare Pastor's dignity & career. (One of my favorite stories.) Mrs. Pastor eventually got all of her silver back excepting a "souvenir" she gave Hubby. We both like things that have stories.

I do not know if these are connected. I don't know Pastor's name or denomination. She was a client of Hubby's in the long-ago & far-away. Now he does mostly just family & a few old clients)friends, maybe 50 total. He's mostly retired.

Overall, a good idea but care needs taking to safeguard reporters. (Gun is in your face: "Where's my wife?")

Remember: Australia has fewer guns!
 
2021-03-06 7:39:43 AM  
Lurk Who's Talking:

Remember: Australia has fewer guns!

Less:
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2021-03-06 7:41:40 AM  
There's a similar program for tattoo artists in some US locations. (Florida, I think?)

Evidently many sex traffickers have a thing for forcing their chattel to get a brand to remind them of whom they belong to, and the situation is similar to hairdressers... A rather private / intimate time for the artist to make small talk with the client, so if the artist knows how to steer the conversation and what to look for, they can look for red flags.
 
2021-03-06 8:52:25 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Hubby is a retired cosmetologist. I asked him if he would do this? He'd not want to be an open reporter because of "nuts with guns. What if the victim is a cop's wife?" All sorts of problems could arise. From the way he answered so quickly, I think maybe he had this problem in the "Pre-Me" period of his life. It isn't often Hubby doesn't want to talk about something.

We have a very nice, ornate champagne bucket in the Silver Cabinet. It has a huge dent in the back. Pastor cheated for at least the 2nd time. Mrs. Pastor clocked him with the bucket. Robbery included silver collection according to Pastor when he came to & made report. Divorce waited about a year to spare Pastor's dignity & career. (One of my favorite stories.) Mrs. Pastor eventually got all of her silver back excepting a "souvenir" she gave Hubby. We both like things that have stories.

I do not know if these are connected. I don't know Pastor's name or denomination. She was a client of Hubby's in the long-ago & far-away. Now he does mostly just family & a few old clients)friends, maybe 50 total. He's mostly retired.

Overall, a good idea but care needs taking to safeguard reporters. (Gun is in your face: "Where's my wife?")

Remember: Australia has fewer guns!


Wat?
 
2021-03-06 9:05:08 AM  
I think it's a great idea.
A big news article explaining to abusers that their victim may be ratting them out to the hairdresser, less great.
 
2021-03-06 1:09:07 PM  
Old news for some parts of USA. From 2016.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytim​es.com/2016/12/16/us/hairdressers-dome​stic-abuse-sexual-assault-illinois.amp​.html
 
2021-03-06 1:24:12 PM  
I used to have a friend who worked the front desk of a busy hotel.  They were trained to spot child sex trade activity.
 
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