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31 GOP Men Don't Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection | Violence Agaisnt Women Act

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, domestic abuse, GOP, men, mysogeny )

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Debate around the bill had become so fierce and so divisive that at one point Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) a fierce advocate for stronger domestic abusive protections broke down and started crying in his testimony in support of the VAWA.

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Patrick Donovan (344)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:37 am
The Repugnant Party strikes again - only ideologues would consider fighting against women's rights and that party is being run by such people.

Jason S (50)
Monday April 30, 2012, 8:57 am

penny C (83)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thanks Thubten.

Margaret K (19)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:26 pm
Do these men not care about the damage that domestic violence causes. It hurts children as well as adults

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:41 pm
A world safe for women would be a world safe for everyone.

linda b (186)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:45 pm
Only mindless people could think like this, thanks Thubten.

David C (29)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:47 pm
I all for this, law and I know that its needed but what I find sad is no one talks about the men that are victims of Domestic Abuse. (sorry had to make that point)

Jene B (8)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:52 pm

Judith C (159)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:54 pm
Noted. Appalling.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:59 pm

Aimee A (177)
Monday April 30, 2012, 5:09 pm
Wow! Those republicans really really hate us women, don't they! Thanks for posting!

Gobindo P. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:30 pm
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Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:57 pm
THANK YOU everyone for noting and commenting.
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Monica D (580)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:17 am
Senator Franken seems like a very good man. Victims of domestic violence need protection.

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:26 am
David Cap all forms of domestic abuse is abhorrent, whither it be to a man,women or child. It is an infringement of human rights and the intimidation is a form of enslavement.
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Many Feathers (139)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:20 am
protect the victims of abuse NOW...

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:50 am
Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all men.

These g o p pukes/teabaggers need to be taken behind the woodshed and given an example
of "abuse" just so they can understand what it is and how it hurts and effects them... A real "sample"...

Ty, Thubten.

Nicole Bolster (1)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:33 am
that is a completely and totally barbaric point of view

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:56 am

Penny C (17)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:02 pm
so without this bill domestic violence is legal?

Sherry D (47)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:33 pm

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Sherry D (47)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:36 pm
The GOP war against women is in full force. They fight to take away our Fair Wage Act, our health care and now our safety. Why any women would vote Republican makes no sense to me.

Nancy L (141)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:14 pm
What a bunch of BS. The GOP wants to revise the law, not destroy it. AND it does need to be revised.

Wilde T (10)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:35 pm
War is a rape of one country by another... violence comes from a culture of violence and a world off violence as the major solution to problems by virtue of force, control, and domiantion. It is the mode of behavior throught out institutions even academic wars of ideasd and thr adverasrial legal system of duking it out in court rooms. Violeince also comes from sexual repression and the war of mind against body.

Wayne W (12)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:00 pm
Penny, really? Yes, of course domestic abuse is unlawful without the bill. What the bill provides are resources to investigate and prosecute domestic abuse. The GOP claims there are categories of human beings who do not deserve to be protected from abuse.

M B (62)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:02 pm
Fight back with the facts

Gene Jacobson (290)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:38 pm
I think we need a wanted poster for each of their districts. Wanted: One Senator who believes violence perpetrated against women is unequivocally and irrevocably wrong in ALL circumstances. Incumbents need not apply.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:59 pm
How insensitively DUMB some men can be!

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:07 pm
I am sure that if it was a bill that was protecting men from domestic violence if that was the problem they would be signing faster than I can write this comment.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:51 pm
I believe the Republicans have an IQ of ten and that may be rating them a little high.

Tony C (2)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:41 am
When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 7 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STDS that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:41 am
''SIGNED''...thanks Thubten

Nancy L (141)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:23 am
***The GOP claims there are categories of human beings who do not deserve to be protected from abuse***

This is an out and out LIE. Got some proof to back up that lie???

Nancy L (141)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:24 am
That is part of the problem Kate. The is supposed to protect ANYONE from abuse, but it doesn't.

Elaine M. (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:12 am
Not sure but we keep getting logged out. so we can't leave comments. Any suggestions about how to fix the problem?

Tony C (2)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 3:54 pm
Sometimes when I leave a comment it does not come through right away but if i hit reload (Ctrl+R) it usually comes through. But sometimes I have to hit reload a number of times, sometimes 4 or more until I see my comment. Hope this helps.

alicia m (97)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:19 am
qu asco! noted, gracias

alicia m (97)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:20 am
and well done, amiga ma!

Les Lambert (185)
Monday May 7, 2012, 2:12 am
I just do not understand how any person (man or woman) could truly vote against protecting the women around us.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday May 7, 2012, 9:12 am
How am I not surprised :-0 An aggravating situation !!! Thanx Thubtien
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