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5 Things You Need To Know About The Violence Against Women Act

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This platitude is one of the most destructive myths in politics. But when it comes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was drafted in 1994 by then-senator Joe Biden and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, the "both sides do it"...

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Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:58 pm
Noted sadly. To let VAWA lapse is so disgusting!
I sure hope that something will be done about this law - it is so disturbing for women to not have the protection they need.
Thank You Carrie for bringing this to my attention.

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:25 pm
The Republicans did everything in their power to block this bill...go figure! We women also vote in elections you guys.Thank you for posting this Carrie!

Pamylle G (461)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:50 pm
Tell me there's no "War on Women" when this is being blocked ! And what a slap in the face of Native American women, in particular.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted w/thanks, Carrie. Eric Cantor is despicable! Don't these men have women in their, daughters, sisters...who can influence them?!

Thomas P (280)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted...thanks Carrie.

Carol H (229)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:09 pm
noted, thanks Carrie

Jason S (50)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:16 pm
Good posting, thanks

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Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:44 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:26 am

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Gene J (290)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:39 am
"Both sides do it.

This platitude is one of the most destructive myths in politics. But when it comes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was drafted in 1994 by then-senator Joe Biden and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, the “both sides do it” canard becomes especially disgusting — and not just because the House GOP alone is responsible for letting the law lapse for the first time in over a decade and a half."

That is just a disgusting thing to say, the first line, and Phyllis well, I think she's been demonstrably a danger to women since the first time she opened her mouth. Yes, some men are abused, but virtually none of them are harmed to the point of needing medical treatment to save their lives or death which IS unfortunately far too common an occurrence for women. " Some suggest women suffer 85 percent of all domestic abuse and no study has found that women do not suffer a disproportionate amount of domestic violence." THERE is the truth of this barbaric practice and I don't even know if it counts the women of Islam who are allowed to be beaten under Sharia as they are property not people.

There is NO reason for this new Congress to not get this crucial legislation renewed, even strengthened, and if they do not, it will again be the republican party which stands in the way. And I certainly hope women will continue doing in 2014 what they did in 2012, hold misogynists accountable for their ugliness and hatred of women. Our "christian" right is barely ahead of Sharia in how it views women and women's issues. That's not good enough in 21st century America. Not nearly.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:19 am
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.

Natalie V (27)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:39 pm

pam w (139)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:49 pm
We need this act and we need the ERA!

Rose Becke (141)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:17 am
Thanks for great post Carrie

Vivien Green (153)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:22 am
Noted and shared thank you Carrie.

alicia m (97)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:40 pm
noted, gracias, shared, gracias vivien

P A (117)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:47 am
"longtime anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly says that VAWA is “as sex-discriminatory as legislation can get.” Why? Because it isn’t designed to protect men. Schlafly argues that domestic violence is a problem that affects men and women equally: “A Centers for Disease Control survey found that half of all partner violence was mutual, and 282 scholarly studies reported that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men.” "

Firstly - what a crock! and secondly - it sounds as though the Tea Party (TP) may have been promoting Joe Redneck and his cousins to 'write a survey' that ends up with the result they want.

We should all be aware that anyone can conduct a survey - it is how it is conducted that is vital to interpreting the results. May I say that I have NEVER known a violent women - but I have known a lot of women who had violence done to them by men. Yes, some men are abused and they need help every bit as much as an abused woman - but the numbers of abused women are FAR greater than abused men!!


Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:19 am
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