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  •  Your breakdown is stunning for some reason. (1+ / 0-)
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    It shouldn't be as it only makes logical sense.

    That approximately a quarter of the men in this country have physically assaulted the women in their lives is more than little troubling.

    That some of them undoubtedly walk the halls of power is equally so.  

    I much prefer to focus on women and children in danger, what can be done to get them out, and the support needed so they can heal and create meaningful lives.

    But the men who inflict so much pain must be dealt with.

    What are your thoughts on this?

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by Onomastic on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:20:00 AM PST

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    •  First of all, I think there is a reason most (2+ / 0-)
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      statistics tend to focus on the number of victims, rather than the number of perpetrators out there...because many studies seem to focus on why some women become victims--in essence, it's an attempt at victim blaming. The studies seem to look for flaws in the victim that made her vulnerable to abuse--despite the fact that any woman can become a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.

      Many people do not want to confront the fact that a sizable percentage of men in this country are abusive toward women--nor do they wish to acknowledge the role that many cherished institutions--such as conservative churches--play in enabling and justifying this kind of behavior.

      So in addition to pushing for legislation that protects victims and holds abusers accountable, we need to educate the public about the nature of domestic violence and sexual assault. Until people truly start to understand that violence against women is not simply the acts of a few bad men-that it is something that is ingrained into the culture itself--it will be difficult to hold these men accountable.

      •  I've just basically cleared my schedule, (1+ / 0-)
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        except for grand boy times, to focus on this issue.

        Someone just asked me if I'd want to put together a blogathon on this starting after Thanksgiving.

        The points you raise are vitally important. Given that the VAWA will die if it is not funded and reauthorized during the next 27 days, would you be interested in doing a diary for such a blogathon?

        "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

        by Onomastic on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:00:13 AM PST

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        •  I would love to. In fact, I've been working (1+ / 0-)
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          on a diary on this subject--in it, I wish to explore the link between social conservatism and violence against women. Just let me know what day and what time you want me to post. I'll finish the diary this weekend.

          •  Let's continue this conversation through dk's (1+ / 0-)
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            private message system.

            Just got off the phone with Patriot Daily, blogathon organizer extraordinaire, and there's a great deal to research, plan, and think about. Not least of which is contacting the VAWA's sponsors to get their take on what the status is. I'll be calling them before anything else.

            Is that all right with you?

            "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

            by Onomastic on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:29:35 AM PST

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