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  •  It seems to me that the rise of the religious (6+ / 0-)

    right (and KY is one place where these churches have grown a great deal) has made many people much more open and accepting of physical and sexual abuse of women. Back when I was growing up, a man who kidnapped a  young woman might have to deal with her angry gun loving male relatives--the case of a Clawvern Jacobs, who kidnapped, raped and killed a girl at Alice Lloyd college back during the eighties comes to mind. Many people living in eastern Ky at the time would have hung that dude at the first oak if they could have gotten their hands on him--and the girl's dad even tried to sneak around and get him bailed out of jail for that exact purpose.  These days, though, I think a lot of people in KY would have been searching for a way to blame the victim.

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