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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #171)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:00 PM

175. I am more into prevention - that costs money. It's why things get out of hand. We need action.

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Biden has worked to get some more protections, and the VAWA may have helped her. I see some posts saying the man had no problems, was a nice guy, and then whammo. No, that's not the case. It's known that women stay with abusers when there is no support from family or the community to help them and their children make a new life.

Al Franken testified when trying to get the VAWA renewed last year about the number of homeless women and children who were in that situation because of domestic abuse. And how the VAWA was part of funding rape crisis centers and sheltered for battered women and their children.

This should have never happened. There was once a network of shelters and laws to prevent things going this far. Now they are closed down. The woman knew something was wrong, and this man was willing to murder his own innocent children for revenge. That doesn't evolve over night - the signs had to have been there.

GOP lawmakers have vented on women for wanting divorce, child support, housing and protection orders. This is also from a generation that grew up listening to the pure hatred for women that is the province of Rush Limbaugh. He's worse than any of them, Beck, etc. He's still on the air, having inoculated a generation to believe that women are gold diggers and the poor are moochers and no good for other reasons.

This is a national mental health issue - but when it's this big it's not called that - it's culture. I'm not calling him insane unless we are all insane - and we are a little to deny that this requires compassionate pro-active measures. It won't be fixed by name calling or condemning the victims. RWers don't want these folks helped, they want them to disappear and don't care. Now the Earth will take their remains.

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