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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:01 PM

Women and Violence

Buenos Aires art exhibit combats violence against women

An art installation in Buenos Aires called attention Friday to the physical abuse of women, ahead of a date set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness of the problem.

Sunday marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women designated by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1999.

While our own Ass-Shat GOP Congressional leaders are doing this!

GOP Not Budging On Violence Against Women Act

If Republicans have been chastened by losing the women’s vote last week by the widest margin in modern history, they have a funny way of showing it.

House GOP leaders aren’t yielding to a bipartisan coalition of Senate leaders demanding they extend the protections of the Violence Against Women Act — an anti-domestic abuse bill that was first passed with broad support in 1994 but hit a brick wall of Republican opposition earlier this year.

“Domestic violence protections for all women shouldn’t be a Democratic or a Republican issue,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the party’s point person for the issue, said in a statement. “A six month delay is inexcusable. One day is inexcusable. As we enter the final days of this Congress, it is time for House Republicans to look beyond ideology and partisan politics. Their obstruction is taking a toll on women across this country.”

Failing to extend funding would reduce available resources for state and local governments to combat domestic violence. As things stand, the stalemate shows no signs of ending.

Asked if she believes House Republicans will come around, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a leading advocate for VAWA, told TPM on Thursday, “I have no idea.”

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