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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:48 PM

Russia: Anger at move to soften domestic violence law (Trigger warning)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38595993

"A bill to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence has passed its first reading in Russia's Duma, sparking anger among women's rights advocates.
The legislation would define first assaults which cause less serious injuries as administrative - rather than criminal - offences.
MP Yelena Mizulina, who introduced the bill, says people should not be jailed and labelled a criminal "for a slap".
But critics say it will set back efforts to tackle an endemic problem.
The silent nightmare of domestic violence in Russia"

We can only hope that the hard won gains in the US are not similarly eroded, eliminated, or overturned.

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GeoWilliam750 Jan 2017 OP
pangaia Jan 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2017 #2
SunSeeker Jan 2017 #3
ismnotwasm Jan 2017 #4
GeoWilliam750 Jan 2017 #5

Response to GeoWilliam750 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:50 PM

1. Coming to our shores as well, I am sure.

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:53 PM

2. I have predicted for a while now that our laws will be changed to make things like

rape legal.

All it takes is a GOP controlled government and you can count on it.

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2017, 02:06 PM

3. K & R for exposure of misogyny. nt

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:27 AM

4. God.

It just doesn't end, does it?

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:46 AM

5. No, it does not

It is hard to understand how truly pitiful some people must be, that for them to feel even slightly meaningful, they must hurt somebody weaker.

As the ranks of the powerless swell with fewer and fewer people having any power at all, I fear that the powerless will increasingly turn on each other rather than finding a real solution to their lack of power.

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