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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:06 PM

Gov. Nikki Haley cuts funding for rape crisis centers

and sexual assault prevention programs.

According to the governor, state funding for rape victims “attempts to serve a portion of our population for which we extend our sympathy and encouragement, but nevertheless, it is only a small portion of South Carolina’s chronically ill or abused.” Haley said the $453,000 designated for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s rape crisis centers “distract[s] from the agency’s broader mission of protecting South Carolina’s public health.”

However, SCCADVASA Executive Director Pamela Jacobs said in a statement that sexual assault is “undoubtedly a public health issue. And with rates of sexual violence far surpassing national numbers, it is also one of the most serious health epidemics facing South Carolinians.”

In fact, the State Law Enforcement Division reports that South Carolina’s rape rate has exceeded the national rate every year since 1982. Jacobs said the coalition’s 15 sexual assault programs in South Carolina helped over 5,000 victims in 2011 — over half of which were children — and emergency hotline workers answered over 7,000 calls, SCCADVASA’s programs also provide prevention education to over 50,000 South Carolina students, which Jacobs said helps prevent sexual violence before it occurs.

“If this veto is not overridden, rape crisis centers will lose 37% of their current state funding, which will drastically reduce their ability to respond to victims and provide prevention education,” said Jacobs.

http://palmettopublicrecord.org/2012/07/10/more-veto-outrage-over-gov-haleys-cuts-to-distracting-rape-crisis-centers/



I can't stand Haley. Not only has she vetoed funding for the life saving HPV vaccine for girls and opined that “women don’t care about contraception” on The View, now she's decided that rape and sexual violence are a mere "distraction" in the public health arena in a state where rape exceeds the national rate:

"the State Law Enforcement Division reports that South Carolina’s rape rate has exceeded the national rate every year since 1982. Jacobs said the coalition’s 15 sexual assault programs in South Carolina helped over 5,000 victims in 2011 — over half of which were children "

The GOP is filled with self loathing women,she seems to be in the running for the worst of them. .

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gregoire Jul 2012 #1
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boston bean Jul 2012 #3
seabeyond Jul 2012 #7
JNathanK Jul 2012 #5
redqueen Jul 2012 #6
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JNathanK Jul 2012 #4
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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:16 PM

1. Think her pro-rape stance...

 

is due to her culture and upbringing? The few Sikhs I know are all very anti-women.

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Response to gregoire (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:23 PM

2. I wouldn't call it "pro rape", more like "disinterested".

I also doubt you could blame her upbringing unless you want to stereotype all Sikhs, more likely she's a typical self loathing right wing woman.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:09 PM

3. People like her only worry about themselves. That is what it really is.

And they sit in judgment upon others regarding things they don't think they will ever need or do.

It's pure self centeredness.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:22 PM

7. i hear that so much from women... or girls. i had an 18 yr old girl saying these things

 

to me.

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Response to gregoire (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

5. Yah, most Sikhs I've met come off as self superior jerks.

It might be some aspect of Indian culture I don't understand too well though that I'm misinterpreting.

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Response to JNathanK (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:46 PM

6. WTF?

There is no reason to think there are any more or fewer jerks of that faith than any other.

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Wed Oct 15, 2014, 06:47 AM

11. How sad for you.

Every Sikh I've met has been extremely kind and gracious. Even after they were attacked and saw their friends murdered in their own Temple, they talked about peace and forgiveness.

I wonder how many DUers - or DU visitors - would show such grace.

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Response to sufrommich (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

4. They get self loathing female and black Republicans to do all the things white, male Republicans...

would get called out on. You ever notice the most anti-black and anti-women opinions come from black and female conservatives on fox news?

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Response to JNathanK (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. i have noticed it with women. but then, i think most of the attack from repugs is to

 

women. dont know how many black spokespeople they have.

really, i do not watch fox.

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