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Are you in favor of The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act ?

mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/05/06 16:08:42
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  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/06 19:33:44
    yes
    Rebel Yell
    +5
    One in five: that’s how many women will be raped in their lifetime. One in six: that’s how many women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. One in four women will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence at some point in their lives.

    Violence in the family includes battering by intimate partners, fathers or brothers, sexual abuse of female children and young women in the household by family members, marital rape, and female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women. . Women live in fear of trafficking, forced prostitution, rape, and other abuses by armed groups.

    In spite of the fact that this law has helped reduce domestic violence by more than half,
    31 Republicans voted against the renewal because of the " wording". They believe only certain women should be protected. Undesirables like gays and illegals shouldn't be included. Such a sensitive, caring group.

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  • Cat 1017 2012/05/08 11:09:17
    no
    Cat 1017
    +1
    I'm sorry. I meant yes....
  • Commenting_one 2012/05/08 06:21:08
    yes
    Commenting_one
  • wtxwoman 2012/05/08 06:19:09
    yes
    wtxwoman
    +1
    Until the late 1950s, dogs had more rights than wives. There was laws on the books about beating your dog, but nothing about beating your wife. The young women of today need to sit up and pay attention or they will lose what has been fought so hard to gain.
  • Pat 2012/05/08 05:06:20
    yes
    Pat
    +1
    To me this is a no brainer. Apparently the GOP can't operated without a brain.
  • Mel 2012/05/08 04:54:47
    yes
    Mel
    +1
    A woman is assaulted every 30 minutes in this country. Any man who beats a women deserves to have his testicle amputated.
  • Jose Hernandez 2012/05/07 18:54:26
    Undecided
    Jose Hernandez
    +1
    What effects will this have?
  • mk, Sma... Jose He... 2012/05/07 18:59:25
  • Mel mk, Sma... 2012/05/08 04:57:04
    Mel
    +2
    No it actually allows women to use weapons in the face of extremely physical dangers. You can find the legislation online.
  • mk, Sma... Mel 2012/05/08 09:56:29
  • Cat 1017 mk, Sma... 2012/05/08 11:14:31
    Cat 1017
    +1
    uh huh.....right...
  • Mel Jose He... 2012/05/08 04:56:04
    Mel
    +2
    Ir will reinforce the penalties against those who assault and rape women, especially domestic abuse.
  • mjkowal 2012/05/07 14:06:15
    yes
    mjkowal
    +2
    Absolutely!!! The Act passed through Congress with bipartisan support in 1994. Why is it an issue now??

    The Violence Against Women laws provides programs and services, including:

    Community violence prevention programs
    Protections for victims who are evicted from their homes because of events related to domestic violence or stalking
    Funding for victim assistance services, like rape crisis centers and hotlines
    Programs and services for victims with disabilities
    Legal aid for survivors of violence

    What most people tend to forget is how little time has actually passed since women have had ANY rights. Remember it has been less than 100 years since women have been able to vote! It wasn't until the 1970's that it became more mainstream for women to even aspire to have careers!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/07 10:21:24
    yes
    Lady Whitewolf
  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/06 19:33:44
    yes
    Rebel Yell
    +5
    One in five: that’s how many women will be raped in their lifetime. One in six: that’s how many women will be victims of stalking in their lifetime. One in four women will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence at some point in their lives.

    Violence in the family includes battering by intimate partners, fathers or brothers, sexual abuse of female children and young women in the household by family members, marital rape, and female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women. . Women live in fear of trafficking, forced prostitution, rape, and other abuses by armed groups.

    In spite of the fact that this law has helped reduce domestic violence by more than half,
    31 Republicans voted against the renewal because of the " wording". They believe only certain women should be protected. Undesirables like gays and illegals shouldn't be included. Such a sensitive, caring group.
  • Dagon 2012/05/06 17:56:38
  • Arel 2012/05/06 17:11:42 (edited)
    no
    Arel
    +2
    Once again the federal government has over stepped their limits of power. The states already have in place statutes for domestic violence and that is where it belongs. This will just add more programs and grants provided by the federal government that will be misused and abused at the expense of the tax payers.
  • Waldorf 2012/05/06 16:50:55
    no
    Waldorf
    +2
    It sounded good (to some) but was immediately abused as an anti-gun measure. There is no need for the feds to be involved.
  • mk, Sma... Waldorf 2012/05/06 17:01:00
  • Mel Waldorf 2012/05/08 04:58:04
    Mel
    +2
    There is NO antigun legislation in the bill. have you even read it?
  • Cat 1017 Mel 2012/05/08 11:20:14
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Probably not, just running with a rumor......
  • Mel Cat 1017 2012/05/08 16:15:08
    Mel
    +2
    Yes he is. I cannot tolerate people who comment on things and haven't bothered to read them
  • Waldorf Mel 2012/05/08 13:09:34
    Waldorf
    +2
    Oh, yes there is. The following is from the very first paragraph of the law they are trying to reauthorize:

    "Violence Against Women Act of 1994
    Violence Against Women Act of 1994

    Summary of Criminal Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act

    The 1994 Crime Act was landmark legislation for all victims of crime and demonstrates the commitment of President Clinton and the Congress to make real progress in the areas of law enforcement, victim assistance, prosecutions and crime prevention. The Violence Against Women Act, enacted as part of that law, makes it a crime to cross state lines to continue to abuse a spouse or partner, creates tough new penalties for sex offenders, and prohibits anyone facing a restraining order for domestic abuse from possession of a firearm."

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/l...
  • Mel Waldorf 2012/05/08 16:16:09
    Mel
    +1
    I have not read anything in the bill itself concerning this. BALONEY!
  • Waldorf Mel 2012/05/08 19:21:53 (edited)
    Waldorf
    +2
    The Domestic Gun Violence Act is a separate law passed in 1996, two years after VAWA. It was masterminded by Sen. Frank Lautenberg and infamously slipped into another bill in conference committee (never voted on). Just days ago he spoke again about the gun issue and could very well have an amendment added in conference that outlaws purchase of guns at a gun show without background checks.
  • Mel Waldorf 2012/05/10 04:13:37
    Mel
    +1
    I'll look that up
  • Cat 1017 Waldorf 2012/05/08 11:19:30 (edited)
    Cat 1017
    +2
    You guys will try holding onto your gun, to hell with the abuse of women, just let ME protect my guns....COWARDS, what jokes you are....You want protection for your guns at the expense of abuse...MY GOD!!!!...So it should hinge on anti guns rhetoric, you just gave credence to the anti women/war on women GOP assault....thank you
  • Waldorf Cat 1017 2012/05/10 11:23:56
    Waldorf
    +2
    Too much drama. There is probably medication for that kind of hysteria. You don't know what you think you know, and you certainly don't know what I think about abusing women.
  • Cat 1017 Waldorf 2012/05/10 12:52:15
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Oh puleez...LOL...Oh Puleez...
  • Waldorf Cat 1017 2012/05/10 12:53:30
    Waldorf
    +2
    Pretty lame come back. What's your point?
  • Cat 1017 Waldorf 2012/05/10 12:57:58
    Cat 1017
    +1
    That you have no point....
  • Waldorf Cat 1017 2012/05/10 13:01:44
    Waldorf
    +2
    But you don't appear to know the story on the gun issue. You just want to be hysterical and demonize anyone with a different viewpoint, while that person may still actually being very much on the side of women...something to which you are blinded by hysteria.
  • XENON23 2012/05/06 16:48:12
    Undecided
    XENON23
    +3
    I favor laws against Violence Against anyone.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/05/06 16:09:52

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