September 23, 2007

Wed-Thur News Roll-up(Sep. 19-20, 2007)

The first three articles below outline some over all good information about DV in general. They give three different perspectives into the community problems that arise from DV, even through all state different statistics. I do get discouraged that these types of articles are only written around this time of year, at least they have become more informative over the past few years. I wanted to take a break from just all the bad stuff that happens in the world and have us look a little closer at the good things going on in the movement.

The last article was very interesting to me and somewhat a breath of fresh air, so to speak, to find that there are those out there trying to relate the seriousness of abuse in LGBT relationships. Most of us never think that there is DV in the LGBT community. This article describes the differences as well as the similarities of abuse in same gender vs. different gender couples. There are still DV shelters in the US that will not take in a lesbian much less a gay man. They won't even talk to them or try to help....These shelters generally will try to blame the sexual orientation as the cause of the abuse, like they don't deserve to be helped. This is a very sore subject with me, as are the DOMA Laws. It all pretty much allows those in the LGBT community to "get away" with being abusive. I'm not saying that I believe that the abuse is any worse in one situation or another, I'm just saying that it is my belief that all human beings regardless of anything, should be treated the same if they are being abused by someone else.

Domestic violence is a public health emergency that costs billionsThe News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USAKATE McGRAW, Special to The News Journal October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a power and control issue between intimate ...See all stories on this topic

Hutchison: Youngest victims are responsibility of us all San Jose Mercury News - CA, USAWe have learned a lot about the psychology of domestic violence in the past 20 years, including that it cuts across economic lines and many women are afraid ...See all stories on this topic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness - Kendallville,IN,USAWhat is the impact of domestic violence on our communities? One in three women is a victim of domestic violence. In 2001, women accounted for 85 percent of ...See all stories on this topic

Domestic Violence Knows No OrientationBrooklyn Downtown STAR - USABy Sherry Mazzocchi Domestic violence is an underreported crime. Victims fear retribution from the batterer or wrongly believe they are the cause of abuse. ...See all stories on this topic

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