Natalie Brekkaas
Natalie Brekkaas

It is telling that the Gov't is willing to take this away from women (and children) who have already been victimized. Sick.

Jessica Coates
Jessica Coates
  • Natalie Brekkaas

Yep. I get that same disgusted/revolted feeling looking at the Statistics over the last five years for reports of domestic violence and rape here in Canada. Stats are supposedt o be a relfection of teh communities they are related to, and some of these stats aren't changing....What does that say about the abuse? Not that it's going down, but rather, that someone higher up the food chain has decided that if you' aren't first in line, then you're not worth the money spent to protect or...

Yep. I get that same disgusted/revolted feeling looking at the Statistics over the last five years for reports of domestic violence and rape here in Canada. Stats are supposedt o be a relfection of teh communities they are related to, and some of these stats aren't changing....What does that say about the abuse? Not that it's going down, but rather, that someone higher up the food chain has decided that if you' aren't first in line, then you're not worth the money spent to protect or investigate or treat as an equal when the end of what they're willing to report gets hit before you get help, oh well! We're still sending the message to women and children here in Canada that we dont' care if they're harmed, we care about whether or not the harm they've suffered can be peddled into a lifelong gravy train with award and a pardon for further freedom to continue to commit abuse. It's sickening that rapists, murdererr, pedophiles and those who commit incest are abl e (through the system) to force women and children into visitation with such persons under the excuse of "the child's best interests, meaningful relationship clauses and parental alienation" excuses. I'm proud of myself for standing up and speaking out against it, and I'll be far happier to see that our voices are being heard, and that we 're all doing something to stop this from continuing. I often wonder if the basis for such campaigns as "Men Can Stop Rape" and White Ribbon are based on fact (that most men aren't like this) or if that is what they want people to believe and to strive for, a kind of false hope - fake it 'til you make it, kind of idea. It scares me to be left wondering which is the truth, and not knowing; if the former is the truth, change would have ensued; oif it is the latter, then the reserach shows that it amy take another decade to make a change in schools, and still another two generations before we see enough political change to make our efforts tangible and real. It's worth, it, but what a cost to have paid. It is war. A war in which the most harmful weapon is "silence." I gather hope from petiotions like this one; there are people speaking up, speaking out, I'm not alone, and I am not the only one. Thank you again, Natalie, and Les, for both of you siging and saying something. I appreciate it; it's an act of equality/love, and that love is real, and I am grateful.

Cathleen Garcia-Wilbourn

I am a previous victim of domestic violence, I say previous because I was able to escape eventually. I spent years with the man raping and hitting me, locking me in or out of rooms. money and car keys taken away. I stayed because I had no where to go. out of nowhere one day I left his room and decided I had to get out of there, so I waited until he left for work that night, called a shelter and the police. it took me some time to get the courage to go outside the shelter, but I got a...

I am a previous victim of domestic violence, I say previous because I was able to escape eventually. I spent years with the man raping and hitting me, locking me in or out of rooms. money and car keys taken away. I stayed because I had no where to go. out of nowhere one day I left his room and decided I had to get out of there, so I waited until he left for work that night, called a shelter and the police. it took me some time to get the courage to go outside the shelter, but I got a protection order and a divorce 9 months later. I felt better about myself but still scared of him. I have moved 9 times in 7 years, afraid. and now he knows where I am again. so I switched apartments but I cant keep running. I have lost more than I care to admit during the relationship with this man. I am alive today, and have woken up everyday for the last few years not bruised or locked in something. I am not posting this for any pity, nor do I wish for any negative comments, I am simply sharing my experience in the hope that even one person who is experiencing this type of situation may know they are not alone. their feelings are valid. and believe it or not, someone out there cares. like or comment, but like I said if it is negative or something, keep it to yourself. domestic violence is real, and can happen to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. thanks

Doris Masters
Doris Masters
  • Cathleen Garcia-Wilbourn

Press CHARGES and put him away!!! You need to take back your OWN power over YOUR life! DO NOT continue to move STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! Love N Respect N Hugs to you. I kept my residences silent from my exhusband for four or five years when I first left him. When I stood up to him and threatened to press charges and put him away he started to work on his own issues and our relationship changed and we became better parents for it! Congratulations on your Courage!!!

Karen Kalmenson
Karen Kalmenson

politicos, do not be confused.
NO man or woman should.
ever be abused.
protection we need.
we need it to last,
or rights of woman.
and their safety.
will sink
very fast!

Karen Kalmenson
Karen Kalmenson
  • Karen Kalmenson

been through it...and not fun:(

Rose Monaco Arnaudo
Rose Monaco Arnaudo

Violence against women is wrong on may levels.

James Fox
James Fox
  • Rose Monaco Arnaudo

No, on any level, never..

Abigail Mitchell
Abigail Mitchell

Recently went through trama. Taking care of myself.

James Fox
James Fox
  • Abigail Mitchell

Hope all is well and you are safe, good luck..

Vanessa Fisher
Vanessa Fisher

I am free, free at last from verbal and physical abuse and happy..don't be scared and walk away take your children I left with my daughter and felt safe on my own and still on my own looking after abused children for domestic abuse and neglect...I am happy.

Childrens Rights Florida
Childrens Rights Florida
  • Vanessa Fisher

Women Against VAWA Excess – WAVE – is dedicated to exposing how the Violence Against Women Act has veered away from its original intended purpose to stop domestic violence. Now, VAWA has come to embrace a radical ideology that marginalizes true victims, harms families, and betrays the ideals of equality feminism.

WAVE invites persons to visit its website, which features articles by Wendy McElroy, Anna Rittgers, and others: http://womenagainstvawa.org/.

WAVE also sponsors a Facebook page at ...

Women Against VAWA Excess – WAVE – is dedicated to exposing how the Violence Against Women Act has veered away from its original intended purpose to stop domestic violence. Now, VAWA has come to embrace a radical ideology that marginalizes true victims, harms families, and betrays the ideals of equality feminism.

WAVE invites persons to visit its website, which features articles by Wendy McElroy, Anna Rittgers, and others: http://womenagainstvawa.org/.

WAVE also sponsors a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstVAWAExcess?sk=wall. We invite women to drop by and share your experiences and concerns about VAWA and with the domestic violence programs in your area.

For information on submitting an article, contact: [email protected]
http://www.causes.com/childrensrights

Min Debra James
Min Debra James

Women would fight back, but it will take more than their hands to do so, a Women should be able to defend Herself by any means necessary. It has happened to Me, I found any means that was necessary. I said to Myself this would never happen again, as a child I seen My Mom defend Herself by any means necessary, She had become helpless.

Min Debra James
Min Debra James
  • Min Debra James

Michelle Mitchell They said her husband beat her in her house and then she went and got her gun, showed up at the husbands house and fired one shot in the air, because she left her house and went to his showed and proved to the courts that she had no fear so there for the stand your ground clause did not apply to her situation. I would say she could have been afraid she just felt like she had to handle her business and claim her ground.
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Bob Peloquin
Bob Peloquin

I agree James, as I'm also a Police Officer, and it disgust me to see a "man" hit a woman.I understand a relationship can become frustrating at times, but I also know that the men that do the hitting and abusing have other chooses. THEY CAN LEAVE AND COOL OFF FOR A WHILE. Then go get counseling. "It's not my fault!"
Let me know how that excuse works for you when your children won't talk to you, and want nothing to do with you. Yea, you're the man!

James Fox
James Fox
  • Bob Peloquin

Bob i always say if you haft to hit her you should not be with her, or anyone u need to beat then that is not love and care.. Thank Bob be careful,,,

Donna Eckhart
Donna Eckhart

I can not believe they would even think or dropping this Act. I have been one of the lucky ones. My Husband has never been Violent to me in any way. But as a couple we have helped a lot of Our Friends Many Times! And Time after time You would never Guess She was being Abused the way they were. They Do Hide it...most times even from their Best friends and especially their Family. Please Do Not Drop this Act VAWV! Some of these women are scared because they have no where to go, No One Seems To...

I can not believe they would even think or dropping this Act. I have been one of the lucky ones. My Husband has never been Violent to me in any way. But as a couple we have helped a lot of Our Friends Many Times! And Time after time You would never Guess She was being Abused the way they were. They Do Hide it...most times even from their Best friends and especially their Family. Please Do Not Drop this Act VAWV! Some of these women are scared because they have no where to go, No One Seems To Care! Show Them That America Cares, This United States Will Not Tolerate Atrocities Such As These! The Time To Act Is Now!
Protect These Women From Their Abusers!

Donna Eckhart
Donna Eckhart
  • Donna Eckhart

Please Click on it and Sign It!

Char Jolin
Char Jolin

Penalties for domestic violence need to be substancially increased--this needs to hit the abuser where it hurts, with longer jail terms, huge fines and penalties, years of counseling and a gps strapped to their ankle at all times. I am a victim of domestic violence and was shot twice, and thank God survived. He then committed suicide by putting the gun to his head. I was afraid to leave him because the fear that he would hunt me down paralyzed me. I was lucky. Many women are not as lucky. You're right Katherine Walker, no more!

Char Jolin
Char Jolin
  • Char Jolin

thanks Angela, for all your support, love ya!

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