4.26.2010

Are You a Hero?

Many men on YouTube dismiss women who tell their stories of abuse by a man. The common excuse used is that the man 'must've been a sociopath.'

Considering how rare true sociopathy is, this dismissal is rather weak.

These men who abuse are everywhere. The look normal, act normal and have normal jobs.

As a woman and a feminist on YouTube, I find many other women like myself sifting through comment after comment by males who use this dismissive tactic.

  • In the United States, a woman is beaten every 7.4 seconds. Approximately 3-4 million women are beaten by male partners annually.
  • The Commonwealth Fund survey reported that 1.9 million women reported having been raped, and 7.6 million reported having been mugged, robbed, or assaulted in the previous 5 years.
  • From 1983 to 1991, the number of domestic violence reports received increased by almost 117% (NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, 1983 and 1991).
  • Of every 1,000 pregnant women, 154 are assaulted by their partner during the first four months of pregnancy.
  • During the 5th through the 9th month, 170 out of 1,000 pregnant women are assaulted.

1 comment:

DesertLaser said...

The time has come for states and provinces to create "domestic violence databases", similar to "sex offender databases" that some states make available to the public. Then, an individual could enter their zip code and learn the identity and location of those in their area previously convicted of violent assault.

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