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Phyllis Schlafly Says Violence Against Women Act Promotes Divorce And Hatred of Men

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Phyllis Schlafly
Today in St. Louisans weighing in on national politics, Daily RFT brings you the always charming Phyllis Schlafly, president of the Eagle Forum and conservative activist with reliably delightful views on other human beings.

Today's topic? The Violence Against Women Act, the one that Congress failed to extend last year.

Why is VAWA really, really awful? Schlafly's got some wisdom for you.

Schlafly has a statement in a newsletter this week from the right-wing Family Research Council, slamming the proposal. FRC writes:

"In its 17 years of operation," Phyllis Schlafly explains, VAWA "has done little or no good for real victims of domestic violence, while its funds have been used to fill feminist coffers and to lobby for feminist objectives and laws. Although every spending bill should be subject to rigorous auditing procedures in order to curb waste and fraud, VAWA has somehow ducked accountability for the [$660 million] a year it doles out to radical feminist organizations."

The comments from a column she penned for conservative site townhall.com, which have earned her a fair amount of (negative) attention.

There's a lot in the column, so we recommend you VAWA-supporters out there looking for a nice afternoon headache just make your way over to townhall.com now.

Here are some highlights:

Despite rigid feminist dogma that there are no gender differences, VAWA is totally grounded in feminist-created gender stereotypes. Starting with its title, Violence Against Women, its fundamental assumption is that men are naturally batterers and women are naturally victims.

In other words, men are always guilty, and women must always be believed without fear of being punished for perjury. VAWA assumes there is no violence against men, and it doesn't provide services for men who are victims of domestic violence.

And the argument that women can allege whatever they want through VAWA:

The feminists have so broadened the definition of domestic violence that it doesn't have to be violent and can usually be whatever a woman alleges. Definitions of domestic violence include vague and overbroad concepts such as emotional distress, harassment, annoyance or merely unpleasant speech.

And this gem, that VAWA unfairly promotes the hatred of men:

Instead of promoting divorce, breakup of marriage and hatred of men, VAWA should be revised to encourage counseling when appropriate and voluntary.

Poor men victimized by VAWA!

Continue for comments from a Missouri official who today is urging the reauthorization of VAWA.



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drusher
drusher

Hey Sam, if federal law established a Violence Against Whites Act, blaming everything on blacks and prosecuting them for things that whites did, would you support that too?  Choose wisely --- you cant have it both ways.

drusher
drusher

The fact is that women initiate slightly over half of all serious domestic violence.  There are no hotlines or other services that help men deal with violent women.  Men are supposed to put up with it until somebody gets hurt.  When that happens it is always the man's fault in the feminist lexicon.  Feminists put out volumes of self-nominating surveys to find what they want to report.  The CDC has two groups reporting on domestic violence.  One is run by feminists that reports all kinds of bizarre statistics.  The other is run by scientists who report things as they are.  The CDC puts up with feminists because politics insists that feminists have a say in things even if they are dead wrong.  See: http://mediaradar.org for some real peer-reviewed science.

Even in the Duke Lacrosse Rape case, the lady who ran the SART clinic rejected the finding of innocence (4.00 in the video below), in what was perhaps the most thorough rape investigation ever done (rape is also violence) The stripper, Crystal Mangum, was never charged with making a false rape allegation.  Crystal Mangum was later found guilty of child abuse and killing her boyfriend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQIJt65mq_A

Tenacity
Tenacity

I suppose the author assumes women are incapable of violence, and can only be victims, and also never lie. Basic feminazi propaganda. 


Men receive no money for service of any kind, and are only perpetrators. 

jumpinjezebel
jumpinjezebel

ol Phyliss is the perfect example of why republicans are going extinct.

fishintheseam
fishintheseam

Why do people keep allowing this kook to keep speaking, someone should have taken the microphone away from her a LONG time ago.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

So I suppose she thinks its okay if a guy hits his wife or girlfriend?  Damn these people keep digging that hole deeper.

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