Justice Official Gives Thanks for Bias and
Last week we were jolted with the news that the
global warming crisis is a hoax, an
ideologically-driven scam based on data that have
been routinely doctored, selectively presented, and
when necessary, furtively disposed of.
But theres another global disinformation
campaign that is still going strong. Its
called the Cult of Domestic Violence. This ruse
threatens the very foundation of American society:
the traditional family.
This past Thursday Catherine Pierce, acting
director of the Department of Justice Office of
Violence Against Women, issued a Thanksgiving
message now that sounds comforting,
Ms. Pierce called for a national
conversation about violence against women and teen
dating abuse. The Department of Justice will also
dedicate this day to talk about ways to end the
violence against women and girls that pervades
every community in America.
Those sentences contain two very generous
helpings of Ms.-Information.
First, domestic violence does not
pervade every community in America. In
fact, among couples in intact, married
relationships, partner violence is essentially
non-existent. Yes, intimate partner aggression
lurks in some corners, but it is concentrated in
low-income, substance-abusing couples not connected
by the bonds of marriage.
Second, domestic abuse is not limited to
violence against women. There is also a substantial
level of female-perpetrated violence against men
that goes unreported to the police. All the
research shows women are equally likely to aggress,
whether its a slap-the-cad rebuke or a
teach-you-a-lesson knee to the groin.
For example, the Centers for Disease Control
reports 8.9% of adolescent males are victims of
dating violence each year, compared to an almost
identical number 8.8% -- of adolescent
And lets not purge our memory banks of the
tragedy of former NFL star quarterback Steve
McNair, shot four times in the chest this past July
by his ex-girlfriend as he lay asleep.
So how does Ms. Pierces one-sided
Thanksgiving proclamation embrace mean-spirited
Because when gobble-gobble statistics are
floated before an unsuspecting public, persons
begin to believe the lies. Segments of the
population become stereotyped and demonized.
Laws are eventually passed that eliminate
persons fundamental civil liberties
just consider all the states that have passed
mandatory arrest laws that shred
Constitutional guarantees of probable-cause. Once a
man is saddled with an arrest record, it becomes a
cinch to tar him with the abuser label and take
away his children.
Just as the global warming religion has come
under scrutiny in recent years, a growing number of
persons have begun to question the rigid orthodoxy
that envelopes the domestic violence industry.
On October 1, President Obama issued a
proclamation that highlighted the plight of both
male and female survivors of abuse: Domestic
violence touches the lives of Americans of all
ages, leaving a devastating impact on women, men,
and children of every background and
Three weeks later Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
declared on the House floor, When we think of
domestic violence, we think of the women as being
the victims. But its also men victimized as
well. Male victims are less likely to report the
violence, and seek services due to the stigma
associated with being a male victim or not being
And on Tuesday December 1, WETV will be airing
its latest installment of Secret Lives of Women.
The promo reads, The fact is however, that
more than a third of all DA [domestic
abuse] cases feature males as victims, and even
that number is considered low due to the relatively
low reporting of these cases by men who are ashamed
and afraid to do so.
Maybe we should all encourage OVW director
Catherine Pierce to tune in: Catherine.Pierce@usdoj.gov
. The last thing our families need is half-baked
holiday greetings foisted upon us by self-serving
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