Why the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) should be rewritten

Phyllis Schlafly explains. (H/T Ruth Blog)

Excerpt:

Ignoring the mountain of evidence that women initiate physical violence nearly as often as men, VAWA has more than 60 passages in its lengthy text that exclude men from its benefits. For starters, the law’s title should be changed to Partner Violence Reduction Act, and the words “and men” should be added to those 60 sections.

The law should be rewritten to deal with the tremendous problem of false accusations so that its priority can be to help real victims. A Centers for Disease Control survey found that half of all partner violence was mutual, and 282 scholarly studies reported that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men.

Currently used definitions of domestic violence that are unacceptably trivial include calling your partner a naughty word, raising your voice, causing “annoyance” or “emotional distress,” or just not doing what your partner wants. The law’s revision should use an accurate definition of domestic violence that includes violence, such as: “any act or threatened act of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, which results or threatens to result in physical injury.”

Women who make domestic violence accusations are not required to produce evidence and are never prosecuted for perjury if they lie. Accused men are not accorded fundamental protections of due process, not considered innocent until proven guilty, and in many cases, are not afforded the right to confront their accusers.

Legal assistance is customarily provided to women but not to men. Men ought to be entitled to equal protection of the law because many charges are felonies and could result in prison and loss of money, job, and reputation.

Feminist recipients of VAWA handouts lobby legislators, judges and prosecutors on the taxpayers’ dime (which is contrary toSection 1913 of Title 18, U.S. Code), and the results are generally harmful to all concerned. This lobbying has resulted in laws calling for mandatory arrest (i.e., the police must arrest someone; guess who), of the predominant aggressor (i.e., ignore the facts and assume the man is the aggressor), and no-drop prosecution (i.e., prosecute the man even if the woman has withdrawn her accusation or refuses to testify).

I think this is something that most people never even think about. But we could agree that violence against women is terrible, but still not endorse the feminist-inspired VAWA law as the solution to the problem.

2 thoughts on “Why the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) should be rewritten”

  1. I heartily agree. Throughout my life, I have seen (and experienced) more abuse from women than men. I could site example after example, yet no matter what, women are viewed as perpetual victims, never perpetrators, with false accusations rampant. This attitude does a diservice to all the victims of violence. As long as our culture keeps its blinders on to the problem, it cannot be dealt with.

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  2. Please take a look at the blog “The Unknown History of MISANDRY.” One of my current projects is to overturn the myth that before the rise of the (Marxist) domestic violence industry police and “society” ignored, tolerated and accepted violence against women. Many authoritative sources make this demonstrably false claim. Unfortunately many MRAs do not like to discuss the punishment of male abusers in the past because they wrongly feel such revelations tend to make ALL men look bad. But we need to overturn the lie, so we can show that the policies of VAWA are a failure. Awareness of actual DV has not increased at all; nor has actual DV diminished. Here is an extensive post on this particular issue — http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/search/label/Domestic%20Violence

    Also the “Greatest Hits” post — http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/search/label/Domestic%20Violence
    — will serve to introduce many other relevant facts which contradict misandric ideology.

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