Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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  • March 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

    I think that it is a great thing to bring the International Violence Against Women Act to the publics awarness. It is something that women all over can support and urge congress to get behind.


  • March 16, 2010 at 1:33 AM  

    I think that this is a very important issue and that women all around the world should have the same equality. Every women should have the opportunity to protect themselves. This is a good cause to be shared with society.


  • March 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

    I think this is great too. women have little eqality and they should have same eqality as men. This will make people aware of situations mong women and make them support the International Violence Against Women Act.


  • March 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

    Domestic Violence Against Women is a subject matter not talked about enough. This is an important concern in today’s society, which calls for other individuals to seek action. A man has no right to feel superior enough to ever strike a woman. However, there are women out there who are scared to turn their husbands in or tell anyone. This fear these women feel must be obliterated so that the abuse stops. It is most important to realize that you should never be an innocent bystander to such a crime. No matter your relation to that woman it is your responsibility to tell someone. Think about your sister, mother, girlfriend, or friend being beaten by a man and someone watching this action happen and not doing anything about it. How would you feel if you got a call from the hospital saying your mother was in there in critical condition? More importantly how do you feel about the person you watched it happen and did nothing? This is why even if your relation to this woman is a stranger you have to do what you would want that person to do for the woman you love. This type of abuse can be stopped across the board. If as a collective whole we cannot stigmatize it anymore and encourage women to speak out against this type of abuse. Verbal or physical no matter kind of abuse is still abusive. Domestic violence in a household cannot only affect the mother getting abused but to the children who have to live with their abusive father as well. No one should ever feels helpless or alone. This type of violence is cruel and common and should be written about and spoken about with mass volume.


  • March 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

    The stats are off the charts with the number of women who are effected by domestic violence. Over half the women in the world are said to have had some sort of domestic violence towards them. This type of violence can be physical assault, rape, and/or threats. Around the world women are treated and depicted as objects subjected to abused from society and men. It is important to prevent this type of thinking and to prevent domestic violence from occurring. Girls between the ages of 15-24 are most at risk for potential abuse from an intimate partner. They are also the least likely to tell someone about it or seek help. This is an important issue that must be mentioned to young women. Luckily, there are positive advancements in the works and that have been taken to help women who have been victims. There are hotlines and shelters out there all over for women who need a safe place or someone to talk to.
    Police officers, judges, and doctors are all doing a better job of detecting issues of domestic violence. In the past domestic violence was looked the other way, but not anymore. No longer will a man be asked to take a walk around the block to cool off. There are now consequences and punishments for such actions. The government has also become involved and supportive giving money to help fund prevention and protection of victims of domestic violence. There is a future out there where domestic violence can cease to exist.


  • March 29, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

    This is a fantastic promotion towards women's rights. Our country as a whole needs to band together and give women equality. Society doesn't pay enough attention towards the issue of violence. It has been brought forward more so than in the past, but the issue still isn't talked about nearly enough. This act will help women move forward and gain more sense of safety among the country. Hopefully congress agrees with this act.


  • March 31, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

    Domestic violence against women is an issue no to be taken lightly. This is an extremely personal issue that affects millions of women through out the world daily. Because this is such a personal issue it should be viewed as one. What I mean by this is that when thinking about domestic violence you should imagine the women in your life that you love the most. You should envision your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, aunt, or friend possibly being beaten, raped, and neglected. This should be an upsetting image to all; therefore, more people need to do more to stop such abuse against women. It should anger everyone if someone you loved was being abused and no one did anything to help that individual. It is important to note that to stop domestic violence from happening again takes all of us needing to participate.
    Domestic violence tends to be a repetitive cycle that starts when a man begins to isolate his partner from others. Once isolated from others he convinces her that she is incapable of doing anything right, and eventually she feels worthless. Once he has abused her emotional, he then resorts to physical abuse and rape. The woman is then treated as an object in the relationship, no longer a person. This is the reason it makes it so hard fro women of domestic violence to tell someone what is happening, because many times they truly feel that they deserve this type of abuse. The most dangerous time fro a woman who wishes to break free form such an abuse is when she flees. The partner at this time usually becomes furious and searches for her.
    Because of all this it is important to help these women and to support shelters, hotlines, and prevention courses to stop domestic violence from becoming more dominant in our society. Imagine again if these women were the women in your family; what would you wan them to have?


  • April 4, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

    Violence against women has exploded in the past twenty years, mainly caused by intimate partners committing the assaults. According to the findings presented in theI read article an estimated 1.9 million women are physically abused every year. 17.6 percent of all women in the United States have been victim to rape at least once in their lives. Of those women 21.6 percent were raped when they were younger than twelve years old when first raped. However, the highest percentages of rapes, 32.4 percent, occur in the age’s between12 to 17. The largest and most shocking statistic portrays that 64 percent of women have reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by a current or former husband, cohabitating partner, boyfriend, or date since the age of eighteen. Only an estimated one third of injured female rape and physical assault victims actually receive medical treatment fro their injuries. The most common physical abuse for women has been slapping and hitting, followed by pushing, grabbing, and shoving: and hitting with an object. There were fewer cases of chocking, drowning, kicked or bit, beaten up, or used a gun or knife (5).
    All together this sums up critical statistics, which portray the vast number of women domestic violence touch. This is a predominant problem and issue in America that needs to be addressed and continued to have funding to support women. The percentages have decreased. I only hope that more people begin to understand the importance and begin to support.


  • April 7, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

    Sponsored by the organization MVP, Ms. Shaw and Lamburg addressed me and the USF women’s soccer team of the importance of active prevention against assault, rape, and verbal abuse. During this lesson they used techniques such as envisioning situations as well as addressing their own personal experiences. When the lesson concluded in a personal interview they informed me that even mentally and physically strong female athletes are still prone to be subjected to domestic violence while in collage. In many situations they said many women don’t think certain situations are wrong. In many of the cases the woman does not want to be alone or fail at a relationship so she continues to suffer form abuse until it becomes a normalcy in her life. It is most important for women to stand together they said. They talked about how no woman or individual should be a bystander to domestic violence and even if they are a stranger to you, you should never do nothing. They said you should always act the way you would want someone to if the most important woman to was being abused and a bystander witnessed it.

    Organizations like these are great and informative. I strongly suggest other college teams and schools to use the MVP program as well. It was a great experience that I enjoyed. Look them up!The best part is that everything is confidential and you can be as opened as you want about your own experiences or any questions you might have.


  • April 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

    I think there should be more awareness about the International Violence Against Women Act. I hear about so many more problems in the world just by being in class at a university. There are so many issues that I have never even heard about until it was shown to me in a class setting. People should be aware of these issues because of the mass forms of media we have offered to us nowadays. There are many issues I feel society would help out with if they simply knew about them and how to help. I probably would have never heard about this act unless I read this posting. This is just one of many issues that should be more aware to people.


  • April 12, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

    There are so many stories out there that people would not believe. There have been cases of women being killed by there partners after going to court and trying to get help. There have been doctors in the past that have told pregnant women to not let them hit you in the stomach and send the women back home. The cases and number of women consumed and subjected to this type of emotional and physical battery do not deserve it in any way shape or form. It is vitally important that we as a society help these women and men abused by their partners to not feel helpless, and more importantly to no feel worthless. In many situations the women actually feel as if they deserve to be screamed at or hit and that is awful to think about. Each partner in a relationship should be treated equally and should never lay a hand against the other. These are social and global issues that need to be dealt with . I hope that parents today are teaching there children to always respect the person they are with and to never ever resort o violence as a way to get what they want out of a relationship. Education and communication is key to help stop domestic violence on all fronts. KNow that everyone as a whole can do something to help someone else who is being abused. Either talking to that person, helping them get help, donating money, or clothes there is so much that can be done to help the victims. Many of you would be shocked to find out that domestic violence is prevelent in your own neighborhood.