Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Thinking Loud About Domestic Violence

If each one of us is connected then what do we do about a women who is being beaten and battered? Should it matter if that woman is an undocumented person? Should it matter that the abuser is a husband or a wife?

Would Nicole Brown Simpson be alive today if the police had arrested her husband for an domestic violence?

Here is another question for you. What would you tell a sixteen year old girl about an abusive boyfriend? These are not easy questions but since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month you might want to take some time to think about your answers.

One in six women will be a victim of domestic violence.

For more information: National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-787-3224

My thanks to the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women for allowing me to record the presentation. I will post excerpts from the discussion during the month of October.

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