Sunday, October 10, 2004

Bogus domestic violence programs

A California paper has this domestic violence story:
I´m ushered in to see Rose, the director of domestic violence services for this $1.6 million budgeted savior of sorts organization. She, founder Dee O´Brien and a team of 40 people, operate the center by offering a wealth of resources to about 700 women a year in the domestic violence program ...

“The statistics are that one in two women will be abused at some point in her life,” Rose says. “So it´s really you and me. And you got a taste of that today. It could be any of us at any time.”
The way this organization defines domestic violence, I am surprised that they don't find that 100% of women are abused. Their definition includes me asking my wife to leave the car keys in the car when she parks the car in the garage, so I won't have to hunt for them when I need the car.

A similar organization has provided my wife with a domestic violence advocate who accompanies her every time she goes to court. Until now, I assumed that such organizations were genuinely helping women in need. They are using tax money to sabotage marriages and judicial processes. They make a mockery of the term "domestic violence". They have convinced my wife that she is a victim of domestic violence because I once stood in a doorway talking to her and "refusing to budge".

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