With her death, a piece of every woman’s dream for a more just society also died – al.com

The GOP has no heart. They show time and again that all they care about is money and power, control and domination. In fact, they very much fit the profile of men who abuse women. And the fact is that their actions and words empower abusers (and domestic terrorists like the KKK). A staggering statistic: 1 in 3 women in the USA experience domestic violence, and since Trump took office, even more men feel entitled to abuse women. And they are getting away with it because Republicans in congress continue to rollback protections and victim services for women. Just like they have rolled back protections for children, for the environment, for our health, and are planning to do to our elderly by reducing or even eliminating social security. At this point, saying you support Trump and the GOP is like saying you support your own abuser.

Excerpt: “In February this year, the Violence Against Women Act, expired. Signed into law twenty-five years ago in 1994 by President Clinton, the VAWA was, in large part, precipitated by O.J. Simpson’s murder of his wife Nicole, resulting in the public’s greater awareness about domestic violence. To date, Republicans have opposed the reauthorization of this updated bill, objecting to the exclusion of the “boyfriend loophole” which allowed people convicted of stalking or abusing non-spouse partners to continue to buy firearms. Republicans claim the bill is a veiled attempt to restrict gun ownership rights. However, a higher rate of gun ownership correlates with a higher rate of femicide in our country and presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of a woman’s death 500%, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

… In effect, as long as women live in a world where Republicans attach more value to the right for abusive men to own guns over women’s safety, women like Megan Montgomery will continue to die at the hands of a man she once loved.

Megan Montgomery isn’t a statistic. She’s a friend, a mother, a daughter, a defender against the inhumane treatment of animals. Moreover, she’s OUR friend, mother, daughter, one who was writing a book to help survivors of domestic violence.

She’s Everywoman, and with her died her hopes and dreams. And with her died a piece of every woman’s hopes and dreams for a more just and humane society.”

Full article:

With her death, a piece of every woman’s dream for a more just society also died – al.com
— Read on www.al.com/opinion/2019/12/with-her-death-so-died-a-piece-of-every-womans-dream-for-a-more-just-society.html

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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