Violence Against Women Act is gender biased only recognizing the female. Despite a continual barrage of reports about how epidemic domestic violence has become, most men and women are law abiding citizens, loving spouses and caring parents. DV advocates promote the myth women live in constant terror of violence from men, fanning the flames of gender warfare. Nearly 40 percent of domestic violence victims are men (Family Law week; regalmag.com) Gender feminists contend they can't assert power and control over men so she is the victim of his abuse giving women the right to file unproven accusations for restraining orders ruining the man, his good name and reputation. Parental kidnapping laws are ignored keeping the woman from facing felony, contempt and refusal to abide by custody decree charges; Jobs and Family Service step in using tax payer money to assist by moving women and children to another state where she can again file lies protected through VAWA and state agencies. Years pass, the mother continues abuse keeping children from having contact with their father depriving him of all his parental rights. She can break the law and still keep custody.
VAWA a surefire antidote against women taking any responsibility for their actions. (They play the victim; the domestic violence hotline gives step-by-step instructions on what to say: "I'm fearful for my safety.") To assure victory in the divorce/custody case, the woman claims the man is an abuser, no matter how good a husband and father he is. Failure is his fault, never hers. Men are either relentless abusers or hopeless wimps. The government seems unable to define gender bias. Men are far more likely to be victims, yet there is no Violence Against Men Act. Men comprise nearly all workplace injuries and deaths, but try to find a Male Workplace Injury Prevention Act. We have Eve shelters - where are the Adam shelters?
VAWA protects one class of victims, perpetuating a bias that unfairly stereotypes an entire gender denying the existence of male victims of female violence. Men are demeaned and ignored, putting them at risk reducing the likelihood that female abusers will be held accountable for their crimes. A woman calls 911 summoning law enforcement and the man is usually charged. DV is whatever the man does that the woman doesn't like. (example: June 10, 2011, recent Marietta Times: A wife asked her husband to leave after an argument, who instigated it is not related, it was his home also and he refused to leave so she took a hammer breaking a window in her husband's truck. She said he grabbed her, put her in a choke hold, and struck her. She said she feared for her safety. Guess who was arrested - not the one who lost control and broke the truck window, it was the man! Here again is a woman who said she feared for her safety.) Talk about gender biased - she did the damage, the man took the fall.
VAWA is greedy special interests slopping at the federal trough, perpetuating gender supremacy for women. All intervention and funding should be gender neutral and gender inclusive. Male victims threaten gender feminists because it knocks their theory that 'patriarchy" causes men to abuse women; all the DV industry has succeeded in creating is 'victimarchy." With VAWA in their corner, women win no matter what; victim or abuser, they can do no wrong. Citizens should insist that states abide by the Constitution - no father should be automatically deprived of his fundamental right to the custody of his children without due process of law. Absence the finding of true danger from a parent, family courts should order shared parenting rights and equal time sharing. These rights are fundamental and should not be abridged. Automatic presumption of custody-to-the-mother is unconstitutional. Millions of children are drowning from lack of the care, guidance, and companionship of their fathers. Statistics confirm children forcibly separated from their fathers by family courts are more likely to suffer anxiety, depression, develop drug addiction, engage in risky sexual activity, break the law and commit suicide. This travesty of the courts must end. It is time to stand up for the rights of children demanding their equal access to both parents.
More mothers kill their children, physically and emotionally, than fathers. Yet, it is not the mother to blame, those for mother's rights blame the fact of depression or going through the 'blue' period after the birth of a child. They are more or less excused for their actions. What responsible parent forgets they have a precious life for which they are responsible?
VAWA programs are funded through annual appropriations for both the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS). In Feb. 2, 2011, Pres. Barack Obama released his FY2011 budget, requesting $649.36 million for violence against women programs. For programs administered by DOJ, he requests $457 million, of which $187.50 million is for Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) formula grants and $25 million is for Transitional Housing Assistance grants. The funding request for programs administered by HHS is $192.36 million, of which $140 million is for Family Violence Prevention/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters and $5 million is for National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Obama Administration requests FY2011 funding of $5,000,000 each for two new efforts to address sexual, domestic violence and stalking in Indian Country.
Gender-biased leaders of our country are harming our children and their fathers by supporting this clearly gender-biased act. Because states collect less child support if parents share equal custody it is assumed to be the reason courts nearly always give custody to the mother. To get money from the federal government, each state must become a child support collection and reporting agency. To get more money states divide the children from their fathers. Fathers are painted as "deadbeat dads" for challenging the mother-take-all system of family law. By prohibiting fathers from having equal custody and time with their children, the state's child support coffers are increased and federal dollars are received.