Silence Is Acceptance And To Accept Is To Condone
many forces that allow domestic
violence to continue in the United States. The first and foremost
of those reasons is that we, as a nation, have failed to properly understand
it is a problem for each and every one of us. It is not a problem, as
so many profess, only for those women who just don't know enough
to leave. In fact, it is not a problem only for women. And herein, we
believe, lies the problem. This site is "not your father's or mother's
Oldsmobile." You were promised "something different" and on this site
you will get it.
The victims of domestic violence are infants, children, adults, and the
elderly regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. There is little
real disagreement with that statement. However, there is almost always
strong disagreement when one proclaims that the abusers are not only
and always men. We agree that in violence between men and women,
in which the greater physical and emotional injuries are suffered, women
and children are the predominant victims of severe injuries.
We believe that one of the primary reasons for lack of proper progress
in preventing violence against women and children is that there are so
and misinformation that continues to pit women and men against each
other. We are all in this mess together and the only way out is for us
to work together. Those of us committed to minimize domestic violence
must put an end
to the war. All data concerning this issue, regardless of who collects
it, will demonstrate that the majority of men in this country do
not beat women and children.
It is the purpose of this site not to paint all men as the enemy. It
is our purpose to empower both men and women to do the right thing. And
the right thing is to speak
out against domestic violence.
We encourage all site visitors to learn more about the Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA). First proposed in 1923, the ERA is still not part of the U.S. Constitution.
It has been ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states. The ERA affirms
that both women and men hold equally all of the rights guaranteed by the
U. S. Constitution. It would provide a remedy for sex discrimination for
both women and men, and give equal legal status to women for the first
time in our country’s history. You can learn more about the ERA at equalrightsamendment.org