Tuesday, May 26, 2009

An Interesting Bit of Perspective

There has been so much attention paid in recent weeks to the H1N1 flu. And while the media is known to love a good story of catastrophe, there are more pressing issues in America. Domestic violence more deadly than flu
As of May 2, there have been 167 confirmed cases of the flu in the United States and one death. But there has been little news about the mass killings of 68 people across America in the last 52 days, with men doing all the killing and virtually all related to men with a history of violence against women.
There goes on to be a litany of death. Men killing ex-wives, ex-girlfriends and their children, mothers-in-law, the new-boyfriends, etc.

This is why I believe that anyone with a restraining order needs a concealed carry license, and enough training to do some good. The police cannot save you. They will only be called after something bad has begun.

While I don't like the "women as victim" tone of the article, it is clear that there is much to be done. Violence as a means of solving interpersonal disputes must be resisted. People need to let go, when a relationship ends, instead of killing everyone in sight.

I don't know what the solution is, I just know that it would be nice if it got even a little attention. But I know that it won't get any from the media. Something that happens all the time, isn't news.

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