Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Why all the violence against women and children lately? Can anyone answer that? All the little girls being raped, murdered, taken from their homes, sexual predators having all these lovely second chances at life? All the grown women killed (a woman was shot in the head here in Cincinnati this past weekend by her loving husband) and all the little girls having their lives taken away, just because some perv got out early?
I definitely do not think there have been any more lately than in the past; it is just now getting more AIR time than in the past because it is "sensational." I wish that the media would put a little less focus on the littlest details of these heinous crimes and focus more on educating people about domestic violence, pedophiles, etc. EVERY woman (and man for that matter) should know the phone number for their local domestic violence shelter, have a safety plan in mind, etc. Parents should check the internet to see if pedophiles live in their neighborhood. And the world's attitudes about the crimes that lead up to these deaths (assaults, molestation, etc.) must be the first thing to change. Take the Scott Savol (American Idol) case for example. He was charged with felony domestic violence (and still has major anger issues, which is obvious by his demeanor if you watch him closely on AI), yet people keep saying "Oh he just made a mistake." Since people see acts of domestic violence as "simple mistakes", it's no wonder we have so many women being killed by their husbands.
Oh yeah, and Bushy and his administration need to quit diverting money from social services that provide help for victims of these crimes!
Sorry, DV always gets me up on my soapbox..... :soapbox: