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White Men and Republicans Don't Think Domestic Violence Is All That Important

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What will it take for white conservative men to start caring about violence against women? Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Orlando...what do all these recent mass shootings have in common? The perpetrators of these horrific crimes showed a proclivity for violence against women. Yet despite the clear connection between violence at home and mass violence against the public, plenty of Americans—especially many white and Republican men—don’t see domestic violence as an issue of high importance. It's likely that men aren’t as concerned with domestic violence because they are usually the perpetrators, and women are usually the victims. One in four women and one in seven men are victims of physical abuse at home.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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