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Yippee, we’re all abusers now!

Domestic violence has been plummeting in recent years. In 1976, the toll of men and women killed by their partners registered 2,944 deaths. Now it’s half that number.

But what comes as good news to American families turns out to be a mixed blessing for the domestic violence industry. After all, the Abuse Mavens don’t want to see their generous paychecks trimmed!

So a few years ago someone ginned up this grand scheme: Let’s exponentially broaden the definition of domestic violence.

And sure enough, the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act featured this open-ended definition: “The term ‘domestic violence’ includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence.” The law’s artful use of the word “includes” sent a clarion signal to lawmakers throughout the country — an expansive range of conduct could now be considered to constitute abuse.

According to a recent report, “Expanding Definitions of Domestic Violence,” 63% of states include emotional distress in their statutory definition of domestic violence. That means any person who claims to be “fearful” — no evidence necessary — is entitled to a protective order and the generous cornucopia of bennies that comes with it.

Do you live in California, Delaware, Michigan, Montana, or Virginia? In these states, the mere feeling of “apprehension” of harm qualifies you as an abuse victim. In New Jersey, if your partner interferes with your “well-being,” that counts, as well.

In Illinois, “interference with personal liberty” — whatever that means — makes you a domestic abuser. And the Delaware statute throws in the catch-all “any other conduct” for good measure.

But domestic violence runs rampant and proto-abusers need to be held accountable — or so the domestic violence industry claims — so why not swell our definitions even more?

Now, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, partner violence also includes “getting annoyed if the victim disagrees” and “withholding information from the victim.” If that doesn’t suffice, “disregarding what the victim wants” also counts as a punishable offense.

That’s right, guys, if your heart-throb thinks she’s an abuse victim, you’d better get her that pedicure she’s been pestering you about — and fast!

Pro-immigration groups have broadened the playing field even more. The N.O.W. Legal Momentum says “possessiveness” is a sure sign of imminent violence. The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago counts a person who needs to “walk on eggshells” as an abuse victim. ASISTA posits “what tone of voice was used” is incontrovertible proof, as well.

In an article recently published in Social Science and Medicine, the elastic band of abuse is stretched to even more preposterous lengths. According to “Male Reproductive Control of Women who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence,” a man who attempts to sway his wife’s reproductive status is guilty of “reproductive control.”

So wise up, guys. If you ever told a woman you didn’t want her to get an abortion or refused to pay for contraception, you are guilty of “reproductive control.” According to the feminist catechism, that’s a mortal sin, which of course constitutes violence against women.

But these definitions have a built-in limitation: They all require the alleged abuser to commit a specific unlawful act. This can make it difficult to prove your case in a court of law. The solution? Balloon the definition even more!

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  • Tom M

    Further clarification to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) BIG DV study:

    I pointed out that the BIG CDC DV study showed that “…only 29% of the other half of violence (sole partner violence) is perpetrated solely by the men.” So – 29% of that other half of partner violence only equals 14.5% OF TOTAL PARTNER VIOLENCE is committed by men and fathers – ONLY 14.5% by men and fathers.

    Yet who is targeted, falsely accused, pursued, locked up, beaten, enslaved and further abused (along with their children) in this WITCH HUNT of proportions never before seen?

    Did you really catch that? Men and fathers are the sole partner violence abusers in less than 15% of total partner violence according to the BIG study by the CDC, yet men and fathers are still deemed the most violent and dangerous, thus worthy of “guilty – no trial needed” modern day femifascist Marxist mentality govt sanctioned WITCH HUNTS.

  • Tom M

    Ray24, your initial info on DV (domestic violence) was good, but it gave points away to the femifascist DV industry.

    You quoted the big CDC study, but only got it partly right. In reality that study showed that 71% of SOLE abusers are the women (not DV initiators of mutual violence – very different).

    But, out of the 50% of abuse which is mutual violence, this study and many, many more show the same shocking phenomenon: But, out of all the mutual abuse (half of all total partner abuse) most starts out with the women initiating it (there are your initiators – women dominate there too), often initiating real physical violence over and over and over, until the man has finally had enough and he finally reciprocates, either in self defense by protecting himself from her aggression and abuse, or he simply and finally retaliates against her inexcusable sole abuse (hitting back). and at that point this large portion of what was a whole lot of additional SOLE violence by the women suddenly become mutual violence, leaving only 29% of the other half of violecne (sole partner violence perpetrated solely by the men.

    In other words, it is SHE who ussually initiates the mutual violence. She also additionally imitates 100% of that 71% of sole female abuser violence.

    Let’s not let the DV industry gang-abusers off easy – full facts! Yes, men and their children are battered most by women, and then both the men/fathers and their children are battered again by the whole huge and violent DV system. women abuse the most and are protected the most, even more than their kids which women also abuse most, sell, next to the violence against children by the DV industry.

    But, in the end, it isn’t moms or dads who are most abusive – it is the violent DV system which is most violent to ALL family members – as Carey Roberts has illustrated and proven over and over. Other studies show that women initiating violence is the biggest predictor of those women getting injured (or murdered). Violent women, who constantly strike first, make up the majority of injured women in DV, and are therefore their own worst enemies, well, next to the DV industry which approves and profits from those resulting injuries and “death warrants.”

    A man has nowhere to turn for help from an abusive woman. He is thrown in jail most of the time if he calls 911 for help for himself and his children. He finally realizes that the more he tries to get help the more members of the abusive DV system help and coach her to abuse both him and his kids, never-ending… Some of these gang-raped men and fathers (and their children) see the only way to stop the abuse is to “stop” the abuser, unfortunately and tragically by using murder… But this IS orchestrated BY the abusive DV industry, very knowingly. You watch these exact cases in the news over and over, but they only tell the public just enough to tip us off that something is seriously amiss, that we need to dig for the rest of the story. And they of course pan out most of the time – his only option to stopping the abuse. what is amazing here is that only about one in 1000 men/fathers abused like this resort to permanently stopping their non-stop abuser. The abusive DV industry could save a lot of women’s injuries and save the lives of most if they only cared to. They do not. Sacrificing lives is an essential part of the business, and of supporting Marxism.

  • Ray24

    Deaths of little children killed by their mothers is egregious, yet the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry disingenuously tries to make us believe that women don’t abuse men too. According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services and DOJ statistics, more kids are killed by neglect and abuse in a year (1,760 in 2007), than all the female intimate partner homicides in a year. Mothers are the single largest group of kid killers, according to HHS and they have a rate twice that of fathers. Nowhere near the money is spent to protect kids from kid killing mothers as is spent by the domestic violence industry to protect women. A lot of innocent men are witch-hunted by the corrupt, gender feminist influenced, taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry. Involving the corrupt d.v. industry in an attempt to prevent abusive and neglectful deaths of children is a big mistake. No place better characterizes the corruption of the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry than “Los Misandry” at Youtube.

  • Ray24

    Women’s domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of d.v. is at least 50/50 between women & men. http://tinyurl.com/3sakk According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70% of domestic violence incidents, where the domestic violence is not mutual, it’s women who initiate the domestic violence. http://tinyurl.com/yzm9xhe The taxpayer funded domestic violence industry has largely mischaracterized the true nature of d.v. from the beginning and continues to mislead the public. D.V. law follows a gender feminist agenda/ideology over facts in evidence and does great harm to many innocent men (and also many battering women who need help) as shown in “Los Misandry” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

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  • michael9z9z

    @ccarmstrong Damn facts, the truth hurts sometimes. (Especially when there is big $$ involved)

  • ccarmstrong

    This is one of the dumbest and most misleading articles I’ve ever seen. Pure trash.

    • Tom M

      What’s wrong? Is truth really that painful and offensive to you?

      You didn’t object to any certain item(s) or give reference which discredits those items.

      Mr. Roberts on the other hand has always documented his claims of truth. But really, can’t you do more than call names, lie, make false allegations and cry, “Kill the messenger of truth!”, the regular diet of the femifascist DV industry?

  • bobdog

    I’m afraid my wife is going to force me to shovel the driveway. I have a great feeling of apprehension. I find myself avoiding her angry gaze. My personal liberty is being threatened.

    Can anybody recommend a good Chicago lawyer? I need relief.

  • Ray24

    Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, “the very worst abuse.” The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong gender. Under domestic violence law, the wrong gender is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence. Options out of a bad relationship, that women have, are often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry as shown in “Los Misandry” at Youtube.