Town Square

Post a New Topic

Domestic violence is up, funding for help is not

Original post made on Jan 7, 2011

Those who work with North County's battered women didn't get a break during the holidays -- it was their busiest time of the year."These past several weeks have been remarkably busier for us, and the abuse and trauma more significant," said Sandy Davis, director of the YWCA's Support Network for Battered Women, which serves northern Santa Clara County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:37 AM

Comments (9)

Like this comment
Posted by Ray2447
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

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.

Like this comment
Posted by Ray2447
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

What about all the men who are victims of women's domestic violence? 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 domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it's women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry.” Web Link

Like this comment
Posted by Ray2447
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

What about the little children? 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. The taxpayer funded d.v. industry is a bastion of misandrist vilification, falsely accusing men of being the overwhelming cause of d.v., and empowering violent women to commit further domestic violence. The corruption of the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry is characterized in "Los Misandry" at Youtube.

Like this comment
Posted by Ernie
a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

Gee, Ray, it almost sounds like you were once accused of domestic violence.

I too hate it when my 350lb wife threatens to beat me up.

Like this comment
Posted by goodpoints
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

You both bring up good points. I wish the Stanford law students would look into the men's issues of abuse rather than taking up the ridiculous cause of the ideafarm lunatic.

I wonder if there are more resources available to women in abuse situations because they may be less economically and educationally prepared to be on their own. Also, they probably have the kids to protect. But I'm not giving women a break. They chose their abusive partners, they chose to have kids instead of pursuing their education, and they chose to not work outside the home. Some of the blame is theirs. And then they expect the taxpayers to fix their woes. I get tired of hearing about the endless cycle. Sorry if that sounds sexist, elitist, or whatever...

Like this comment
Posted by Donna BlameTheVictim
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

For victims of domestic violence, there are a number of resources available in Santa Clara County, regardless of the gender:
Web Link____

Like this comment
Posted by DV Agency Worker of 8+ Years
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

@Ray and anyone else who is choosing to de-value the abuse of victims of DV instead attack the system.

In this county and most others in California, there are counseling and legal services for men, women, and children.

For example, the YWCA's Support Network offers both men and women help with restraining orders and court support, as well as counseling.

I would suggest you educate yourself about what is available before you waste time and energy spreading mis-information.

Like this comment
Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

USA is a registered user.

"I wish the Stanford law students would look into the men's issues of abuse rather than taking up the ridiculous cause of the ideafarm lunatic."

Irony. IdeaFarm hits women. Fortunately, his wife left him because of his violence before she became a statistic.

Maybe the MV Voice could interview her to get an inside view on the issue and to put a stop to the people who see IdeaFarm as some sort of misunderstood idealist.

Like this comment
Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

USA is a registered user.

From SF Chronicle: "But even if you're a woman and end up on the street for other reasons, being abused and/or raped like Mary is likely to become the norm for you. Homeless assaults (both physical and sexual) and deaths are not gender-neutral. No group among those without a home dies faster, or more brutally, than women. Homeless women have higher rates of PTSD (65%) than returning combat veterans. Women die at shockingly high rates - not only losing their usual survival advantage over men, but also going further, to die at even higher rates then their age-equivalent male counterparts. And the group of women dying the most is young women."

Web Link

Read more: Web Link

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Cherries and Berries
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,437 views

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 822 views


Don't forget to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.