I don’t understand how the House could let the Violence Against Women Act Expire. The change from the prior years was to extend protection to more women living in the United States. This is appalling and unforgivable.
I’m very happy to say that Vermont’s own Patrick Leahy is leading the way to reintroduce the bill in the 113th Congress. They need 4 more co-sponsors to bring it to the Senate floor. Please, please call your Senator. Phone number and script can be found here: http://4vawa.org/
Once it passes the Senate, you can believe I’ll add additional posts to get it through the House and let you know what you can do.
Domestic violence impacts everyone – if you don’t think you know someone who’s been affected, you’re wrong. You’re reading my post and in college I was raped by a male acquaintance. Please ACT NOW!
Thank you again Abigail Collazo for bring to my attention such an important issue.
What’s Private – Depends: Are You A Nameless Victim Or A Perp Who Openly Shares His Identity.
Okay everyone, first thoughts? Which individual in this case should society protect?
A creeper shot is a picture taken of another person without his or her knowledge. The picture could be anything from “look who’s at Walmart” to “check out this woman’s tits”. The picture could be a full body shot or an up-close shot of an extremely intimate nature (think of a woman bending over in skirt and a creeper snapping a picture that captures the thighs and flower-themed panties of the unknowing woman).
Creeper shots have made their appearance on the web through FaceBook posts, email forwards, and most infamously on Reddit (an online forum community where users vote on content). The photos could be pictures of women riding the train, which are then shared as “look at this hot babe” or pictures of girl classmates bending over a table as they work on a group project, “look at that ass – yum!”.
America is built on founding principles first depicted in the Declaration of Independence and later enacted into law as the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution along with its amendments form the cornerstone of our legal and political system. How those laws are defined, shaped and enforced depends on the Senators and Representatives WE vote into office and the bills they enact into law while representing our beliefs. Notice the bold green text used for members of Congress. I am not neglecting the influence of the American President, but merely acknowledging that it is the Congress who writes and drafts bills. The President is a leader and can influence and ultimately veto legislation; but it is under Article I. Section I. of the Constitution that, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Notice that I bolded our beliefs in the last paragraph. That’s right. I said politicians are representing our beliefs. The concept behind voting is that you vote for the person who best represents your beliefs and your vision for the future. A politician campaigns on economic, educational, and social platforms which represent the collective interest of their constituents. Once elected, said politician drafts bills based on his/her campaign promises and your beliefs are ratified into law.