VAWA Expires! Our Nation Descends into Chaos!

Started by Roy, Oct 02, 2005, 07:50 AM

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On Friday the Senate failed to pass VAWA's reauthorization, allowing VAWA to expire on Sept. 30th, 2005.

Our nation is now experiencing the turmoil and chaos of its first
VAWA-less week-end since 1994.

Word on the street is that men everywhere are taking advantage of this temporary interval in feminist tyranny to beat their wives, rough up their girlfriends, and make disparaging remarks about women in general with utter impunity and no fear of reprisals.

I just overheard one zealous MRA insult all women by shouting - "One needs only to see the way she is built to realize that woman is not intended for great mental or for great physical labor!"

Without the social control and repression of VAWA, a virtual Category 4 hurricane of pent-up masculine patriarchal aggression has been unleashed and now threatens to escalate into actual gender warfare.

Women everywhere are .... shopping as usual, and seem unaware of their imminent peril.

Our nation is being torn apart in only one VAWA-less week-end!

And, Congress does not reconvene until Wednesday October 5th!

By then, it could be too late.

Men will have tasted a few days of liberty, and will not want to go back to being indentured servants under the thrall of radical feminism.

Women's very lives are at stake if VAWA is not renewed!

(Just look out your window right now to witness the carnage happening without VAWA!)

At a cost of only $4-billion, VAWA will ensure that society will return to normal, and men will not be allowed to behave as if they are free.

We cannot risk more VAWA-less week-ends, especially with the baseball playoffs coming up.

We do not need another SuperBowl Sunday spike in domestic violence against women, especially because baseball is a very slow game and it would mean actual weeks and weeks of heightened violence against women, instead of just one Sunday.

Call your Senators now, and demand that VAWA be re-authorized ASAP.

And the "DNA Fingerprint" amendment attached to VAWA 2005 is no big deal.


Having your DNA taken against your consent and included in a national database of criminals is a small price to pay for a return to normalcy, and saving countless women's lives.
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")


Roy, have you taken up writing for ?!?  That sounds like something Amynda would post.. (sh..).  :wink:


It really expired? I can't tell whether that is part of the sarcasm?
I gather if it expired it will be back in a few days.

Well, maybe, all the letters and complaints did help some.
On the other hand, it is probably just a fluke.


Amazing story!

May I post this over at Men's Issues Online and The Patriarchy?

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(1) relating to, containing, or constituting irony; (2) given to irony

syn - sarcasm
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")


Senate Puts Off Vote on Controversial VAWA

Despite enormous pressure by VAWA advocates, the Senate failed to vote on the Violence Against Women Act yesterday. We believe the reason for the delay is that bill contains a number of contentious issues. The Senate has now adjourned, and will come back into session this coming Wednesday.

This is good news for us, because it gives us a few more days to get our message across.

At this point, this is what we are asking for:

1.The Senate bill needs to include clear and explicit language that clarifies that male DV victims are entitled to service. The Senate bill currently has male-inclusive language, but we want to make it much stronger.
2.The bill needs to remove specific references to women and girls, to make the language gender-neutral

Watch for RADAR's Alert coming out this Monday morning.

In the meantime, if you want to contact your Senator at their local office on Monday or Tuesday, that's fine.

But it's important that we stay on message - see points 1. and 2. above.

If you request other changes to VAWA, it will dilute the key message that advocates for equal treatment are trying to make.
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")


From N.O.W.'s esteemed Prez, Ms. Kim Gandy, as always, in panic mode in her 9/29/05 press release  ---

VAWA Expires Tomorrow 9/30 - Take Action NOW!

The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire tomorrow, Sept. 30.

Please call your senators' offices immediately to make sure that U.S. women don't have to suffer without the lifesaving provisions of VAWA. You can reach any senator through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

In light of VAWA's overwhelming victory in the House on Wednesday, you may think that Senate passage is assured, but it's not. VAWA will only be brought to the Senate floor and passed if people like you make your voices heard.

Remember that VAWA originally passed the senate UNANIMOUSLY with bi-partisan sponsorship, so don't hesitate to call conservative senators.

Call your senators' offices right away and talk to a staff member. Tell them that you want the Senator to help bring VAWA (S 1197) to the floor on Friday, Sept. 30, and to vote "yes" on this important act. Make sure they know that you are a constituent in their state and you vote!
If you must, leave a message on their answering machine, but make your call NOW! Please call 202-224-3121.

There is a suggested script below, or you can read more about this important issue.

"Hi, this is [name] from [city, state]. As your constituent and a women's rights supporter, I'm calling to ask [senator's name] to bring the Violence Against Women Act -- S 1197 -- to the floor on Friday Sept. 30 before it expires and to vote YES for final passage. The women of our state and this country are counting on you."
If you have the time, please send NOW an email (to [email protected]) to let us know which senators offices you reached and what kind of repsonse you received from their staff -- and even if you left a message. Your feedback helps in our lobbying efforts.

Thanks for your time and support on this critical issue!

Kim Gandy
NOW President
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")


Im praying Bush vetos this abomination.
What good fortune for government that people do not think."
                         Adolph Hitler

"Where madness rules the absurd is not far away."

We must not make the mistake of thinking that all those who eat the bread of dictatorship are evil from the first; but they must necessarily become evil....The curse of a system of terror is that there is no turning back; neither in the large realm of policies nor the 'smaller' realm of everyday human relationships is it possible for men to retrace their steps."
- Dr. Hans Bernd Gisevius


It is really nice to see the political process work even if only partial and only temporarily. The RADAR people are due a huge praise. They apparently at least slowed this abomination down some and have changed its contents at least a little. Very good work. Everybody ought to send in letters. Apparently, they are being listened to at least a little.

Men's Rights Activist

"It is really nice to see the political process work even if only partial and only temporarily. The RADAR people are due a huge praise. They apparently at least slowed this abomination down some and have changed its contents at least a little. Very good work. Everybody ought to send in letters. Apparently, they are being listened to at least a little."

America's male slaves are beginning to rattle their chains.
Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness are fundamental rights for all (including males), & not contingent on gender feminist approval or denial. Consider my "Independence" from all tyrannical gender feminist ideology "Declared" - Here & Now!


Quote from: "Men's Rights Activist"
America's male slaves are beginning to rattle their chains.

Quoted for emphasis.


Roy, I think I love you.  Too friggin' funny.
quot;I can resist anything but temptation."

 Oscar Wilde


In my opinion, even if VAWA becomes gender-neutral and helps male victims of domestic violence, it should still be voted against or vetoed.  Laws like this are the responsibility of states, not the federal government.


ContraryMary --
Roy, I think I love you. Too friggin' funny.

Well, if you actually look anything like your avatar (love the demure
hair-flip implied glance frozen in time... very Japanese anime-like)

We might be able to work something out...   :)
It's a terrible thing ... living in fear." (Roy - hunted replicant. "Blade Runner.")


Haha, now that VAWA actually expired, NOW is going hysterical, complaining that "millions of women are without protection."  Stupid bitches, they seem to think that rape and domestic violence has been legalized.

Quote from: "NOW"

September 30 came and went, and Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act before it expired, leaving millions of women without protection until they decide to act. And every day counts.

Urge the Senate to bring VAWA to the floor for a vote immediately
On Friday, Sept. 30, the Senate was set to pass their version of VAWA 2005 (S. 1197) by a voice vote, but one Senator objected to voting and VAWA expired at midnight.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was insisting on changes in the immigration portion of the bill, before he would waive his objection to holding the vote. Despite advocates' best efforts, the Senate adjourned Friday afternoon without a vote, unwilling to meet Sen. Sessions' demands.

Supporters of VAWA 2005 must continue to talk to and work with their Senators in the days ahead to ensure that a strong Senate bill passes, without weakening amendments such as Sen. Session proposal. Another attempt to vote on the bill could come as early as next week.

Call or email your Senators TODAY and ask them to request that the Senate's Republican leadership schedule the bill for a vote as soon as possible without weakening amendments. Call their state and DC office or send an e-mail:

Email your Senators right now


On Wednesday evening the House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, which had been attached in July to the Department of Justice (DoJ) Reauthorization bill. The DoJ bill, with its VAWA additions, was passed by a 415 to 4 margin and is still awaiting Senate action and a conference committee in order for some version of VAWA reauthorization to be signed by the President.

On Wednesday, the Republican leadership, after huddling earlier in the afternoon to elect a replacement for indicted Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), returned to the floor of the House and presented the body with a version of VAWA that perfunctorily continued valuable funding and program support for the landmark 1994 legislation but dropped important provisions dealing with immigrants and women of color. These hard-won improvements had been in the bill just 24 hours earlier but were stripped by the bill's chief sponsor, James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, in his role as Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, in her role as House Minority Leader, pinpointed the shortcomings of the final bill: "Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner offered an amendment that eliminated carefully crafted provisions of the bipartisan bill that recognized that racial and ethnic minorities face unique challenges in reporting and getting help for domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking. With this change, domestic violence prevention and treatment services specifically targeting women of color and immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will continue to be shortchanged."

A bi-partisan effort was made to defeat the stripped-down offering, but lost 191 to 225 despite many last minute calls from the advocacy community. The greatest tragedy was that the real VAWA 2005, H.R. 3171, the truly effective one, which is sponsored by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and 131 cosponsors, never got to see the light of day.

Start the month of October -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- with a call or e-mail to your Senators. We need to have VAWA 2005 passed by the Senate without weakening amendments, and a strong version sent to the President for signing before this month is over.

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