likely it is just “feel-good”

…That the GOP/TeaParty U.S. House of Representatives chose to pass anything respecting curtailing violence against women is quite amazing… likely it is just “feel-good” …

 

House Passes Watered-Down Version Of Violence Against Women Act

Last night, the House has passed a watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act, by a vote of 222 to 205. The GOP-backed iteration of the bill strips out the provisions to protect undocumented, Native American, and LGBT victims that were included in the Senate version.

VAWA is usually a non-controversial, bipartisan effort, but this year has become apolitical talking point, with Republicans trying to slow its passage and providing fewer protections for victims. A misogynistic ‘men’s rights’ group has even voiced its support for the GOP’s version of the bill.    

 

Read more clip_image001       By Annie-Rose Strasser | Think Progress      Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 07:08 AM

 

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