The Violence Against Women Act

I’ve had quite a bit of emails from people who unfortunately oppose VAWA. I’m posting some political debates that I’ve had with certain people who oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Their names and email addresses will not be posted as it may lead to legal action. 

The first political debate I’m posting is between a mens rights activist and myself. This debate was held in April 11th, 2014. 

MRA: Hello Alisa, I saw your website and I support women’s rights. However, you are a supporter of VAWA. I however oppose such law as it costs over $60 billion per year to have. We can’t afford it. It costs too much money and I prefer not to spend my hard earned cash on a law that does not benefit the public enough. they can get plenty of help without VAWA. 

My response: Hello sir, thank you for the email. I’m a supporter of VAWA because there are many victims of domestic violence who are not getting the help they need. Domestic violence victims live in fear, pain, control, and hurt. It does cost quite a lot of money, but why put a price on a human beings life? Put yourself in a female domestic violence victims shoes, feeling trapped. If you move out, you have no place to go. You would be living on the streets, cold, and hungry. That’s obviously not an option. If you stay, you continue being abused. If you call the police with no evidence to prove that you were abused, what will happen when the police come over to you’re house? Well they help? What if he doesn’t get arrested? What punishment will he give you for reporting him? What about the kids? You need to think about what different options are available for the victims before assuming that they can get the proper help they need without assistance from trained, experienced people. I look forward to your response and have a nice day.

-Alisa Schnackel (Founder of WRN blog)

We no longer need feminism? Hmm… Let’s see… rape still happens, violence still happens, sexism still happens, sexual harassment still happens, human trafficking still happens, and murder still happens…. 

Hmmm… I wonder, who will fight for the victims without the “unecessary” feminism.

My point has been made.

10 Reasons to be a Feminist

10 reasons to be a feminist
1. Victim blaming
If a woman wears a short dress and a strapless top one night, comes home, and claims she got raped, what happens? She is either called a liar, a slut, or crazy. She is also told that she was asking for it. “What the hell did you expect was going to happen when you go to a party dressed like that?”
It’s not a good idea to go out dressing seductively, that’s true. However, it is not consent. No means no.

2. The Wage Gap
Did you know that for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 70 cents for the same job?

3. The Violence Against Women Act is looked down upon.
The Republican party has been voting against VAWA for quite sometime now. But why? Is it so much to ask to get help when we are abused financially, physically, or sexually?

4. Stereotypes
“Get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich”
A man who thinks women belong in the kitchen clearly doesn’t know what to do with them in the bedroom. No offence

5. Illegalizing SAFE abortions
I don’t believe in abortions, but if we illegalize abortions, that doesn’t include unsafe home abortions. I’m talking about a mom cutting her belly open to get the fetus out as she bleeds to death.

6. Human Sex Trafficking
Did you know that in other countries, innocent children, youth, and adults are forced at gunpoint to be prostitutes?
Scary Fact: The average prostitute started at age 13

7. In many countries, women can’t legally vote, drive, or make her own financial choices.

8. In many countries, if a man hits a woman and she his back, she is stoned, arrested, and/or attacked with boiling acid.

9. In many countries, women and girls get attacked and/or arrested for talking back.

10. In many countries, baby girls are circumcised. That leads to infections

Maryville Rape Case Teen Attempts Suicide

The teenage girl at the center of the Missouri rape case that dominated headlines last year has been hospitalized after a Sunday night suicide attempt.

Daisy Coleman, who was 14 when she accused a prominent high school football player of rape in Maryville in January 2012, attempted to take her own life Sunday night after her mother let her go to a party over the weekend. The teenager stayed at the party for just an hour, but her mother told Fox4 she was attacked on social media immediately afterwards.

Dr. Melinda Coleman told The Daily Mail her daughter checked Facebook after the party, and saw that some girls who had been her friends “decided to write something saying “you’re a fake and a phoney,” “you wanted it” and “you’re a slut” because she went to the party.”

“She has been through so much and she has done so little,” Dr. Coleman told the Mail. “All the other kids are out partying and doing all this stuff and she isn’t, she’s at home with me all the time. The second they see her at a party for five minutes drinking a Redbull it’s all over Facebook and they’re tearing her to smithereens.”

Coleman attempted to kill herself with a drug overdose, but her mother forced her to vomit and then rushed her to the hospital. She is in a stable condition, but may have sustained brain damage in the suicide attempt.

Source: Fox News

Read more: Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Victim, Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/01/07/maryville-rape-case-teen-hospitalized-after-suicide-attempt/#ixzz2pxDeoRMoRead more: Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Victim, Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/01/07/maryville-rape-case-teen-hospitalized-after-suicide-attempt/#ixzz2pxDKryDJ