Breaking up Families
by WHO on Dec-1-2002


KC writes…

Hello,

I’m a new reader just digging through your past rants. I was very impressed by your sentiments in the “cattygoth” piece, since I am a prosecutor of domestic crime.

I am SO TIRED of the standard “don’t be judgemental, don’t tell victims to leave” line. What you said about their children is dead on.

And, what sort of a person watches a woman head into a dangerous place and doesn’t try to stop her? I mean, if she said she was goung into a fire or swimming in an icy lake, I’d be evil itself not to try to stop her. But when she says she wants to go back to a man who beats her, has threatened to kill her, the victim industry says I should leave that decision up to her.

Here’s a bulletin-

SHE WANTS TO GO INTO DEADLY PERIL. SHE IS INSANE. HER DESIRES ARE IRRELEVANT.

If we’re supposed to not tolerate domestic violence, then that means not tolerating BOTH HALVES of the crime.

Defense lawyers bitch at me every day that I am “breaking up families”.

My response is, “Damned right. Every chance I get.”

Any way, thanks for your great site. Best thing I’ve seen since the MB vanished.

And thanks more for volunteering. The victims forget there is another way to live, and the children never knew. Your example will turn some out of the path they are on, and give them the heart to break out.

Cheers, hc

What a great email. I just had to share with the group.



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