Family Values: At Hearthside in the Homeland

Behold the traditional family values that undergird the moral authority of American society, the great and noble height from which we preach to the nations of the world how they should live – and how if they do not, they shall be accursed….and perhaps subjected to the "path of action:"

Abuse in America, from the National Domestic Violence Hotline (via a steer from the Angry Arab). Excerpts:

• 4 million American women experience a serious assault by a partner during an average 12-month period.  
• On the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.
• 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. Abused girls are significantly more likely to get involved in other risky behaviors. They are 4 to 6 times more likely to get pregnant and 8 to 9 times more likely to have tried to commit suicide.
• Women of all races are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.
• For 30% of women who experience abuse, the first incident occurs during pregnancy.
• As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
• 74% of employed battered women were harrassed by their partner while they were at work.
• Ninety-four percent of the offenders in murder-suicides were male
• Seventy-four percent of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner(spouse, common-law spouse, ex-spouse, or boyfriend/girlfriend). Of these, 96 percent were females killed by their intimate partners.
• Most murder-suicides with three or more victims involved a "family annihilator" -- a subcategory of intimate partner murder-suicide.Family annihilators are murderers who kill not only their wives/girlfriends and children, but often other family members as well,before killing themselves.
• Seventy-five percent of murder-suicides occurred in the home.
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