Violence Against Women Act Has Expired.
In recent times while most people were worried about the Fiscal Cliff, the law named " Violence Against Women Act" , or VAWA act expired. The Republicans in the House of U.S. House of Representatives, did not let it come to an end of the year vote. So, at this point in time, women are left without any legal protection. This bill passed the Senate with 68 votes, but the Republicans in the GOP did not pass it, mostly because they objected to the amendments that would have protected women who are illegal immigrants.
Why was this bill not passed? Are illegal immigrants less then human? It passed the senate with 68 votes, but not the GOP, well the right wing GOP votes. John Boehner voted against it, and so did House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Why did they vote against it? Do they not care if women are harmed, raped, or mutilated?. The problem is, illegal immigrants are not the only ones not protected, you and I are not protected. I am not talking to men right now, but to the women reading this hub.
What this law use to be able to do was to help thousand of victims achieve safety. It helped women recover from sexual violence and receive shelter, counseling, and support. But the Republicans allowed it to expire. So, now the victims receive no support at all.
What will happen if you get raped. Nothing! At least that is what happened to the teenager boys in Springfield, Ohio who raped a young girl. She was called a whore. It was even filmed. But, nothing happened to the boys who committed this crime, nothing.
Another problem, is this law that died, was never reported. The Fiscal Cliff was reported day after day. But, did anyone here about The Violence Against Women Act ending? Did any television station report upon it? I did not see it. Please let me know it you did.
At this point in time some people are hoping to revive the Violence Against Women Law, but for now, women have no resource. They have no place to go, they have no legal protection. Where can women go to be safe? Where can they go to report violence without fear of being harmed even further?.