Women’s anthology, stats and solutions can save lives.

By:  BettyJean Downing Kling

How many of us remember the names of the Ted Bundy’s victim’s? You don’t – but you remember Ted Bundy’s name. It’s high time that we remember the names and the lives of the VICTIMS and not the serial murderers like Gary Ridgeway!

Moreover it is high time you remember all the victims names including those of those not murdered by serial killers or the result of major scandals like; OJ Simpson, Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson and Steve Nodine.

6 months ago I created a blog called Louisa’s law for us to consider the hundreds of thousands of wounded.

http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/julie-mitchell-murdered/

As of yesterday, Louisa’s Law Blog: stood dormant while we have at least 4 murders a day and an assault every 15 seconds! Scattered stories in individual newspapers don’t seem to be making an impact, how much more dramatic would it be to present the faces, names and details as a women’s commemorative compilation, the latest statistics and a proposed solution?

I know you know someone or have at least read an article or heard a news report. Is it not too much to ask that we document these, and it is not too much to expect we all pitch in to help. The stories are right in our faces and all we have to do is forward them in at the very least! Everyone of you can help by submitting a story from your area. Please lend a hand- lets document all the murders and as many assaults as we can find for the rest of this year!

Can we do this- you bet we can – but will we?

There are 5000 of you receiving this email- of 5000, very few will respond yet I know that most of you care about this problem. Let’s just see how many of you care enough to send in, forward or blog one story in a week! Please take the time to send them in and if you can resister as a blogger at Louisa’s law blog and post then. http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/

Help Louisa’s tragedy stand for something – help us make Louisa’s Law a reality- read about it http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/ change laws that help women in fair and equitable fashion.

Below are the latest DV stats I could find online they are dated 2005- Rape stats avail at blog are older than that! How lame is that?

Domestic Abuse Statistics

  • Domestic violence is a serious preventable public health problem, which affect more than 32 million Americans.
  • 1 out of every 3 women are physically or sexually abused at some point in their lives.
  • 4 women are murdered each day by an intimate male partner.
  • A woman is battered every 15 seconds.
  • Homicide is the leading cause of death among pregnant women in the United States.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • Slightly more than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under the age of 12.
  • Domestic violence costs employers $4.1 billion in health care and related costs.
  • 13.5 million workdays are lost each year due to domestic violence.
  • 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner in the United States each year.
  • 1,460 women are killed each year by an intimate partner.
  • 500,000 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year.
  • An estimated 10 million children witness domestic abuse in their homes annually.
  • Forms of Abuse
    • Physical
    • Sexual
    • Emotional
    • Verbal
    • Economic
    • Stalking
  • 1 in 12 women are stalked.
  • 1 in 45 men are stalked.
  • 248 out of every 1000 females are victims of physical assault
  • 76 out of every 1000 males are victims of physical assault
  • Females between the ages of 18-24 are at the greatest risk.
  • Most cases are never reported.
  • Victims of domestic violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work, this loss is equivalent to more than 32,000 full time jobs.
  • 1247 women are killed each year and 440 men are killed
  • 3 out of 4 Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
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