My mother is a staunch conservative. I can tolerate that. My mother also has the unfortunate habit of forwarding those pesky chain emails. I can also tolerate that, particularly when they are filled with pictures of adorable little animals. But when these two facets of my mom’s personality join forces, the result leaves me speechless. […]
A new study released last week reaffirms concerns about the the lack of options for low-income Americans facing domestic violence. Not Enough: What TANF Offers Family Violence Victims, a joint report by Legal Momentum and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), shows the difficulty that victims of domestic violence face in accessing government assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Maybe then we can better understand the nature of sexual assault and challenge false assumptions. We can only hope that asking such difficult questions now—and broadcasting the truth—will somehow be a preventative measure for the future.