Originally Posted by patteeu
Because it's not a significant problem, it's not the kind of problem that threatens our existence or our cultural health, and it's something the local authorities can deal with if they think it needs to be addressed.
What? Domestic abuse against women absolutely is
a significant problem.
It directly threatens the existence of all abuse victims. They feel like they are in danger -- tell me pat, does feeling like you're in danger constitute fearing a threat to your existence? That's a big "duh" right there. And the idea that VAWA doesn't deal with "cultural health" is laughable on its face. It's the very definition.
Local authorities are
dealing with it, the problem is it's done poorly as 2.5 American Indian women are victims of abuse to every 1 of all other American women. At some point, we need to give the local authorities more leverage in solving the problem.
In conclusion, you're basically completely wrong, as I figured you would be.
If domestic abuse against women isn't a matter of cultural health, I have no idea what is.