The Cooch and Domestic Violence

If you’ve read this post by Cooch Watch, you know that The Cooch really doesn’t care about women and families who suffer from domestic violence. He refused to sign a letter to Members of Congress requesting that the Violence Against Women Act be reinstated because it would help strengthen domestic violence prevention programs, provide better services for victims of domestic violence, and train people to recognize warning signs of domestic violence. Attorneys General from 47 of the 50 United States signed this document, along with all Attorneys General from outlying territories.

On October 15th, The Cooch suddenly cared about domestic violence. The Cooch “hosted a ceremony to recognize community leaders from ten localities across the commonwealth who have taken a stand against domestic violence.” During a speech at the event, The Cooch declared that domestic violence “affects all races, all genders, all ages and all socio-economic levels.” He didn’t, however, recognize that women are eight times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner and low-income families are 3 times more likely to be affected by domestic violence. 75% of women who are murdered are killed by domestic partners. Sharing those facts would require him to acknowledge that women and low-income families exist.

 

Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics,