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Lori Rubenstein (CPC,JD)
MY RECENT COMMENTS
The first thing I did when I read this was to go into instant denial and say no way, no way 16% of American's would admit to such a thing, but I do trust the UN Women's findings, because the reality of the situation is that 50% of all women killed in the US are killed by someone they know and our shelters are full all over the country. So yes, it is happening and it is happening more than we thing, so obviously, as a nation, we are not taking as strong a stand against violence against women as maybe we'd like to think. The US is interestingly behind other countries in many areas, that promote women's equality, such as not having an equal rights amendment, not having paid maternity leave, not having equality in pay (even though there has been a federal law about this for 30 or so years!) We certainly do have a long way to go. Thank you Jenna Birch for letting us all know about this important report! Would love to have you join the freedom from abuse facebook page.
Yes, I know it is so easy to judge and it's none of our business, but we are all somehow so involved. I don't want it to be a gossipy thing, just something to think about in own own lives. I guess the ultimate questions is where are we being inauthentic in our own life and what steps can we take to live our lives more consistently with our own values?
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