CHS Group Leads Vigil to End Violence against Women

Dozens from the community joined a group of Charlottesville High School students at a candlelight vigil to raise awareness about women targeted by violence. Full Story
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WahooPatriot

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Mar 8, 2013
This is the kind of "feel good" activity that naive high school and college students as well as left wing liberals love to promote. It looks good, feels good, but produces no results. Unfortunately, human nature does not change. There are bad people in this world and we need to prepare ourselves and our children so that problems can be dealt with when they occur. It is a bit like having a vigil to stop the rain from falling. You can have the vigil, but you had better keep an umbrella handy. Wouldn't this time be better spent educating people about how to better defend themselves should an attack occur? There are many personal defense options available. Charlottesville probably has defensive tactics instructors who would be happy to work with these folks to put together a program which would result in a much higher level of personal safety than will result from standing in line with a lighted candle.As Benjamin Franklin said " Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you."
blaster

Collinsville, VA

#2 Mar 8, 2013
Forget about all the violent woman, last just consentrate against men, JUST MORE WASTE AND DIVERSION ON WHAT GOVERNMENT REALLY IS DOING TO SCREW AMERICA

DONT FORGET THEY HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS IF NOT BILLIONS TO TRAIN THE BRAIN DEAD ZOMBIES OUT THERE
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#3 Mar 9, 2013
it is people of all genders?
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#4 Mar 9, 2013
"Wives must do their best to keep their husbands pleased with them. The ideal wife combines in herself three merits; she pleases her husband when he sees her, by taking care to appear beautiful before him; she obeys him when he gives a command; she does not go against his wishes regarding her person or property"
perhaps if more of the women these days followed the husbands rules there would be less violence.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 9, 2013
Roy g Biv wrote:
"Wives must do their best to keep their husbands pleased with them. The ideal wife combines in herself three merits; she pleases her husband when he sees her, by taking care to appear beautiful before him; she obeys him when he gives a command; she does not go against his wishes regarding her person or property"
perhaps if more of the women these days followed the husbands rules there would be less violence.
More and more men have figured out that marriage is a sucker's bet due to the legal code of today. Just a few days ago there was an article at this website that talked about the declining birth rate endangering the social programs that the majority of America now lives on!! Now that the women are EMPOWERED the men are treating them like---well---creatures that are no longer special. There are some interesting trend lines here. In the short term however, women need to lay off the media showboating and do something real. Simply traveling with a friend or two would eliminate most of the assaults that are now happening----especially when jogging, walking anywhere downtown, etc.
George Carlin

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 9, 2013
a story which puts the moral relativism of our time on dislpay.

in response to the violence against women ,that exists and is reported
in our own community , there is the solemn walk , the songs and stories
the candle lighting .

is that what we offer the victims of violence in this community ?
in any community ?
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#10 Mar 9, 2013
Roy g Biv wrote:
"Wives must do their best to keep their husbands pleased with them. The ideal wife combines in herself three merits; she pleases her husband when he sees her, by taking care to appear beautiful before him; she obeys him when he gives a command; she does not go against his wishes regarding her person or property"
perhaps if more of the women these days followed the husbands rules there would be less violence.
http://www.hell-labs.com/images/housewife.jpg
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#11 Mar 9, 2013
Crack Scooter wrote:
<quoted text>
More and more men have figured out that marriage is a sucker's bet due to the legal code of today. Just a few days ago there was an article at this website that talked about the declining birth rate endangering the social programs that the majority of America now lives on!! Now that the women are EMPOWERED the men are treating them like---well---creatures that are no longer special. There are some interesting trend lines here. In the short term however, women need to lay off the media showboating and do something real. Simply traveling with a friend or two would eliminate most of the assaults that are now happening----especially when jogging, walking anywhere downtown, etc.
Right, because that's why domestic violence has declined by 67% since 1993...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files...

"According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the adjusted per-capita victimization rate of rape has declined from about 2.4 per 1000 people (age 12 and above) in 1980 (that is, 2.4 persons from each 1000 people 12 and older were raped during that year) to about 0.4 per 1000 people, a decline of about 85%."

And sure, it's common sense to minimize risk, but transferring blame to the victim doesn't address the issue that men feel entitled to abuse or assault women. Just because you leave your car door unlocked, does not mean you deserve to get your car stolen.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#12 Mar 9, 2013
whitehouse.gov

That's a believable site.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 9, 2013
Pigs like dumler ain't gonna go way, its in the genes. Men are pigs, period. 2 things need to change, women need to come forward when assaulted by male pigs and the sentences need to be harsher. Only a fraction of assaults against women are reported.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#14 Mar 9, 2013
Rusty wrote:
whitehouse.gov
That's a believable site.
I suppose you believe that 9/11 was also an inside job to get us into a war with Iraq to pay back for the assasination attempt at G.H. or to steal their oil, too?
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#15 Mar 9, 2013
sez you wrote:
Pigs like dumler ain't gonna go way, its in the genes. Men are pigs, period. 2 things need to change, women need to come forward when assaulted by male pigs and the sentences need to be harsher. Only a fraction of assaults against women are reported.
http://www.rainn.org/statistic s
"54% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police, according to a statistical average of the past 5 years. Those rapists, of course, never spend a day in prison. Factoring in unreported rapes, only about 3% of rapists ever serve a day in jail."
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#16 Mar 9, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I suppose you believe that 9/11 was also an inside job to get us into a war with Iraq to pay back for the assassination attempt at G.H. or to steal their oil, too?
Nope. Given our dear leader's penchant for lying, what do you expect? GWB was no better and the same comment would have been made pre-BHO.
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#17 Mar 9, 2013
Dude wrote:
my quote was taken from a major Islamic website
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#18 Mar 9, 2013
Roy g Biv wrote:
<quoted text>my quote was taken from a major Islamic website
Mine was from good housekeeping
blaster

Collinsville, VA

#19 Mar 9, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.rainn.org/statistics
"54% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police, according to a statistical average of the past 5 years. Those rapists, of course, never spend a day in prison. Factoring in unreported rapes, only about 3% of rapists ever serve a day in jail."
Yey, but cheat a few hundred on your taxes and they put you under the jail
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#20 Mar 9, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Mine was from good housekeeping
very similar......
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#21 Mar 9, 2013
Crack Scooter wrote:
<quoted text>
More and more men have figured out that marriage is a sucker's bet due to the legal code of today. Just a few days ago there was an article at this website that talked about the declining birth rate endangering the social programs that the majority of America now lives on!! Now that the women are EMPOWERED the men are treating them like---well---creatures that are no longer special. There are some interesting trend lines here. In the short term however, women need to lay off the media showboating and do something real. Simply traveling with a friend or two would eliminate most of the assaults that are now happening----especially when jogging, walking anywhere downtown, etc.
fel a she o is a skill of many women empowered or not....they should keep it up
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#22 Mar 9, 2013
blaster wrote:
<quoted text>
Yey, but cheat a few hundred on your taxes and they put you under the jail
Actually, they just garnish your wages with penalties. Now if it's done intentionally, and it's enough, yes... yes they do. Completely off topic though.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#23 Mar 9, 2013
Roy g Biv wrote:
<quoted text>fel a she o is a skill of many women empowered or not....they should keep it up
I equally enjoy being a cunning linguist.

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