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  •  Yes, Leslie, I commented on a recent diary (11+ / 0-)

    I commented on a recent diary (think it's on my own rec list) regarding Marissa.

    I, basically, said that IF her abuser had actually killed her in his attack, he likely would have received a lesser sentence than she received for firing a warning shot, and hurting no one.

    All these cases tell me that women don't matter in the U. S. of A. We're just "hosts" and "incubators" for babies, that don't matter once they are born, especially female babies.

    It sickens me!

    I'm making sure to raise my kids to respect people, and my daughter to NOT depend on another person to support her, and neither to ever put up with abuse. My only hope, is that it's worked (considering what they saw when they were so very young).

    "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." Thomas Babington Macaulay

    by Deja on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:28:26 PM PST

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    •  Ironically, the Marissa Alexander diary you last (1+ / 0-)
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      recommended was mine. Our hearts are in the same place.

      Very, very hard to write (and read) about domestic violence, and I think many here have experienced various forms of abuse. We keep these stories alive in hopes of helping others find a way out.

      Thanks again.

      "In this world, hate has never yet dispelled hate. Only love can dispel hate." ~ Buddha

      by Leslie Salzillo on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 05:18:29 AM PST

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