Violence Against Women Act

In response to a post on Facebook about domestic violence, I wrote: “Is there a reason why the Violence against Women Act couldn’t be renamed and re-introduced as the Domestic Violence Act? This would encompass the small number of men affected by domestic violence, too.”

This ties in with a recent push to pass the equal rights amendment, too.  Maybe we need to write a lot more of the newer legislation to be gender neutral.  There are some things that may apply only to men or only to women, but not that many, as far as legislation goes.  It seems to me that most legislation could be written with gender neutral language.  With the possible exception of pregnancy and child-bearing, are there any aspects of life that are exclusively relating to one gender or the other?


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