Philanthropy Isn't Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway
Huffington Post - 4 months
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers.
From September 11, 2001, to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined. The numbers aren't even close. According to the FBI, 11,766 women lost their lives to domestic violence during the years that 6,614 citizens and troops were killed in terror attacks and war.
And then there's this:
If you already knew this, you are among a small minority of Americans. If you are shocked, you are probably among the majority of Americans who have a rudimentary understanding of the high rates of violence against women in so-called third-world countries, but not of the problem it is here.
It's true that many more women are killed halfway around the world and that domestic violence in the U.S. pales by comparison. But it's not a zero-sum game
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