#MeToo Seen Sparking More Domestic Abuse Complaints

#MeToo Seen Sparking More Domestic Abuse Complaints

The #Me Too movement has triggered a sharp increase in the past year in the number of women here filing domestic abuse complaints against their husbands, according to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

“It could be that women are more comfortable in speaking out and getting help,” said Nechama Bakst, director of family violence services at Met Council. “It’s no longer taboo. People feel more comfortable talking about it because it affects every community.”

David Greenfield, Met Council’s chief executive officer, noted that the number of domestic abuse complaints his agency handled jumped from 701 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, to 841 in the last fiscal year, an increase of 20 percent.

“Clients have told us that they now feel more comfortable coming forward because there is more awareness of the issue than there was in the past,” he said. “This is an issue that has become part of the public discussion and hopefully there is less of a stigma surrounding it.” (About half of the clients Met Council serves are Jewish.)

Get Jewish Week’s Newsletter by email and never miss our top stories

Free Sign Up

Lori Weinstein, CEO of Jewish Women International, which is dedicated to empowering women and girls through physical and economic security, said she is not surprised by the increase in reported cases.

“What those of us who work in the field know is that this is part of an entire tapestry where oppressive behavior, violence, rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse are all part of the continuum of violence,” she said. “The #Me Too movement has been a catalyst for people to feel more compelled to speak out and be willing to speak out; for many, they feel more of an urgency to speak out. For many people, there is still a stigma that is associated with speaking out, but the hope is that the more people who speak out, the more we take…

Article source


Top ten list of stuff to buy for militant Feminists and Social Justice Warriors!

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Social Justice Warrior Distressed Activism T-Shirt
  • If you always stand up for what you believe in, let the world know you're a social justice warrior that fights for what's right and isn't afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Fit: Slim (consider ordering a larger size for a looser fit)
  • Proudly announce your status as a social justice warrior by wearing this tee to political rallies, political marches, activist events, bars, parties, barbecues, school, community...
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Social Justice Warrior Shield Distressed T Shirt
  • Great gift for protestors and activists. Wear on voting day, to a political protest, or your next rally. Let's make change.
  • Social Justice Warrior, SJW shirt, Resist, anti-trump, democrat, republican, register to vote, human rights, inequality t-shirt.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
The New Church Ladies: The Extremely Uptight World of "Social Justice"
  • Jim Goad
  • Obnoxious Books
  • Edition no. 1 (02/13/2017)
Bestseller No. 6Bestseller No. 6Bestseller No. 6
Social Justice Warrior T-Shirt || Pro Social Justice
  • Are you a proud social justice warrior? Let everyone you pass know that you're not ashamed to stand for social justice.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 7Bestseller No. 7Bestseller No. 7
Bestseller No. 8Bestseller No. 8Bestseller No. 8
LookHUMAN Social Justice Warlock White/Black Medium Mens/Unisex Baseball Tee
  • Our unisex baseball tee features 3/4 length sleeves and is made from a lightweight blend of 52% cotton and 48% polyester. Printed in the USA.
  • ATTENTION: All LookHuman products are original designs, created by humans on our design team. Sellers with similar designs at lower prices are not affiliated with LookHuman, nor...
  • For amazing products and great customer service, please make sure you choose "LookHuman" as the seller. Our items are printed in the USA.
Bestseller No. 9Bestseller No. 9Bestseller No. 9
Anti SJW Field Manual: A Guide for Navigating the Rabbit Hole of Progressive Logic and Fighting Back against the PsyOps of the Left
  • Zeno Goldblum
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. Preliminary Edition (09/08/2018)
Bestseller No. 10Bestseller No. 10Bestseller No. 10
Pepe's SJW Adult Coloring Book
  • K Schroeder
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 78 pages

Last update on 2019-04-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Close Menu