Monday, February 22, 2010

Reid - "Men, When They're Out of Work, Tend to Become Abusive"

What a bizarre thing to say. If it was uttered by a republican it would be called sexist. Since it was a Dem, I almost expect this to be commented on as a brilliant campaign tactic; 'The Republicans are pro abusing women because they want to make us unemployed and unemployed men tend to become abusive.'

I kid of course; not about the quote, but about the campaign.

"Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, Reid said, women tend to be less abusive.

"Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said.

"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”


  1. "An extensive 2004 report by the National Institute of Justice found that the rate of violence against women increases as male unemployment increases. When a woman's male partner is employed, the rate of violence is 4.7 percent. It's 7.5 percent when the male experiences one period of unemployment. It's 12.3 percent when the male experiences two or more periods of unemployment.

    A female victim's lack of money, meanwhile, is a common reason why she may refuse to leave an abusive partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence."

    What happens in washington has consequences, I don't want to defend harry reid, but im just sayin...

  2. @Ian Spencer Dubrowsky - What happens in Washington does has consequences, that is why we should lower taxes to turn the economy around and not need to find out if Reid is actually right.


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