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  1. Kristen from MA
    Kristen from MA February 27, 2013 at 10:37 am |

    Republican It Boy and Poland Springs spokesman Marco Rubio

    Hee! XD

  2. LotusBecca
    LotusBecca February 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

    The House version of the bill also removes protections for trans women that were in the Senate version of the bill. This is a travesty because trans women are more likely to suffer abuse than cis women but less likely to report it because of how transphobic the criminal justice system is: http://www.examiner.com/article/republicans-strip-transgender-protections-from-violence-against-women-act

    The Senate version of the bill also has new provisions to protect women who are undocumented immigrants. These women are often hesitant to report abuse to authorities due to threat of deportation. The House version strips these protections also: http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/violence-women-act-protects-immigrants-lgbt-community/story?id=18477647.

    1. Odin
      Odin February 28, 2013 at 8:27 am |

      But LotusBecca, if we let undocumented immigrant women report some crimes committed against them without being deported, then they might start reporting other crimes committed against them, and eventually they’ll start thinking they’re actually people and deserve to be treated as such.

      And we can’t be having with that. Not when the white man hegemony is in such a precarious state.

      1. LotusBecca
        LotusBecca February 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

        Touche! :-P

  3. mxe354
    mxe354 February 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm |

    Anti-VAWA Republicans are simply evil. No other word describes them as well.

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