Tell Representative Duncan and Speaker Boehner:
"Rep. Duncan's statement about women, men and domestic violence was not only offensive, it was dangerous. All people deserve protection from abuse, and being protected from criminals who would attack them does not make women weak. Rep Duncan must apologize on the House floor, and cosponsor the Violence Against Women Act right away."
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Want to know why the Violence Against Women Act has gone nowhere in Congress? Because Congress is filled with people like Representative John "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr (R-TN).
Yesterday, during an interview about the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Duncan said that "like most men, I'm more opposed to violence against women than even violence against men, because most men can handle it a little better than a lot of women can."
What?!? Abuse is wrong, no matter who the target is. Being protected from a violent partner doesn't make a woman weak. Period.
Speaker John Boehner must make sure Rep. Duncan apologizes immediately on the House floor, and then Rep. Duncan must show he's serious about protecting all people from abuse by signing on as a cosponsor of the expanded Violence Against Women Act now. Can you sign the petition?