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24 October 2009

No Laughing Matter

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I am disgusted to learn that 6 seconds of video of Michelle Obama on the Jay Leno show is circulating the interwebs as a "comedy" bit.   The original video has been edited to suggest that The First Lady said that the President "beats" her.

I don’t care who you are. I don’t care where you come from. It doesn’t matter what your politics. Your religious view are not important. But in my opinion if you think that domestic violence is funny, then you are an evil human being.

Video Excerpt –Poorly edited hatchet job



Complete VIdeo

The statement taken out of context is at 6:28

“When he beats me at tennis, that gets to be pretty annoying. And he beats me quite often.”




By the time you finish reading this sentence one woman will have been violently beaten. Women who return to their abusers often end up dead.

Help end the cycle of violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse and violence, please see the resources below for help and support.

RESOURCES

National Organization of Women

Feminist Majority Foundation

End Abuse

Resource Center

Safe Horizon




 



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