By Robert G. Leclair

The book reveals numerous factors that were not addressed by OVW in its approach  to provide solutions
for the Violence Against the Women Act. Billions of appropriated tax dollars were squandered on a veiled
and failed attempt to protect women from domestic violence. Consequently, American citizens have been
duped into thinking that we are winning the war on domestic violence, lulling women into a false sense of
security. Therefore...the need for urgency!

Why is the public not aware of this fiasco? OVW  the strong arm of VAWA is so powerful and has so much
money that the media is very attentive to all its dictates. Those who dare challenge OVW's approach and
process are  simply ignored, knowing that they can't compete with government funds. Ironically, most of
the individuals dispelling the myths of OVW/VAWA are knowledgeable women who understand what is
really happening in the world of domestic violence. Unfortunately, these women don't have the same
financial resources nor the exorbitant number of nationally affiliated organizations that are often funded by
OVW grants. View several articles
(here) written by women  that are critical of VAWA,s approach to end the
violence against women. Form your own opinion as to the validity and credibility of these articles.  Doctor
Christina Villegas authored an eloquent and factual doctoral thesis  based on dispelling the myths
associated with VAWA (click here
Villegas)  to read one of her many articles.

VVAWA/OVW has the power and the funds to ignore or silence those who disagree  with its approach and
Doctor Sommers, a renowned author and professor, was  demeaned and denigrated because of
her opinions and views. Her treatment by VAWA advocates shows how low people will stoop to promote a
cause…even a cause that is seriously flawed. How can people in a responsible position attempt to silence
someone in such a vile manner?  Prolific book author, columnist, speaker and contributor to prestigious
journals and magazines
Wendy McElroy published this about the incident:

Good Will Toward Men
December 18, 2001
by Wendy McElroy, mac@ifeminists.com

Thoughtful women are fighting back against gender feminism's "war on men." One indication that they are
succeeding is the malicious backlash they encounter. A few years ago, women opposing gender feminism would
have been ignored.

The latest target of the backlash gender feminists are unleashing against their critics is the renowned gender-
feminist critic, Christina Hoff Sommers. Sommers was recently silenced by government officials who told her to
cease her presentation at a tax-funded conference to which she had been invited. Sommers' transgression?  She
called for scientific studies to evaluate the effectiveness of government programs. During
a Q&A session, professor Jay Wade, an expert on "listening skills" at Fordham University, shouted for Sommers to
"shut the f--- up, b--ch!" The audience laughed. The organizers made no objection.


OVW is conducting the war on violence against women under the assumption that women are the only victims of
violence...an approach doomed to failure! Many studies have shown that men and children can also be victims
(Harvard Study). A war on domestic violence must encompass protection for women, men and children in order to
eradicate violence. Any other approach will fail, including the VAWA approach which has been funded for decades
with billions of our tax dollars!

OVW is one of the few federal agencies that  seems  allowed to be discriminatory and exclusionary in establishing  
solutions, policies and procedures for women as victims of domestic violence.
All written material, graphic images and Original art work copyrighted 2021 by Bob Leclair