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Domestic Violence Is Another Real
Human Cost Of Stay-At-Home Orders

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/8/2020 4:40:42 AM

As governors around the country release executive orders to shelter-in-place, many are bracing for the irreparable harm caused by closing businesses and keeping people at home. The job loss numbers are expected to be as high as 47 million with unemployment at 31 percent when all is said and done. But lawmakers must also consider the secondary effects of containing the virus. Every measure taken to decrease risk of the virus spreading increases risk in other areas, such as domestic violence. This is the reality and burden of leadership. The longer local economies are shut down and people are out of work and afraid

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 4/8/2020 6:33:33 AM (No. 372321)
The stay at home orders are getting old and are wearing on a lot of people. Lives are being destroyed financially and mentally. Domestic abuse will show it's ugly head even more because a majority of people are at the breaking point. This is getting crazy and needs to stop now. If the people with underlying conditions do not want to come out, the elderly, or anyone else who is afraid, then stay home. For the remaining majority in the Nation we should be able to get on with our lives and be productive. It's easy for both Drs. Fauci and Brix to continue this crap because they are receiving a pay check and get to go to work and attend meetings, etc.. I wonder if we stopped paying both and made them stay in their homes how long this would continue.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 4/8/2020 6:51:58 AM (No. 372326)
You can't keep humans locked down like this indefinitely. I believe Trump knows this. I hope. Mrs. Fury may do to me what The Kung Flu won't before this is all over.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/8/2020 6:55:13 AM (No. 372327)
For those of us who live alone, it's pretty nasty as well. Being alone and forced to keep social distance (how I hate that phrase) is soul destroying.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: janjan 4/8/2020 7:05:24 AM (No. 372332)
Unfortunately lifting the quarantine will not solve domestic abuse issues. Once this starts it never ends. I do however wholeheartedly agree with #1 that this current reign of terror caused by overzealous governors needs to stop and we need to make this happen. This is for the most part unconstitutional and these power mad politicians need to be put in their place.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GO3 4/8/2020 7:25:16 AM (No. 372357)
I agree that all of this is wearing thin and local and state leaders are over-reaching and power hungry. If the pressures of finances and being locked up (sometimes because executive orders are horribly misinterpreted) increases domestic abuse, the relationship may have been built on the wrong foundation. We do chores inside and out, improve things when and where we can, and our kids and their families come over when they can. Gov. Abbott's executive does not prohibit any of these activities, but if the local dictators don't like it, well, OK, arrest us. We'll see how well that works. Anyway, if couples can't figure out how to get along during a period like this maybe they should split up. Oh, one other thing, my Dad's family was from North Dakota. Try an entire winter of dealing with cabin fever. If people could deal with that and not be at each others' throats, we can certainly handle this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 4/8/2020 7:49:49 AM (No. 372372)
I would imagine that alcohol, or the lack of it, plays a large part in this behavior.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 4/8/2020 8:25:55 AM (No. 372410)
My first thought on seeing the headline was that it reminded me of that old lie that domestic abuse increased on Super Bowl Sunday. People who have never beat their spouses don’t just start doing it when things are tough. Spouses or partners who have been beaten should have got the hell out long ago. This strikes me as more of the “women, children and minorities most affected” hysteria.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter 4/8/2020 8:42:41 AM (No. 372419)
Domestic violence cannot be excused for any reason, certainly not because of stay-at-home orders. For those who are prone to abuse, any reason will suffice. Heavy drinking seems to exacerbate the tendencies. Those people, man or woman, are animals, not humans.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chillijilli 4/8/2020 8:46:14 AM (No. 372423)
I'll bet pretty soon we're gonna hear that people of color are being disproportionately affected by domestic abuse during this quarantine. Oh, and the LGBTQ crowd as well.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/8/2020 9:05:58 AM (No. 372440)
If domestic abuse is increasing due to the shelter-in-place order, then obviously it was already happening. It can take on two forms, verbal and physical. Adding the stressors of prolonged job loss, no money, high credit card debt, mortgage and car payments, no groceries, home-schooling children, and msm negativity, we have the recipe for societal disaster. I would also wonder if suicide rates are increasing. It hurts to think about spouses who are being abused each and every day and either can't or don't do anything about it. Especially if affected children are witnessing it firsthand.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY 4/8/2020 9:09:02 AM (No. 372444)
This may be a mite OT, but I've seen posts that the candy aisle in Walmart is still full in our local store. That means there isn't money to buy candy for the kids. And lack of money is one of the causes of domestic violence. Just one of them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/8/2020 9:19:41 AM (No. 372457)
You knew this was coming... "Women and children biggest victims of virus!"
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TCloud 4/8/2020 9:25:05 AM (No. 372465)
Traditional Families with a value system in place, will do OK. Non-traditional relationships have NOTHING to fall back on to keep their so called Family units functional. Politics defines who we are. It is fairly easy to see which group will be Ok and the other no so good!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/8/2020 9:25:53 AM (No. 372468)
#3, cats help. They are companionable and remarkably easy to care for. And, regardless of human woes, cats pursue their many daily projects with a singlemindedness that is a welcome distraction and fun to be part of. "Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat." - Robert A. Heinlein
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/8/2020 9:44:41 AM (No. 372515)
#14, I have two cats whom I love dearly. I enjoy watching them play and they are a comfort when they curl up in my lap and purr. I just wish they could talk.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99 4/8/2020 9:54:48 AM (No. 372524)
#15, I’ve had cats for most of my life, at one time having 6 along with 3 dogs. I am forever grateful that they CAN’T talk! Just imagine what they could tell the world about you!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HotRod 4/8/2020 10:07:41 AM (No. 372542)
Note that the author does not claim that there has been an outbreak of domestic violence. He is a pessimist, saying that it's a possibility. He is pulling that out of his a**. When we see data that shows an increase, we will pay attention! How about writing some real, factual stories, instead of speculating?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/8/2020 11:07:17 AM (No. 372636)
Mine could talk. He said "Tuna?" "Tuna!" and "Now!"
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Italiano 4/8/2020 11:09:51 AM (No. 372639)
We're doing fine, but I cancelled my ukulele lessons to be on the safe side.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/9/2020 1:54:44 AM (No. 373464)
It's alcohol and domestic violence. They go hand in hand. Pity the kids stuck at home with them and trying to get lessons online.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: zoidberg 4/9/2020 10:53:36 AM (No. 373854)
Cats don't talk? I have one that never shuts up!
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