DomesticViolenceMonthAccording to a 2006 CDC study, one in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. 
If you, or someone you know is being intimidated, threatened, shoved, slapped,  or hit, then you might recognize this behavior as domestic violence. Less overtly recognizable domestic violence behaviors include: forced sex, financial control, isolation, and emotional abuse. Help is available. In Metro Atlanta, Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) operates a confidential 24-hour crisis line (Fulton: 404-873-1766/Gwinnett:770-963-9799), or  call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

October is  Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a short film created for Atlanta-based Partnership Against Domestic Violence by Kilgannon.


Click here for an extensive list of Violence Against Women Organizations developed by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Lee Leslie

Lee Leslie

I’m just a plateaued-out plain person with too much time on his hands fighting the never ending lingual battle with windmills for truth, justice and the American way or something like that. Here are some reader comments on my writing: “Enough with the cynicism. One doesn’t have to be Pollyanna to reject the sky is falling fatalism of Lee Leslie’s posts.” “You moron.” “Again, another example of your simple-minded, scare-mongering, label-baiting method of argumentation that supports the angry left’s position.” “Ah, Lee, you traffic in the most predictable, hackneyed leftist rhetoric that brought us to the current state of political leadership.” “You negative SOB! You destroyed all my hope, aspiration, desperation, even.” “Don’t you LIBERALS realize what this COMMIE is talking about is SOCIALISM?!?!?!” “Thank you for wonderful nasty artful toxic antidote to this stupidity in the name of individual rights.” “I trust you meant “bastard” in the truest father-less sense of the word.” “That’s the first time I ran out of breath just from reading!” “You helped me hold my head a little higher today.” “Makes me cry every time I read it.” “Thanks for the article. I needed something to make me laugh this mourning.” “If it weren’t so sad I would laugh.” "... the man who for fun and personal growth (not to mention rage assuagion) can skin a whale of bullshit and rack all the meat (and rot) in the larder replete with charts and graphs and a kindness..."“Amen, brother.”