Monday, November 16, 2009

Post 251: New Blog You Should Know About: Hope House

I've posted several times on domestic violence. I think it is a horrible thing to see a person in this situation. Men who hit women are cowards.

Anyway.....short and sweet today. Hope House sent me a link to a new blog on my facebook page. Maybe they like it when I call out cowards like Larry Johnson, Bill Maas, and now Tom Cable. I'll be adding it to my blogroll and I hope you will too called Front Line of DV by MaryAnne Metheny. She works at Hope House which is one of KC's area shelters for abused women.

I think DV is one of the least respected crimes. By that, I think too many people don't give it the seriousness it deserves. It seems like just in the past few days have allegations surrounding Tom Cable, head coach of the Oakland Raiders, have gotten any momentum.

I think we can all learn a little more about DV. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Metheny. Maybe she will give a little clarity on some of these cowards.
Here are a couple other area shelters
Any and all of them deserve your financial support. You think this economic environment has helped? Now some of these Jackasses are unemployed too and have nothing better to do than make themselves feel more like a man by beating someone who they say they love.
If someone who says they love you hits you he will keep doing it even though he might keep promising he will stop. You have to leave and get help. Your life probably depends on it. Click on one of these shelter's sites and ask them how to do it. Yep, even in JOCO it happens.....probably while you read my blog. Sad.


Sandy said...

Joco....DV is an intense subject but looks like a great resource. I guess there is no way to make it light, huh? Thanks for bringing it up. I'm a new reader.

lmarlin said...

JoCo, thanks so much for giving this new blog some attention. DV is everywhere and we must talk about it. It's a community problem. Thanks for helping Hope House get it out in the open.

Anonymous said...

I'm seriously starting to think this blog is written by several people....not just one. From DV to Obama to wine.....

I'm thinking jocoeveryman is really jocolotsofmen. Care to respond?

MaryAnne Metheny said...

SoJoCo, thanks for the great coverage of my new blog! I hope your readers will continue to follow me as I discuss Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer (posting 11/18), and my thoughts on Why Doesn't She Leave? (posting 11/25). Thanks again for helping to raise awareness of domestic violence. - MaryAnne Metheny