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Domestic abuse, particularly against women in the world, is a hot topic issue in the media today thanks to the powerful #MeToo movement and the exposure of Harvey Weinstein and other notorious sexual predators and abusers. There’s a reason the movement is so popular: 1 in 4 women (24.3%) ages 18-years and older have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.

Our society has advanced tremendously over the past few hundreds of years; why does such behavior continue?

Media Glorification

For starters, it doesn’t help that abusers are given massive media spotlights. Many of them continue to act and secure their influential role in public, reinforcing their invincibility. While advancements are being made to shed light on this unacceptable practice, little retribution is witnessed for those who deserve it the most.

Taboo Topic

Additionally, until recently, the discussion of domestic violence was considered taboo and inappropriate, forcing millions to keep quiet and bottle up their physical danger until for some – it was too late. It’s uncomfortable to explore what happens to a sizeable portion of the population behind closed doors, and as trillions of conversations unfold online, in-person, and through social media about #MeToo, it’s a good time for all of us to come up with our own solutions.

Changing the System

As it stands, a sex offender is required to register their residency for local agencies, schools, and community members to know. How come we don’t have that type of system in place for domestic abusers? Although nothing is more heinous than the unlawful touching of children, domestic abusers should get their time in the limelight, embarrassed and ostracized by the community surrounding them.

There should be a domestic abuse registry that makes it easy for everyone (mainly women, but also men) to be made aware of who they are dealing with. Since it’s a taboo topic, many times, women end up in relationships and have no idea their partner is capable of physical violence. If there’s a record, it should be registered, and people everywhere should be able to read it.

Lawful Changes

As politicians ponder the issue of domestic abuse and how to curb the alarming rates in the U.S. at this time, I ask everyone reading this to consider their own solutions today. Collectively, we’ve created something as profound as the #MeToo movement. Let’s do it again on a local scale to protect domestic abuse victims around the country from becoming just another statistic.

References:

www.thehotline.org/resources/statistics/

This is an important day for the #MeToo and @TimesUp movements—an epic day—but it’s not over yet. Men who abuse women are still being rewarded.

I will continue to stand by other women and help them tell their story in any way I can. I understand what they have gone through. My father, Mike Rinder, violently attacked my mother right in front of me, damaging her for life. He should not be allowed on TV as though he were a normal person, but A&E and Disney have turned a blind eye and are paying him to be on the air.

The women who came forward to expose #HarveyWeinstein inspired me to speak out. And I will not stop until Disney and A&E #FireMikeRinder and I get #JusticeforMom.

Today was another empowering day.

I am being heard. I don’t even need to say that I won’t be silenced anymore. I am not silenced. I appreciate the many ears listening to me speak and supporting me in my campaign.

It is funny, I ask so many people what they think of “men who abuse women such as my father, Mike Rinder, who abused my mother to the point of life-long injuries sustained.”

Every person I spoke to was first and foremost appalled to hear what my father did to my mom. They were appalled that with his record of abuse to my family and women and his support to other men who have been outed by the #me too movement, he has not yet been fired. I have learned that the public are sick and tired of women abusers and definitely hands-down felt they should be stopped, held accountable and definitely not allowed to be on TV.

I was very moved by the response I got personally, when they heard my story. There was not a single person who felt that Mike Rinder should be given any support.

Every day is a new day of strength and resolve to be the change for women. I will carry the torch until men like my father, Mike Rinder, and others involved with domestic abuse are not supported or allowed to go on TV.

#Justice4mom. #FireMikeRinder.