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Domestic Violence and Men Murdering Women

Nevada topped another list, and it wasn't a good one.  The state ranked #1 in murders of men killing women.  According to a study by the Violence Policy Center, we've topped the list 4 out of 5 years.  So why is Nevada's murder rate of men killing women so high?  And how much of it stems from domestic violence, or from our city's culture of promoting sex and objectification?  We want to hear from you: do you think women are more at risk of violence in Nevada?  Do you think male-on-female violence are random acts, or related to domestic violence?  Have you been a victim of domestic violence?  How can we curtail the problem?

Marlene Richter, Exec Dir, The Shade Tree
Gabrielle Amato, co-founder, SlutWalk (Las Vegas)
Brooke Wagner, graduate student, Dept of Sociology, UNLV
Kristen Rand, Leg Dir, Violence Policy Center
Jill, domestic abuse victim

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Thursday, October 6, 2011