DEMi was shocked to learn that President Obama has created a new post, White House Adviser on Violence Against Women, to address the problem of domestic violence in this country.
While this post is, in some ways, a large step forward and a show of dedication to fight domestic violence, it ignores a very large portion of the abused. MEN.
DEMi implores the White House to either make this a White House Adviser on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault or to create an equal position of importance of a White House Adviser on Violence Against Men. To ignore the millions of men in this country who already suffer in silence is a direct affront to them and those who love and support them.
For more information on this new post and the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal who will now report directly to the President and Vice President regarding violence issues, please check out this article.