Biden Implies "Garden Variety Slap Accross the Face" of a Woman is No Big Deal
You'd think someone in the Democratic public relations complex would have sent out a memo asking Democrats to stop spouting off about rape, guns and domestic violence by now but, it clearly hasn't happened. Speaking today at a "1is2many" domestic violence awareness event sponsored by the White House, Vice President Joe Biden implied certain types of domestic violence aren't really that bad because they're just a "garden variety slap across the face."
So, what exactly is 1is2many? It's a White House initiative to bring awareness to domestic violence. I didn't see a definition for "garden variety slap accross the face" anywhere.
Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, there is still a long way to go. Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens have reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women have been sexually assaulted while they’re in college.
In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins.
One hit is too many, unless of course it's just a "garden variety slap accross the face."