How to Stop the War on Women

Ann Smith is Co-Founder and Director of Circle Connections


When I hear the phrase “war on women” I sadly shake my head at the folly of the human race for allowing this terrible tragedy to continue. So often we in the United States think that this war is not here, but it is covertly fought, especially against women of color. It is much more than serious than political rhetoric.

Several years ago when I was part of an Episcopal women’s leadership retreat on the Piute Reservation in Nevada, I picked up a local paper that had an article about Native American women having the highest murder rate in the nation. I was shocked and wondered why this was a hidden fact in public awareness. I went on to find that Native Alaskan women had the highest rate of violence done to them and the least opportunity for finding a safe place. The numbers of women and girls in sex trafficking in the United States and worldwide is beyond our imaginations…

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  • Tom Feliciano

    I’m new to this blog and will most likely my opinions will be very unpopular with a lot of women. Being a man I’ve experienced a side of a lot of women has caused me much pain. I am NOT a hater of women! I’ve raised 3 daughters and have 3 granddaughters and I adore them all. My wife and I just celebrated our 21 st anniversary. We were both single parents myself for 16 1/2 yrs and her for 4.
    I am not making any excuses for men, when a man missuses his power and abuses a woman or child he should go to jail (for a long time) and they do! Please tell me what should happen to a woman that abuses a man? The abuse that women commit on men isn’t usually physical but emotional. I can assure you (as a man) it hurts just as much, and can last for a very long time. When my wife life me (with 2 small children) it took years to recover before I could let a woman get close enough to have a relationship. We are all wounded and in my experience women are guilty of at least 1/2 of them.
    If you look in scripture you will find that God warns men many times to be wary of some women. He never warns women about men. If there is a war on women it is not being led and motivated my men they are not the enemy, the father of LIES is. If your interested I have much more to say about our relationships and you would find it very positive.