Your Tax Dollars at Work in San Francisco!

Violence Against Women Grant Programs

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS PROGRAM
Partner Agencies
Fiscal Year 2008-2011
Arab Cultural and Community Center
The Women’s Program and Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Program
Provides legal referrals, counseling, and translation and education services to empower Arab/Middle Eastern and Muslim women, including recent immigrants.
2 Plaza Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
415.664.2200 x 17 (phone), 415.664.2280 (fax)
www.arabculturalcenter.org
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Your Tax Dollars at Work II: Michelle Obama: The IMPERIAL FIRST LADY. Get this, she has more than 20 attendants servicing her every need. Notice the sex of practically all of them. What privilege!

1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF STAFF)
2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
5. Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
6. $90,000 – Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)
8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND TRIP DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
14. Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)
15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)
16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)
17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
18. Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL OFFICE)
19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
21. Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)
22. Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide. I don’t know anything about this book one way or another but am bringing it to your attention.
Our guy Joe Manthey brings this to our attention: “Trio of fatal Sonoma County domestic violence cases have men as victims.” It appeared at the Press Democrat.

“In 2004, the most recent statistics available from the Department of Justice, Sonoma County law enforcement officers responded to 2,045 calls reporting domestic violence. From those calls, 718 arrests were made, 550 of which were men and 168 were women.
The only domestic violence homicide that year involved a Richmond man who shot his ex-girlfriend. He was sentenced to 50-years-to-life in prison.
The Douprea and Matz cases also share two other characteristics that are common to domestic abuse situations, according to court documents and testimony. Both couples had a history of domestic violence, and alcohol and drugs were involved.
The fact that both Mooney and Guess dropped efforts to seek protection is also troubling, said men’s advocate Joe Manthey of Petaluma.
“Domestic violence is an underreported crime, especially when men are victims,” he said. “Men are much less likely to call the police. There absolutely is a shame attached to it. No man, including myself, wants to admit that he got beat up, especially by a woman.”
YWCA director Frey agreed there are differences for male victims. Her organization offers counseling and services to men also.
“One question is, were all the services offered to women offered to these men?” she said.
One of the homicide victims was a client of the YWCA at one time, she said, but she wouldn’t be more specific because of the confidential nature of the work. She acknowledged male victims react differently to domestic abuse.
“Guys don’t ask for help. It’s the stereotypical, ‘It doesn’t happen to men,’ ” she said. “The reality is, it doesn’t matter whether they are male or female, victims of domestic violence suffer the same fear.”
Douprea, who has had two domestic violence convictions in Sonoma County since 2006, is accused of stabbing Mooney twice in the neck with a pocket knife.
Douprea initially told police she’d arrived at Mooney’s home to find him wounded and reached a busy signal several times while trying to call 911. But later she told police she’d stabbed him with a knife she “kept for protection.” Mooney also had bite marks on his upper body, according to court documents.”

Trudy Schuett’s response to the appointment of a new Domestic Violence Czar.

“A reader pointed out a New York Times editorial lauding the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as domestic violence czar. While the editorial encompasses some factual errors, it does a quite efficient job of illustrating the breadth and depth of the general misunderstanding regarding the issue of partner abuse.
In this article, I’ll go thru the Times piece point-by-point and explain where the Times, and in fact, most people, have the wrong idea. The Times statements are in bold.
Domestic violence is a serious law enforcement and public health problem affecting as many as one in four women in this country.
While there can be no disagreement that domestic violence is a serious problem, there is no evidence that “one in four” women are affected. This is only an opinion formulated by those in the industry, based on wishful thinking and a desire to keep funding rolling in to existing programs. It also ignores the concept that men are equally affected; a concept illustrated time and again by objective study, some of which has been done by those same existing programs.
Yet Washington has devoted too little attention to reducing domestic violence and sexual assaults generally. We welcome President Obama’s decision to create a new post, White House adviser on violence against women, and his appointment of a seasoned advocate for victims to fill it.
The fact that the announcement of the appointee was relegated to the Vice President, rather than the President, sends a clear message that this administration does not consider the issue to be of prime importance. It may come as a surprise to many that Ms Rosenthal is no advocate for women, rather she is only an advocate for the feminist political viewpoint regarding the issue. Her background bears this out:
Lynn Rosenthal is a former executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She will report to Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, whose keen interest in the issue dates from his days in the Senate and his key role in enacting the 1994 Violence Against Women Act.
NNEDV has from its earliest days, promoted the questionable “solution” of divorce as the only approach to the issue. It has been instrumental in denying women the practical help they want and need, choosing instead to ignore realities and propagate feminist political theory.
Vice President Biden has been sadly misguided in his key role in creating VAWA. By establishing an incorrect perception of a human problem, and codifying it into law as a political and gender issue, while also establishing a special victim class in society, the Vice President has simply managed to stall progress and keep the issue firmly planted in a bygone era. Only time will tell the extent of the damage done.”

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