Everybody Knew Already: The Supreme Corrupt’s “decision” and its consequences

This was utterly predictable and preventable.

After the US’s Supreme Corrupt (containing male two rapists, one incompentent woman, and one cisgender heterosexual male that wants to legalize rape) “overturned Roe”, the inevitable has happened.  The rates of violence by cisgender heterosexual male partners of women have literally doubled, whether controlling abuse (destroying women’s means of birth control), rape, assault, murder, or other crimes.

Domestic Violence Hotline Reports 99% Increase in Calls Post-Roe

The hotline told Jezebel how abortion bans are now in the “toolbox of abusive partners.”

Crystal Justice, chief external affairs officer for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, has heard a lot of gutting cases of domestic violence from hotline callers over the years. But since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June, Justice told Jezebel that a few calls, in particular, have stood out to her—namely one woman who said her partner was intercepting her birth control pills after learning she was having them mailed to her. She eventually became pregnant but lived in a state where abortion is banned, and called the hotline desperate to learn her options.

Justice also heard from callers, post-Roe, whose abusive partners have weaponized their states’ abortion laws, as well as the widespread confusion around the laws’ particularities, to confuse and control them. “We’ve seen abusive partners weaponize the possible criminality of accessing abortion, or wrongfully tell a victim that if they do access abortion, they themselves could go to jail, or they’ll report them to the police,” Justice said. (Pregnancy outcomes and self-managed abortion are heavily policed and can lead to criminal charges—but no abortion bans currently in effect criminalize the abortion patient.)

Overall, the National Domestic Violence Hotline said they’ve seen a 99% increase in calls from people saying their partners are trying to control their reproductive choices (which domestic violence experts call reproductive coercion) since Roe was overturned. The hotline told Vice News that the year before Roe, they received 1,230 calls; in the year since, the hotline’s received 2,442

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In May, a Texas woman was killed by her partner—who had a prior record of domestic violence—for getting an abortion, according to police. (A leading cause of death for pregnant people is homicide, often by intimate partners.) And last summer, a Missouri man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife in 2019; before she went missing, she’d searched on her cell phone: “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.”

There are plenty of news sources reporting the same things: pregnancy through rape, pregnancy coercion, threats and violence by males trying to control women bodily and mentally.  From PBS:

Why post-Roe abortion restrictions worry domestic violence experts

Elizabeth Holmes knew she was in trouble. After rekindling a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, she became pregnant a month later. And then, she said, his old patterns of abuse resurfaced, despite his promises that he had undergone therapy to change his possessive, controlling and violent behavior. He would deny being the father of their child one day, only to wake up the next with plans to buy a house for their family, Holmes said, in addition to other verbal, emotional and physical abuse.

She often regretted telling him that she was pregnant, but had also worried about what would happen if she had hid it from him.

At the time, she lived in Massachusetts, where a pregnant person is legally bound to inform the other parent before putting a child up for adoption. Holmes said she was afraid that she would be arrested and jailed if she lied about the pregnancy – both its existence and its end – and her partner found out. He had told her she could get an abortion, but refused to pay for it. Holmes could not afford the procedure on her own and did not know where else to turn.

And from Vice News.  Women who were raped by partners and dates are now being raped by the “legal system”.

Domestic Abusers Are Using Abortion Bans to Control Their Victims

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, people warned abortion bans would become another tool for people to abuse their partners. A year later, early data indicates those warnings were right.

In the year before Roe fell, roughly 1,230 people told the National Domestic Violence Hotline that they had endured some kind of what anti-domestic abuse activists call “reproductive coercion,” including being denied an abortion or being forced into one. In the year since it was overturned, 2,442 people said the same. That’s a 99-percent increase.

“When you have laws that come along that are now stripping survivors of their bodily autonomy and right to control their own lives and health—which is exactly what abusive partners are trying to do—it is taking the harm even further,” said Crystal Justice, chief external affairs officer for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Abusive partners, Justice said, now feel “emboldened and justified in their use of reproductive coercion to control the survivor, which in many cases includes survivors being forced to become pregnant.”

There’s more below the fold about increasing rates of Intimate Partner Violence not related to the Supreme Corrupt.   These are worldwide problems, not just the US, and not just about pregnancy.

Countries and regions where rightwing governments have taken over have shown a willingness to turn a blind eye to male violence, rape and murder of women.  In 2021, Poland’s rightwing government and Türkiye’s inept regime refused to ratify an international convention that protects women violence, telling cis hetero males they can do what they want.  Hungary’s authoritarian goons also refused to offer women protection.  And Russia’s 2017 “law” decriminalized many forms of Intimate Partner Violence, making it harder for women to file charges.

Bolsonaro showed how much he approved of violence against women by cutting Brazil’s anti-IPV budget by 90%.  Ontario allocated $300 million to helping victims of IPV during the pandemic, but now the rightwing Ford government intends to cut that money in half, despite the fact that it’s still needed.  The UK lavaTory government intends to exclude women migrants and refugees from access to help if they suffer IPV.  And who knows what level of violence goes on in China when government censorship is the norm.  Imagine how much worse it is as the Chinese and Russian economies fail.

Battling Violence and Censors, Women in China Become ‘Invisible and Absent’

HONG KONG — When a prominent woman in China’s #MeToo movement took on a powerful man in court, it was the accused, not the accuser, who was held up as the victim. When several women were savagely beaten by men after resisting unwanted advances in a restaurant, the focus of the story pivoted from gender violence to gang violence. And when a mother of eight was found chained to the wall of a doorless shack, it was her mental fitness — not her imprisonment — that became the talking point.

Each incident went viral online in China, initially touching off a wave of outrage over violence against women. But in every case, the conversation was quickly censored to minimize the ways in which women had been abused.

China’s Communist Party has long promoted gender equality as one of its core tenets, yet as such cases continue to make national headlines, Beijing has done little to address calls for accountability. Fearing social unrest, the party has instead used social media censors to stifle criticism and amplify comments that support the government’s preferred narrative of social harmony.

It’s not just laws and rightwing political swings.  Climate change, the pandemic and natural disasters have all been followed by increasing rates of males lashing out impotently against those in their homes.  Imagine what Florida Men will do after the destruction of homes and insurance companies refusing to fix the damage that will come in the next few years.

Intimate Partner Violence in homes (which doesn’t include violence against LGBTQIA people by their families) increased by 25% to 33% worldwide during the pandemic. There were severe increases of IPV in Australia during the wildfires that lasted for months. IPV increased by 45% during and after the effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Climate change puts more women at risk for domestic violence

UMOJA, Kenya — Pilot Lenaigwanai covers her mouth as she speaks. She is trying to hide her broken tooth, a bitter reminder of all she endured before finding refuge at a shelter for abuse survivors in northern Kenya.

The mother of three arrived here in July after being forced from her home by escalating violence. Her husband was abusive even before the drought that’s now ravaging Kenya’s arid north, the worst in decades. When the family’s 68 cattle — their only means of survival — died, the abuse became impossible to bear.

“He was visibly frustrated and turned the heat on me and my children,” she says. “I just think he wanted us out, because he could not provide for us anymore.”

Lenaigwanai is one of the dozens of women who have arrived at the Umoja refuge in recent months fleeing violence that they say got worse as each successive year of low rainfall plunged their families deeper into poverty. Her semi-nomadic Samburu community of pastoralists are particularly vulnerable to drought because they depend on the livestock whose emaciated corpses litter the barren lands that once provided plentiful grazing.
For these and many other women around the world, the threat of violence could become more common as climate change makes extreme weather events more intense and frequent.

Scientists have long warned that climate change disproportionately impacts the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, and negotiators from wealthy countries at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Egypt pledged to do more to help poorer countries already grappling with its devastating effects.


  1. brightmoon says

    Fundies in the USA are trying to go after birth control and no fault divorce as well. I worry about my great granddaughter and my grand niece as they’re still toddlers