Disregarded Reality Checks to VAWA: Highlighting the Efforts of Family Law Attorney Lisa Scott

Posted on January 1, 2020


“Congressional sources have revealed some significant changes will be made to federal domestic violence laws. Bowing to pressure from men’s rights groups who for years have claimed that the Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is biased against men, congressional leaders will soon announce a revamping of this legislation.

“In recognition of the fact that there may be a few men out there who get beaten up by their wives but are too ashamed to admit it, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will be renamed the Violence Against Women and Wimps and Wussies Act (VAWAWAWA).”

—“VAWAWAWA: Federal Law Finally Catches Up with Reality

That’s Lisa Scott, a Bellevue, Washington, family attorney who knows a whole lot more than almost anyone about the reality of domestic conflict, satirically poking defenders of the Violence Against Women Act (as biased an act of legislation as has ever been conceived) squarely in the eye.

The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, which demonizes men, takes as granted that they’re always the villains and could never be victims themselves.

Ms. Scott is one of those rare, intrepid women of parts and integrity—see also Cathy Young, Christina Hoff Sommers, Wendy McElroy, and Phyllis Schlafly, among a few select others—who made a determined effort to temper the iniquity of “women’s law” in the years before the most recent decade or so, during which light has been smothered by heat and noise (or what might be called “Tweat”).

Victims of VAWA, who were powerless to begin with against a billion-dollar federal juggernaut flanked by thousands of media-savvy minions, have today been marginalized by the #MeToo movement to the point of invisibility.

This post, which is meant as an homage to writing Ms. Scott did between 2001 and 2011, endeavors only to highlight her perspectives, if not simply because they’re right then for those who will appreciate them.

They are no less current today than when they were first published.

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*For more on male suicide: “First Amendment Rights from Beyond the Grave: Defense of a Suicide’s Publication of His Final Words by the Randazza Legal Group”; “False Accusations and Suicide: Some Headlines about the Effects of Finger-Pointing and Legal Abuse (Culled for the Empathically Challenged)”; Wendy McElroy (Fox News, 2002); Prof. Augustine J. Kposowa, Ph.D. (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2000); Dan Bilsker, Ph.D., and Jennifer White, Ed.D. (BC Medical Journal, 2011); Christie Blatchford (National Post, 2017); Suzette Reynoso (Eyewitness News, 2017); Lindsay Holmes and Anna Almendrala (Huffington Post, 2016).