Brian Vallee, who writes his books to bring attention to violence against women and children with the hope that it will end, has recently released The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hursham, and Criminal Domestic Violence In Canadian Homes.
He says his message to students is that they must speak out against insidious inequality.
“It may be difficult when you’ve got peers into sexist and racist jokes. You should tell them it’s wrong. It may be hard to do, but it’s worthwhile,” he said.
“Kids have to be aware that this shouldn’t be happening.”
Vallee said he called his book The War on Women because of the statistics on domestic violence, which he compared with stats on military and law enforcement deaths.
From 2000 to 2006:
– 4,588 American soldiers and law enforcement officers died on duty or of causes such as heart attack or suicide.
– More than 8,000 U.S. women were killed by their partners.
– 101 soldiers and officers died in that time period.
– More than 500 women were killed by their partners.
– More than 5.3 million women are hospitalized due to domestic violence each year.
We have our own refugee camps, Valee says, in the form of shelters. There are 2,500 shelters in North America.
Brian Vallee also wrote Life After Billy