Content note for discussion of intimate partner violence, and for a semi-detailed account in the linked petition.
Today’s Promote a Petition is on a subject that is close to my heart: intimate partner violence. There are a set of laws in place that have at least the potential to protect children from environments of abuse, though sadly these are often terribly or not at all enforced. Yet for adult survivors of relationship violence, especially in South Carolina apparently, there is little if any legal protection even in principle. As Melissa Walker, the petition’s author, painfully notes (please recall the content note for this article before clicking “Continue reading” — we are about to jump right to the heavy stuff): Continue reading