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It's About Time

Congress finally acknowleges that family violence strikes men too. What a novel idea.br /br /blockquoteLast month, in a little-noticed end-of-the-year action, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. The final version includes text that, for the first time, recognizes male victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This is a step in the right direction of a balanced approach to family violence—but only the first step./blockquotebr /br /a href=”http://www.reason.com/cy/cy011006.shtml”As Cathy Young points out,/a we still have a long way to go, but sometimes awareness is the first step to recovery.