It seems that way in a new bill being considered by both man-hating Democrats and White Knight Republicans:
One in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime, and domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families. Additionally, intimate partner violence costs the U.S. economy $8.3 billion per year through a combination of medical costs and lost productivity, according to the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. This issue is truly a national public health crisis.
In light of these shocking statistics, Congress must seize the opportunity it currently has to make a tremendous difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence. The Congressional Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations is considering H.R.1258, The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which, if passed, will provide greatly needed protections and funding to both victims of domestic violence and their pets.
The bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), proposes several measures to assist domestic violence survivors and their pets. It prohibits threats or acts of violence against pets via stalking or violating an order of protection and mandates restitution for veternary costs for the pet of a domestic violence survivor. It also provides critical funding for programs focused on housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence and their pets.
So now pets are being considered for protection and housing if they belong to a woman. Notice that the bill seems to address women only, not men who are stalked, harassed or hurt by their female partners. Men not only have no support services for domestic violence but they have no protection in this bill from their pet being threatened by a woman.
Have any of these idiot politicians ever watched Fatal Attraction? If Michael Douglas had been a woman in the movie and Glenn Close, the man, it would not have gone over well. What would the PAWS Act, if passed, do for Michael Douglas? Probably just say it was his fault the bunny died.