The AAVR Website
The AAVR website is HERE: http://www.aavreform.org/
And the following is a sample from the site:
"What isn't working:I think that wraps up most of what is wrong with this filthy corpus of feminist legislation. So. . . if you are a feminist who STILL cannot or will not "get it", then after reading the pithy summation given above, you can at least no longer pretend that "you never knew" or that nobody ever properly informed you of the basics. Granted, you may still beg to differ for intellectual reasons; that is your perfect right! However, now that you finally know where most MRAs are really coming from when they rail against VAWA, you can no longer walk around calling these people "misogynistic woman-haters" or any such imbecilic claptrap. And if you do, then you, my friend, are an asshat, to steal a word that feminists and their lefty cohorts are so fond of using. So upon that particular subject the future choice is entirely yours, to be an asshat or otherwise!
"* Mandatory arrests without a warrant, often based on hearsay
"* A standard under which the accused is guilty until proved innocent, and allegations suffice as "proof"
"* Citizens forced from their homes, with no pretense of due process
"* Searches of homes without a warrant
"* Seizure of property without redress
"* Defendants denied the assistance of counsel, the right to confront their accuser and obtain witnesses in their defense
"* Punishment and imprisonment before trial — or without one
"* Public censure and humiliation for crimes not committed"
"What we recommend:
"* Domestic violence laws must be gender-neutral in all respects and practice.
"* Domestic violence laws must not violate Constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law.
"* False allegations of domestic violence and suborning perjury must be dealt with as criminal acts. Domestic violence laws must provide proper safeguards against wrongful prosecution.
"* Organizations receiving public funding for domestic violence programs must be fully accountable for all uses of this public money."
Seriously, what's not to get mad about? I goddamn sure don't blame MRAs, no not in the least, for feeling angry as hell about the things listed above, and I goddamn sure don't blame them for using strong, vigorous, even violent language to ennunciate their strong, vigorous, even violent emotions! Do you blame them? Well . . . DO you??
Tell me, what part of mandatory arrest without a warrant based on hearsay do YOU find acceptable or permissible? And does seizure of property without redress sound like something YOU can live with so long as it never happens to yourself. . . eh? What about public humiliation for crimes not committed: are you okay-fine with that, smartypants? Or does presumption of guilt, with "allegations" counting as evidence, strike you as a proper standard of criminal justice? What about getting forced from your own home without due process, or getting searched without a warrant, or suspension of habeas corpus—are you cool with all of those things? Are you?
Well, if you support VAWA as it is currently written, then you are as good as putting your name to all of the above! And what is more, the odds are better than even that you are a feminist! And why? Because every female feminist presumes, deep in the back of her mind, that only men are likely to be harmed by such things. And also because every male feminist presumes, deep in the back of his mind, that only MRAs and similar riffraff are likely to be harmed by such things—and who cares about those people . . . right?
Yes, the Violence Against Women Act was from first to last a feminist project, as Andrea Dworkin made clear to us back in 1994! The feminists conceived it, gave birth to it, and lovingly nurtured it for all of these years. And to this very day the feminists stubbornly persist in seeing nothing wrong with VAWA because they are morally and intellectually incapable of such an understanding! They routinely use every trick in the book to duck the issue, and they overwhelmingly refuse to take responsibility for VAWA's dire consequences. I frankly hold no hope that they will EVER do this unless they are massively and publically shamed for their intransigence—which is the war effort I am contributing to right now!
So once again, here is that website URL. You'll find plenty to read, and plenty of links to additional good stuff. I wouldn't steer you wrong.