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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/12/2011

Valentine's promotion at crime museum criticized

By The Associated Press

A Valentine's Day promotion at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment is sparking criticism from an anti-domestic violence group.

The museum is running its "Crimes of Passion" exhibit for the third straight year. It gives couples an opportunity to tour the museum while handcuffed together.

Posters on crimes of passion, such as John Hinckley Jr.'s assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan, are added to the usual installations. Broken heart logos are slapped onto certain installations, including the one about Bonnie and Clyde.

Chai Senoy is co-founder of Holla Back DC, which advocates for victims of domestic violence. Senoy says the group finds the exhibit "reprehensible" and that it demeans people who've died as a result of domestic violence.

But Janine Vaccarello, the museum's chief operating officer, says the event "doesn't focus at all on domestic violence."
Information from: WTOP-FM,

By The Associated Press  | February 12, 2011; 11:59 AM ET
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Why should it? Should it also focus on abortion, divorce, the problems of raising kids? Ma'am, if you want that exhibit, go build your own museum. Don't tell someone else what to do with theirs.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | February 12, 2011 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Bizarre. A giggle of a mere hint of lightweight bondage for couples choosing to attend an event at an unrelated museum, what does that have to do with "domestic violence"?

This sort of silliness is why it's hard to take self-styled domestic-violence advocacy groups seriously.

Posted by: omarsidd | February 12, 2011 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Deaths of little children, killed by their mothers, is egregious, yet the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry disingenuously tries to make us believe that women don't abuse men too. According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services and DOJ statistics, more kids are killed by neglect and abuse in a year (1,760 in 2007), than all the female intimate partner homicides in a year. Mothers are the single largest group of kid killers, according to HHS, and they have a rate twice that of fathers. Nowhere near the money is spent to protect kids from kid killing mothers as is spent by the domestic violence industry to protect women. The taxpayer funded d.v. industry is a bastion of misandrist vilification, falsely accusing men of being the overwhelming cause of d.v., and empowering violent women to commit further domestic violence. The corruption of the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry is characterized in "Los Misandry" at Youtube.

Posted by: Ray24 | February 13, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Women's domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it's women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry.”

Posted by: Ray24 | February 13, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong gender. Under domestic violence law, the wrong gender is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence. Options out of a bad relationship, that women have, are often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry as shown in "Los Misandry" at Youtube.

Posted by: Ray24 | February 13, 2011 8:57 PM | Report abuse

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