It is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. And if any crime deserves its own month of awareness, it is trafficking. Owning and using another person for your own financial benefit and sense of power is horrific.
The progress toward solving the epidemic of violence against women is a large task. We must create a society where women who are victims of violence feel supported, are able to detect the signs and know where to turn for help.
Not more than a week after my rant about the absurdities that poured from the mouth of Pat Robertson regarding Haiti's earthquake, I read this headline: "Iranian Cleric: Promiscuous Women Cause Earthquakes."
There are human tragedies like the one in Haiti that can make you question your belief in God. Then there are holier than thou fools like Pat Robertson who can remind you that some of us have the Devil inside.