Gwen Moore, Wisconsin Congresswoman, Recounts Her Rape Ordeal In House Floor Speech

As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act VAWA on Wednesday, Rep. Gwen Moore D-Wis. told the story of her own history of being sexually assaulted during her childhood and then raped as a young woman.”Violence against women is as American as apple pie,” she told colleagues. “I know, not only as a legislator, but from personal experience. Domestic violence has been a thread throughout my personal life, up to and including being a child repeatedly sexually assaulted, up to and including being an adult whos been raped.”The VAWA has been met with some resistance from Republicans.

via Gwen Moore, Wisconsin Congresswoman, Recounts Her Rape Ordeal In House Floor Speech.

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