Three

Three.

Three billion dollars. That’s how much money the government spent in about two months on the Cash-for-Clunkers program: US Cash-for-Clunkers Roars to Finish Line

Three.

Three hundred billion dollars. That’s how much is spent on prisons in a 5-year time span: High Cost of Prisons Not Paying Off, Report Finds.

Three.

One and a half to 3 million women and girls. That’s how many women and girls are estimated to be killed by violence from an intimate partner or family member in the world in one year:  Women and Gendercide

Three.

At least 3 women. That’s how many women are killed by domestic violence in the United States in one day, every day:  Prevalence of Domestic Violence

Three.

Three million children. That’s how many children are exposed to domestic violence each day, resulting in depression, anxiety, behavioral and physical problems: Behind Closed Doors

Three.

Three billion dollars. That’s how much money the government spends in 5 years on the Violence Against Women Act: Office on Violence Against Women

 

The US government spent $3 billion dollars on the Cash-for-Clunkers program in two months, $300 billion on prison systems in 5 years and $3 billion on VAWA in 5 years.

I’d say the government thinks more of prisoners and clunkers than it does of women.

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2 comments on “Three

  1. Irene says:

    Wow. Really powerful, Joanie.
    I love how you think and write..

  2. Rj says:

    Whoa. Awesome. I never would have thought to do an analysis like this one.

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