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Philanthropy Isn't Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers. From September 11, 2001, to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined. The numbers aren't even close. According to the FBI, 11,766 women lost their lives to domestic violence during the years that 6,614 citizens and troops were killed in terror attacks and war.
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