Velshi: Violence against women is an epidemic. Let’s start acting like it

'Violence against women continues to get a pass from the media and from society. Hence, in many cases, these women and their stories were erased twice,' Ali Velshi says.

9/25/2021 10:30:00 PM

'Violence against women continues to get a pass from the media and from society. Hence, in many cases, these women and their stories were erased twice,' Ali Velshi says.

The death of Gabby Petito has captivated the nation. Her boyfriend, who police say remains a person of interest in the investigation, is still missing. What happened to Gabby Petito is horrible. And her case deserves the attention it’s getting. And so do the stories of thousands of women who have shared a similar fate. If you are a woman of color, an indigenous woman, a trans woman, or a woman living in poverty, the system values your life even less. 466 Indigenous women and girls were reported missing in the past decade in Wyoming, the same state where Gaby Petito’s body was discovered. And if you look at federal data from 2018, black women made up less than 7% of the population, yet they accounted for nearly 10% of all missing persons cases in the country. Just like climate change, social justice and the opioid crisis – this is a crisis that is all of our problems to solve. This is a societal crisis. It’s time we hold violence against women - Black, white, Hispanic, indigenous, poor, wealthy - all women - the same standard of outrage and action.

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AliVelshi Pure Nonsense! How'd it get a pass? Yois. not a journalist, you're a sensationalist. Hey remember when Trump raped 20 women and the media still tried to normalize his behavior bc he was president? Fake news Yah, don't I know. And many women who are still alive have to deal with the culprit going unpunished. Shit that should be prosecuted as attempted murder is just slapped with a CDV and a 30 day sentence.

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Second Woman Claims She Picked Up Brian Laundrie Hitchhiking After Gabby Petito DisappearanceAnd a second time, he allegedly made a very abrupt exit from the vehicle (via toofab) TooFab The Police F**KED UP from the beginning! He should have been held as a Person of Interest! This is a case of 'White Privilege on Steroids' on so many levels! I grieve with the parents of the girl for their loss. However, the Keystone Kops needs 'BOOT-IN-ASS'😡 TooFab Why are so many women picking up hitchhikers tho 🤔

Utah city will investigate police response to Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie disputeOfficer Robbins and officer Pratt smh Google 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'. Because missing people of color only receive a small fraction of this intense media coverage. Lawsuit coming for moabpolice

Gabby Petito went missing, then her fiancé: Some say police should have done moreIn the days since Gabby Petito’s remains were found and her death declared a homicide, police have faced questions and criticism for how they handled the case. If you watched that video when the cops puller her over, and you've been an abused woman, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE LET HER GO. You can see it on her face, that she blamed herself for him abusing her. THEY FAILED HER! failedcops Her fiancé isn’t missing. He’s hiding. A literal fugitive from the law.

Debates sparked by Gabby Petito case echo in 28-year-old London teacher’s killingThe killing of Sabina Nessa has prompted a renewed outcry over violence against women in the U.K., while again putting a spotlight on the disparity in coverage of cases involving people of color. This case was all over the News, this is Britain, the News will cover everyone no matter their background or skin colour! the news is mad about what the news is reporting about 😂 Seriously.... is there ANYthing Yahoo can't spin into a 'whites are evil' racial story?

Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie related to Gabby Petito investigationLast week, police named Laundrie a person of interest in Petito's disappearance, but Laundrie went missing just days later. Good, now that he’s out of the country 'Bad laundry!' I think he is innocent. What about the other missing persons in the same area. There is a serial killer. It isn't him!!!!

Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie in Gabby Petito investigationBREAKING: A federal court in Wyoming has issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie in relation to a grand jury indictment for his 'activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito,' the FBI says. Yet He is DEAD- most likely! Knowing they’re after you, he’s got to much to lose. We’ll never know why he did what he did. That’s the sad truth!