MAKE YOUR FREAKING POINT.
I had to read this editorial - "Equal protection against abuse" - three times and I'm still not sure whether the really smart person who wrote it sides with Republicans in the House of Representatives who want the Violence Against Women Act to be an act directed at violence against women or with the Democrats who want the Violence Against Women Act to be an act directed toward violence against straight women and gay men and lesbians and transsexuals and bisexuals (and, for all we know, pedophiles, paraphiles, fetishists, masochists, sadists, voyeurs, and exhibitionists).
Which is it? Are we to be concerned about violence against women - a very real issue - or violence against women and deviants? Tell us. The reading public would love to know just how serious you are about the subject.