The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:
No longer shocked.
Mat-Su numbers on violence against women are typical.
It’s an awful commentary on the state of human relations in Alaska that this week’s report on the frequency of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Mat-Su Borough came as no surprise. That’s because Mat-Su’s numbers weren’t that different from those in other regions in Alaska.
But the numbers are staggering, and if they no longer shock, they should strengthen our resolve to do something about them.