Super Bowl Hoax: The Continuing Distortions about Intimate Partner Abuse

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Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) is pleased to announce an upcoming event to commemorate the Super Bowl Hoax. “Super Bowl Hoax: The Continuing Distortions about Intimate Partner Abuse” will feature a series of presentations designed to highlight how domestic violence half-truths and misrepresentations continue to the present day. The event will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Washington DC.

These distortions of fact have become deeply embedded in American culture,and cause harm to the many offenders and victims of domestic violence who are being denied the services and protections they need.

The event will be held at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20002. The event will be held 12:00 – 1:30pm. Attendance is free, and advance registration is required. Email your name, organization, and telephone number to Teri Stoddard, Event Manager: .

The Super Bowl Hoax, which occurred in 1993, falsely claimed that more women are victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day ofthe year. The public outcry arising from the hoax spurred passage of the Violence Against Women Act the following year. A complete account of theSuper Bowl Hoax can be seen here:

SAVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence through evidence-based solutions:

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