Governor LePage on his Experience with Domestic Violence

An interview with Maine’s governor, Paul LePage about his childhood growing up in a home with domestic violence.  Governor LePage describes the moment when he decided he had to leave home; the moment when his father tried to pay him to lie to a doctor about the cause of his injuries.  He describes living with the fear that pervaded his childhood home, and his attempts to protect his mother from his father’s assaults.  LePage then goes on to challenge men to speak up against domestic violence in settings with other men, and to create a culture that has no tolerance for attitudes and behaviors that belittle women. He talks about his vision for new laws in Maine that protect women from batterers and bring abusers to justice.

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