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#1 of 13 Old 03-01-2002, 09:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The irony- Lifetime is sponsoring a week against violence on its channel with lots of good sounding stuff.
However, most of the reason that I cancelled cable and satellite tv was that my husband couldn't stop watching those rotten violent Lifetime movies- the ones where the men beat the women for 2 hours and then in the last 5 minutes the women either die or kill their abuser. It was the channel with the absolute most violence against women that I've ever seen!

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Lifetime Television is bringing its new campaign -- "Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women" -- to Washington, D.C., from March 4 through March 8.
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i couldn't agree more leafylady!
down with lifetime!
my sister watches it and worse, her 4 yo dd watches with her!:
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I totally agree! That channel has way too much abuse going on! I can't stand it.
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Lifetime TV sucks bigtime. That and that BORING oxygen channel. I do not like TV anyway but holy cow Batman!! Victim TV... blech
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I have called Lifetime "Television for Victims" for years. it always gets a laugh....

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*steals yet another one liner from Mothering wits*
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I despise lifetime!! I, too, call it the "victim channel"!! EVERY movie is about a woman as victim. Why on earth would we want to watch that??? And why would it be considered women's television. That could be another whole new thread.
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Wow, I thought I was the only one! I hate that channel. Its the biggest downer! My sister always wants to watch it! Everytime I watch it with her I get sucked in and end up feeling really horrible. I hate TV!
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NoCreamcorn, I love your user name!! Where are you in SoCal? I am in OC.
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When my dh used to watch Lifetime, I could walk in the house, never look at the tv, hear one sentence and then I'd say "oh, another Lifetime beat up women movie". I honestly think we argue less now that he doesn't even have that channel as an option.
People that like that channel really get sucked into it. I couldn't imagine having my son grow up watching those movies. I'd rather have him watching dumb martial arts flicks than Lifetime movies.
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Thanks! I am in San Bernardino County.

Hey-I like Martial Arts flicks!
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Don't tell anybody. I'll admit that I like some of those martial arts flicks too.
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Funny this post is here-my mom and I were just discussing the stupid movies on Lifetime yesterday.
I agree...Lifetime, television for women, what a joke..
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