Beating Domestic Violence None of the Women Saw Their Partners Convicted; Instead, They Just Saw Their Own Lives Destroyed
Walter, Natasha, The Independent (London, England)
I REMEMBER once talking to a woman who worked for Women's Aid in Greater Easterhouse, Glasgow, who said that when her father was young, 50-odd years ago: "He lived in the old Glasgow tenements with a courtyard in the middle. He said as a child you could hear them, night after night, the men beating the women up. It was completely accepted. It was like a joke, you'd just say, `Oh, there's so and so at it again'." If the women's movement of the last 30 years has done anything, hasn't it challenged that complete acceptance? Hasn't it enforced the realisation that violence against women is not a joke, but a crime?
A report published this week by Crisis explores the …
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Publication information: Article title: Beating Domestic Violence None of the Women Saw Their Partners Convicted; Instead, They Just Saw Their Own Lives Destroyed. Contributors: Walter, Natasha - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: June 7, 1999. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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