The Los Angeles County police sent a letter to over two-hundred parents of current and former students. The letter suggested that there was a possibility that their kids might have been molested. In a matter of days, parents all over the county began accusing the Mc Martin staff of rape and other charges. The letter which included a filled-out form had words like “oral sex”, “fondling of genitals”, and “sodomy”. These terms soon turned parents into a troop of angry citizens that demanded justice and answers to their accusations.
In an Australian study it was found that more than 20% of the women surveyed had ended their marriage due to some kind of abuse from their partner (https://aifs.gov.au/publications/towards-understanding-reasons-divorce/perceived-main-reasons-divorce). Men's rights activists claim that these statistics and claims are malicious fabrications and if any of them are true that they "characterize domestic violence as the product of understandable male grievance in the context of anti-male discrimination catalysed by feminism" (salter, pg73). Men's rights activists have also claimed that men who murder their wives or children due to care disputes have been "provoked by anti-male judicial bias" (salter pg74). Criticism towards feminism doesn't just come from men's right activists, it can also be found all over the media, internet and social
Women were the victims in 45 % of domestic violence cases filed in the last year with the Ministry of Justice. They were seeking protection from their abuser, they were physically abuse, financial abuse, their children taken away from them, sexual abuse, all tactics to control the
Heavenfire was charged with second-degree murder and went to trial to try and plea her case with a battered woman’s defense. Battered woman syndrome is described as “a physical and psychological condition of a woman who has undergone emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from a counterpart” (Khana and Sachdeva, (2015, p.8). Heavenfire and Falardeau’s relationship was plagued with violence. Several witnesses for the prosecution and defence noted seeing bruising on Heavenfire on multiple occasions. A particular witness, Linda Newton, a counselor at a vocational college “saw bruising on her face on at least five occastions” (Sheehy, 2014, p.134).
In a small period of time over 100 men and women were accused of witchcraft and out of the 100, 20 were executed by the Jury and countless others died in jail. This series of events will come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials, but what were the causes of this? Well, there are multiple factors that contributed to the trials but, there are three main groups that caused these Trials. Theses three groups included the government, the church, and the “afflicted girls”/ accusers. These three small groups will be the cause of 20 deaths, 100 men and women being accused, and countless
It was a devastating time for the Puritans. Family accused family and friends accused friends. These accusations lasted from February 1692 to May 1693, and more than 200 people were accused for witchcraft. 19 of the the 200 were were hanged and one was pressed to death. Many people accused others for being witches because of fear, popularity, and revenge.
Entry 9: Defiance According to the UN Secretary-General, “In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of international homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member,” (“Violence Against Women”) while men only accounted for six percent. November 25th marks the International Day Against Violence Towards Women as well as the deaths of the three Mirabal sisters. The novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez describes their journey to serve as “models for women fighting against injustice of all kinds” (Alvarez 324). In the Time of the Butterflies can be looked upon through a Feminist lens by analyzing how women defy and overcome their stereotypical gender roles. Women in the novel defy gender roles by rising against unjust power and creating a revolution against the dictatorship that overpowered the Dominican Republic.
America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families. Nutter goes on to reveal some surprising information, stating that out of the average 100,000 people that are shot each year, over 30 percent end up dying, while only 10 percent were intentional homicides (Lane 2015). Every year approximately 18,000 children are shot, only further proving the school shooter epidemic our country faces. This sort of violence is nearly exclusive to urban areas, as cities make up 15 percent of the population but account for 39 percent gun related murders and 23 percent total homicides. Nutter is proposing a ban on assault weapons, quite similar to a 1994 ban that decreased total gun murders by 6.7 percent and the types of shootings they were most often used in, specifically ones with multiple victims and police officers as victims.
Domestic violence is the intended act of hurting or dominating a domestic partner. Largely, men direct domestic violence at women. According to Davenport (2012), men directed 85 percent of all domestic violence instances at women. Consequently, in 2008, either their significant other or husband killed more than 55 percent of all female murder victims. It is a challenge for police departments to prevent domestic violence due to Battered Wife Syndrome.
Every hour, a crime motivated by the perpetrator’s bias against the victim occurs in the United States. These hate crimes terrorize whole communities by making members of certain classes - whether racial minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, religious minorities or people who are perceived to be members of these groups afraid to live in certain places and be free to move about in their community and across the country. A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence, this is called hate crimes. In the year of 2012, 5,796 hate crimes incidents that involved 6,718 offenses were reported, down 426 incidents and 536 offenses happened from 2011(Toolkit). Hate Crimes can happen anywhere