Week 8 Lecture Notes
Week 8 Lecture Notes 479
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Hutton Joycelyn 19 October 2015 CFS 479 Week 8 Notes What Doesn t She Leave Fighting Back Strategies of Resistance 1 Data a State rankings in 2013 the homicide rate among female victims murdered by males in single victim single offender b Of women murdered by men 94 are killed by men they know 2 Why Doesn t She Leave Jones a Multiple barriers that women face when trying to leave their partner b Stop asking the question quotwhy doesn t she leave c People do not ask what we can do to prevent the violence instead they always ask why doesn t she leave d Example of Tracy Thurman she did leave him people expected her to move away when he was getting released from prison e Continue to put the responsibility on the women victim to leave and avoid the abuse f Asking this question isn t really a question at all it s a judgement and we think we know the answer ie that she is weak or crazy g We ignore the fact that most women do leave h Assume that women have the ability to leave and have access to help in the process and or after she has left i Assumes that leaving is the answer to ending thee violence j We study the victims of battering to try and understand what is wrong with them how it impacts them Hutton Joycelyn 19 October 2015 CFS 479 k But we don t try to better understand why it is happening in the first place Identifying traits of battered women and identifying those as a problem i Character flaw illness personal defect handicap m Women have a desire for the abuse or that they cause they abuse n Study women without studying the problem 0 Us versus Them focus on the differences cultural deprivation injustice 3 Why doesn t she leave Jones a Gelles and Straus i Inadequate measures of DV that lead people to think there is gender symmetry ii Find answers that battered women and advocates could have done wo a full blown research project iii Focus on victims not to the violence perpetrated by men b Police response is inadequate i Treat it as a family matter ii Argue it is too dangerous for cops iii Trained to do mediation crisis intervention not treat it as a crime iv Proarrest policies to mandatory arrest policies still use discretion in both cases c Medical professionals are not helpful i Not trained to assist screen for DV ii Don t ask even when there are serious injuries iii No protocols for dealing with victims iv Psychiatrists treat women as dependent passive and as having problems Hutton Joycelyn 19 October 2015 CFS 479 v Psychologists pinning the problem on women s low selfesteem to self destructive behavior vi Studies that have understood behavior of the women but not the context vii Not only male dominance but also need to address adultery alcoholism and argumentativeness 4 Women do not feel that they are adequately supported by the legal system not given support when they do access the system a Going to court can be dangerous b Women follow through when they have advocates c Lesser charges for murdering women than shooting at cops d quotCan kill women judge but not shoot a cop See example from text e Religious authorities suggest that women work things out 5 Why doesn t she leave Jones a Criminologists didn t collect data on victims obscured the crime not keeping women safe b Concerned with deterring crime not keeping women safe c Why don t women leave i They get killed ii Separation assault iii To prevent her from leaving to get her to return retaliation for leaving initially d Obstacles at every level i Police why arrest is women do not prosecute ii Persecutors why prosecute if they aren t held accountable by the judges Hutton Joycelyn 19 October 2015 CFS 479 iii Judges why should I do anything if women do not show up in court iv Service providers ask why doesn t she help herself e Victim blaming helps the rest of us feel better i There is no typical battered woman it could happen to anyone this is a thought that scares people ii If we blame the victim think something is wrong with her iii If she doesn t leave it is not our responsibility to help her One battered women is different from the next 2 v Leslie Morgan Steiner YouTube Video Ted Talk quotWhy Domestic Violence Victims Don t Leave
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