FULL TEXT: In the California Legislature, senate introduced a bill to summarily punish wife beaters, to the effect a battery, if inflicted upon the wife the assailant, shall be punishable by the infliction of no less than twenty-one lashes on the bare back to be administered by the Sheriff of the county, under the direction of the court or judge. This is very good, but capital punishment would be better.
[“Wife Beaters,” The Arizona Citizen (Tucson, Az.), Jan. 8, 1876, p. 2]
►• You have been told that before the rise of feminism in the 1960s that domestic violence against women was tolerated by society as acceptable behavior and was not taken seriously by police and the courts.
You have been lied to. The people who told you these lies were paid to tell them you. In most cases you paid your own money (taxes and tuition fees) to be lied to.
Here is one of countless pieces of evidence that demonstrate the truth.
►•►• To see more eloquent, vivid evidence proving the lie and giving you the truth, see:
►19th Century Intolerance Towards Domestic Violence
► Treatment of Domestic Violence Against Women Before 1960 – this post collects cases classified by the form of punishment or sentencing (whether judicial or through community action)
No, the claim that laws created by males were for the benefit of males is false. Yes, the "Rule of Thumb" myth has been proven to be a marxist-feminist hoax, taking an ancient English common historical notation published in the 18th century and extrapolating it into unsupported claims that 18th and 20th century United States communities, courts and legislatures (laws on the books) were in agreement with the18th century historical notation (Blackstone).
“[O]nly since the 1970s has the criminal justice system begun to treat domestic violence as a serious crime, not as a private family matter.”
From the entry: “Domestic Violence” on encyclopedia.com
This claim has been proven to be false.