Thursday, September 15, 2011

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania – 1885



FULL TEXT: Some ladies and gentlemen of Pittsburg are organizing a society for the protection of married women , the chief object being the creation and maintenance of a fund for the prosecution of wife-beaters. Such an organization with a large membership roll would do good, indirectly as well as directly. The collection of a trifling admission fee from each member and the designation of an even smaller amount as dues would raise money enough to pay for counsel in many such cases, and the awakening of public opinion on the subject that would follow the announcement of the movement would tend to encourage the courts to make the sentences of convicted wife-beaters as severe as the law allows. It might even result in the passage of a law making the penalty severer.

[Untitled, The McCook Weekly Tribune (Ne.), Nov. 5, 1885, p. 1]

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• 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 1960this 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).

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“[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.

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