FULL TEXT: The first criminal conviction under Stewart's bill to prevent cruelty to women took place in Judge Moses' court at Virginia City, Nevada, on the 9th inst. A man named Marshall, convicted of wife-beating, was tied up to a post near the Court-house at 2 o'clock on the day specified with a placard, "Wife-Beater," fastened on his breast. There was considerable excitement over the affair. This law may be an improvement on the whipping post penalty for this cowardly class of offenders, though we confess to a partiality to the latter mode of punishment. There is nothing so salutary as giving such fellows a smart, sharp, and decisive dose of their own medicine.
[Untitled, The New Northwest (Portland, Or.), Mar. 16, 1877, p. 3]
►• 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.