Jul 2, 2009

She "would have tried the patience of a saint..."

This is horrible. An article in The Guardian discussing the different reactions the law, and those charged with the honor of carrying it out, have for people who murder their abusive spouses-- the difference between the treatment of men (the judge expresses sympathy for the man and admits that the victim "would have tried the patience of a saint") versus the treatment of women (asking her why she didn't just "walk out or go upstairs"). Disgusting. Interesting reading. http://jezebel.com/5302917/guardian-writer-no-justice-for-women-who-retaliate-against-their-abusers http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/26/women-kill-violent-partners-law

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