Knowing our history is vital to pursuing our future. Our history needs to be our guide in making the changes necessary to end the violence. Violence against women has been sanctioned throughout history. We need to know the struggles of those who came before us. By knowing our history we honor their spirits, we keep the flame of justice alive and it brings us to the stark reality that we have much work still to do. Contact Us: P.
Shelters have been greatly ignored by research as well as by the system itself. The low priority given shelters by the criminal justice system and by researchers is a result of 1 the small numbers of residents housed within these facilities, 2 the brevity of time during which domestic violence victims reside within the shelter, and 3 the complex collaboration shelters have with so many different agencies. As a result, these facilities tend to be invisible. Domestic violence, specifically violence against women, was not recognized as a social problem until the mids. As a result, women seeking help had few options available to them. It was this lack of resources that started the shelter movement. The movement was primarily feminist and focused on the notion that many of the problems women had been taught to define as private troubles were in fact widespread social problems.
A theoretical paper exploring this highly complex relationship. Editor's Note: This pamphlet distributed by the CWLU explores the complex relationship between the gay and feminist movements. Female homosexuality is becoming an increasingly important problem.
Carey Roberts. Lesbian battering: the sisterhood turns on itself. By Carey Roberts August 30,