Tag Archives: criminal assault at home and other forms of domestic violence

Throwing the First Punch for Battered Mothers

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When investigating cases of domestic abuse in which custody of a child is given to the perpetrator rather than the victim, one may work towards 1.) understanding how the judges of these cases came to the conclusion that the victimized mother is less capable of parenting the child than is the abusive parent (think about how terrible and irrefutably unethical that conclusion sounds when worded slightly differently: the abusive parent is more capable of parenting the child than is the victimized parent) and 2.) being well aware of the negative consequences the child may …

Communique – Getting Asia Pacific Women’s Voices Heard!





Women and girls of the Asia Pacific Region and Oceania are vital political activists and agitators. Although the region has one of the lowest parliamentary representations of women – possibly the lowest in regional terms – women and girls are determined to make their voices heard – and listened to. Around the region, conferences, workshops, seminars, meetings and group activities take place on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. Women organise in business, in markets, in mothers groups, as office workers, retail assistants and managers, as villagers, city women, town-dwellers and itinerant workers. Women and girls speak up …

Standing On Their Shoulders!


When appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President WJ (Bill) Clinton in the 1990s, Ruth Bader Ginsberg said:


I would not be in this room today, if it were not for the women and men who kept dreams alive … Dreams when no one would listen. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony come to mind …



               Photo: H.S. Blatch on Wall Street, 1910-1915. Library of Congress


This week – Tuesday 21 January – is the birthday of writer and suffragist Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch. She was born in 1856, daughter of