Believe it or not…This actually happened
I do not recall studying this in my history classes.
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I am so excited !!!
This is a new path for me…
- 1900s Wife beating receives public attention in the United States as it relates to the temperance movement, the social purity movement and the women’s suffrage movement.
- 1910 U.S. Supreme Court denied a wife the right to prosecute her husband for assault because to do so “would open the doors of the courts to accusations of all sorts of one spouse against another.”
- 1950-60s Civil rights and anti-war movements challenge the country and lay the foundation for the feminist movement.
- 1978 The United States Commission on Civil Rights sponsors the Consultation on Battered Women: Issues of Public Policy in Washington, DC. Over 100 nationally represented women come together to organize around the needs of the newly formed battered women’s movement. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is formed during the US Commission on Civil Rights hearing. However, feminists did much of the groundwork and careful organizing across the country; specifically, Betsy Warrior and Valle Jones.
- 1985 Tracey Thurman versus the City of Torrington, Connecticut, becomes the first case heard in federal court of a woman suing city police for having failed to protect her from her husband’s violence which permanently scarred and partially paralyzed her. She is awarded a 2 million dollar judgment. The US Surgeon General issues a report identifying domestic violence as a major health problem for women.
- 1989 There are 1,200 battered women’s programs in the United States that shelter over 300,000 women and children. US Attorney General C. Everett Koop warns that violence is the number one public health risk to adult women in the United States.
- 2000 The Violence Against Women Act of 2000 is passed reauthorizing funding for training and services for battered women and their children and creating new programs. $3.3 billion was authorized for the years 2000-2005.
1874 Woman’s Holy Wars
1900 Awareness physical abuse to women linked to alcohol abuse
1919 18th Amendment passed and known as the “Noble Experiment”
1920 Physical violence to woman became public but no laws to protect them
1920-1933 18th Amendment to US Constitution
Noble Experiment – Federal Prohibition of alcohol production, importation,
Transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages
1920 19th Amendment – Women given right to vote
1933 20th Amendment – End Federal Prohibition of Alcohol
1935 AA founded
1939 12 steps of AA published by AA
1951 Alanon groups formed and meet (for family members of alcoholics)
1985 Tracy Thurman vs City of Torrington Connecticut (Protect women against husband’s physical abuse
2000 Federal Law helping abused women Violence agains Women Act of 2000