Re: [EDEQUITY Discussion] Dating Violence

From: Linda Purrington (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 13:19:43 EDT wrote: ". . . Today we shift the focus of our
discussion to dating violence, which often . . . foreshadows domestic
violence." . . .

Actually, dating violence is covered by domestic violence laws in
California at least, which is accurate, because the violence that girls
undergo in dating relationships is not less than that suffered by
battered women in adultpartnerships. If your state does not have such
legal coverage, that is a great place to put your energy. The more
schools can be involved in educating about dating/domestic violence, the
less domestic violence will batter society. Unfortunately, the situation
of being constrained to go to school with one's attacker is often
exacerbated by the idea that dating violence is less dangerous than
domestic violence. So education starts with educating the educators
about the danger. Do you have statistics on how many incidents of dating
violence are reported, and how many end in death?

Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

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