Re: VAWA, Title IX, domestic violence

marylin hulme (
17 Jul 1998 14:31:24 -0000

i am interested in what you have tio say about domestic violence laws being
applicable to gendered violence in the schools in california, could you be
a bit more specific?

marylin a. hulme
equity assistance center, rutgers university

At 12:02 PM 7/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Ted, the problem with parsing your agenda is with your "in some form"
>waffling. In fact the researchers do say the women participate in
>domestic violence; they also say that women are the ones usually
>hospitalized, and who suffer the greatest damage. If you throw a cup of
>hot coffee at your husband over some argument, and he breaks your ribs,
>leg, arm, skull, and gives you two black eyes and you miscarry--did you
>both engage in domestic violence? Did you in fact engage in the same
>amount of domestic violence? Researchers are getting more savvy, and
>therefore so are the laws and the police--the one who gets arrested in a
>fracas is the one who has the least damage; the other one goes to the
>hospital first.
> This research is also beginning to filter down into school settings. If
>a girl and a boy trade slaps, teachers are beginning to look at who has
>more brawn to fling. What you are looking for is not a primitive tally
>stick count of incidents, but a more sophisticated approach to
>preventing a widespread social problem. Domestic violence lasws such as
>have been passed in California are also now applicable to teen violence
>in schools; and of course Title IX is intended to cover the school
>handling such incidents so as not to discriminate against either gender.
>Linda Purrington, Title IX Advocates,
>[Ted wrote, re women and men in domestic violence, that wome insitgate
>as much violence as men....snip...]
>> The assertions are serious, and in some form, they are held by
>> researchers who've performed the largest surveys of victims.
>> -Robert Weverka <>

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