MAKERS Moment

Domestic Violence Was Not A Crime

Fairstein on how domestic violence did not exist as a category of crime within the criminal justice system and how casually domestic abuse was treated by even some of the most esteemed judges in the country.

Only Crime Where Victim Is Blamed Only Crime Where Victim Is Blamed
Linda Fairstein
Domestic Violence Was Not A Crime Domestic Violence Was Not A Crime
Linda Fairstein
Once Every 23 Seconds Once Every 23 Seconds
Linda Fairstein
The Cost of Domestic Abuse The Cost of Domestic Abuse
Linda Fairstein
"Why Didn't She Just Leave?" "Why Didn't She Just Leave?"
Linda Fairstein
Only Feminists Were Fighting Violence Against Women Only Feminists Were Fighting Violence Against Women
Linda Fairstein
"No One To Teach Us" "No One To Teach Us"
Linda Fairstein
The Case She Saw Over and Over Again The Case She Saw Over and Over Again
Linda Fairstein
New Laws, Same Attitude New Laws, Same Attitude
Linda Fairstein
The Victims of These Crimes The Victims of These Crimes
Linda Fairstein
3 Point Corroboration Requirement 3 Point Corroboration Requirement
Linda Fairstein
17th Century Law in the 20th Century 17th Century Law in the 20th Century
Linda Fairstein