How The Law Turns Battered Women Into Criminals 

But in all but a handful of states, laws allow for one of the victims — the battered mother — to be treated as a perpetrator, guilty not of committing abuse herself but of failing to protect her children from her violent partner.
Said Stephanie Avalon, resource specialist for the federally funded Battered Women’s Justice Project, “It’s the ultimate blaming of the victim.”

How The Law Turns Battered Women Into Criminals

But in all but a handful of states, laws allow for one of the victims — the battered mother — to be treated as a perpetrator, guilty not of committing abuse herself but of failing to protect her children from her violent partner.

Said Stephanie Avalon, resource specialist for the federally funded Battered Women’s Justice Project, “It’s the ultimate blaming of the victim.”

thatonesuheirhammad

up on reflection

thatonesuheirhammad:

how it feel to be hashed and tagged

to be favorited and followed

how it feel to be flash

melting in potted plans

to have your needs bit

into sounds main streamed

how you scream into cameras

be captured in shock

stock photos of your only grief

how does damage feel denied

and you the one gotta repair

how your story is dirty laundry

the irony the stark of it

how you history reborn

what about this burning pedestal

the fans of your misery

who lick wounds with salt

where your aches delayed

how you an animal hunted

why you gotta be perfect to live

when do you rest recognized

how you the compass and the sharp edge

where do you cypher

who forgot you

where you draw the line

when you the line

                                       suheir hammad

that @yosuheirhammad with questions that have no answers…

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