Trending Femicide in America

Will you be a victim or a victor?

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  • Predictability — Social Media, criminal history, and background data are excellent tools to determine the likelihood of future offenders.
  • Ongoing education relating to early detection should be communicated to teenagers and young adult women. Screen your potential partner. Violent behavior can be hereditary. Patterns of abuse start at home. The apple doesn't fall from the tree.
  • Shelter houses are temporary band-aids that generally don't provide long term solutions. Although they provide short term relief — when looking at the big picture 3–7 days of staying in the shelter doesn't help. It doesn't help because a disproportionate number of women need to be in something like a witness protection program. They need a new start, a new identify, in a new city.
  • Restraining orders or injunctions are merely pieces of paper without weight or merit. (What will you do while your attacker stabs you to death?) Wave the order in the face of the perpetrator. That will surely scare them off. (Wrong)
  • Immediate or early intervention by the law should take place after a restraining order is issued. The police should immediately pay a visit to the perpetrator. This gives a warning, letting the person know the law is involved. If the perpetrator appears violent, intoxicated, or suspicious at the time of the visit make an arrest on the spot.
  • Most laws generally side with the perpetrator when a woman decides to fight back (Battered women stand their ground) but end up serving time for defending themselves?
  • Arrests are inconsistent with convictions. Translation, nothing is being done to the perpetrator. Instead women are imprisoned for standing their ground.

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