The three interviews in this program suggest that in the U.K., the U.S. (and doubtless other countries) a cultural bias still excuses men's violence towards women more than women's self-defence against men. This is exemplified in a shocking comparison of sentence lengths for those who kill intimate partners.
Karen Ingala Smith created a blog and a database counting women killed by men in the U.K., and now profiles murdered women. Elizabeth Rohrbaugh directed a new documentary, The Perfect Victim, and Amy Lorenz-Moser is a lawyer with the Missouri Battered Women's Clemency Coalition whose work is featured in the film.
Interviews by Meghan Murphy, producer of Feminist Current. Produced for WINGS by Frieda Werden.
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