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Battered Women, Rape, and Abused Children
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Battered Women, Rape, and Abused Children - File 001. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/793/show/783.

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Battered Women, Rape, and Abused Children - File 001. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/793/show/783

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Title Battered Women, Rape, and Abused Children
Language eng
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  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
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Identifier ID 1996-007, Box 1, Folder 25
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
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Transcript Battered Women, Rape, and Abused Children ttered women can be defined as physically abused women within tne arena of the domestic household or family -- could be wife, mother-in-law, sister or any other adult female in the fanily. -low prevalent is this problem? A nationwide survey shows that one out of every four couples in the nation resort to slapping or beating during their relationship end 1&/ do so each year. - In Washington, D. C. over 10,000 cases of woman abuse are reported each year; there is no index on the unreported numbers there or anywhere lse. dw violent is the violence a0ainst battered women? In Michigan in a survey of 20 battered v/ives, 6 required hospitalization, 1+ had concussions, Ij. miscarriages, 1 broken set of ribs, 1 cracked set of ribs, and 1 a first degree burn. This can be multiplied by the hundreds throughout our country. (In our smaller study group, we v/ill discuss causes, problems related specifically to and solutions recommended for the battered woman.) Hape can be defined as forced sexual abuse of women outside the marriage contract. This topic includes the gamut of sexual abuse from the attacker on the street to the neighbor, friend, or acquaintance in familiar environs who may force sexual intercourse on an unwilling or unsuspecting partner. Evie .Yhitsett will help in the discussion of this problem, its causes, pr blems that face a raped woman, and recommendations for solutions. _ )Used Children - - Ehose vvho ar e ab used physica lly 1 . )se who are abused sexually Th se who are abused emotionally -- which includes regularly demanding a child to do more than he is capable of doing and humiliating him for not living up to tne demand. , Jhild Abuse is one of the leading causes of infant mortality in the USA. . 50/ °f abused children are under 6 years of age. were over 5 million children in Texas under 18 years of age in 1975; 34,381+ cases of suspected child abuse and neglect were reported. Counties ers go unreported daily because neijabors hate to rep >rt things like this for fear of "getting involved11. Many don't know that it is now a law, at least in Texas, that if you suspect child abuse, you MUSE report it to the Harris County Child Welfare Department, Child abusers come from All strata of income and social position, All ethnic groups, and All reli0ious persuasions. Abusers are not necessarily psychotic or mentally ill. V/e will try to uncover the causes, problems, and recommended solutions of the abused child
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