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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19 - Page 9. November 19, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6372/show/6344.

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Title Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-19
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date November 19, 1977
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Transcript ABUSED WOMEN By Malissa Burnette A 30-year-old South Carolina woman received eight stitches in her head, two stitches in her foot and was treated for a concussion and numerous cuts and bruises to her body. Later, while police were arresting her husband for assault, he expressed his surprise and indignantly said, "But she's my legal wife!" In our recent past the law made every woman the property of her husband—a chattel, an object to be owned. The law gave every man the right to chastise his wife with a stick, so long as the stick met certain specified dimensions. Today a husband's corporal punishment rights over his wife are not codified into statutes, but they stubbornly survive in the minds and attitudes of many in our society. Wife abuse at last is being recognized as an overwhelming problem in most communities. About 300 attacks are reported to the Columbia, S.C. police in a year. Police officials admit that this represents only a fraction of the number of attacks that actually occur. It is estimated that only one in 10 attacks ever reach the police ledger. Boston City Hospital reports that women attacked in their own homes account for 70 per cent of all the assault victims treated at that facility. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, well over one million women nationwide are battered. But it is a rare occasion when the husband is arrested as a result of a wife's call for help. For example, there were no arrests made in connection with the 25 attacks reported in Columbia in January 1976, an alarming fact in light of FBI reports which indicate a very high correlation between the murder of a wife by her husband and the wife's previous requests for help. Of the 1,285 wives killed by their husbands in the U.S. in 1974, most had requested police aid at least once prior to the fatal attack. Police attitudes vary from town to town, but there seems to be a lack of concern, generally, and an unwillingness to take the situation seriously. In Columbia, I was told by the police captain that he likes to train his officers to be "counselors" in answering a violent domestic call. What happens all too often is that the officer will take the husband out, calm him down and tell him to take a walk around the block until he feels better. When the officer leaves, the husband comes back and beats the hell out of the woman for calling the police. Perhaps the counselor role is safer for the police—at the woman's expense. Such attitudes account for the fact that some distress calls are never answered and others are answered many hours too late. Some women who call the police are simply told to "come by in the morning and fill out a form." Charlotte Taft 12 MASTER IMAGES—Henri Cartier Bresson, Wynn Bullock, Shirley Burden, Paul Caponigro, Imogen Cunningham, Andre Kertesz, Jacques Henri Lartigue, W. Eugene Smith, Ralph Steiner, Josef Sudek, George Tice, Minor White. WOMEN—IMAGES BY 12 WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS-Eve Arnold, Sonja Bullaty, DENA, Abigail Heyman, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Holly Maxson, Barbara Morgan, Suzanne Opton, Lilo Raymond, Eva Rubinstein, Sherry Suris. 1978 Wall Calendars, 12V4" x 9V4*'. Highest quality reproduction. Hand-lettered, with plenty of space for writing. Wonderful gift for yourself and friends, for Christmas and the New Year. Each $5.95. USA, incl. post & handling. Orders processed immediately. Abroad, add $2.00-covers 1 or 2 calendars. Sea-Mail, allow 6 weeks. For special limited edition, signed by the photographers, write for details: SherArt Images, Dept. B., 60 E. 12 St. NYC 10003 IWY Booth No. 220 A Woman-Owned Business DAYBREAK haircut parlor 2437/2 university boulevard 522=2350 PAGE 8 NOVEMBER 19, 1977 DAILY BREAKTHROUGH