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CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN - PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL

NCJ Number
40744
Editor(s)
D E RUSSELL, N VAN DEVEN
Date Published
1976
Length
315 pages
Annotation
THE 2,000 WOMEN FROM 40 COUNTRIES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ON CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN, MARCH 4-8 1976, TESTIFIED ABOUT ALL MAN-MADE FORMS OF WOMEN'S OPPRESSION.
Abstract
WITNESSES REPORTED ON FORCED MOTHERH0OD, COMPULSORY NON-MOTHERHOOD, PERSECUTION OF NON-VIRGINS AND UNMARRIED MOTHERS, CRIMES PERPETRATED BY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, COMPULSORY HETEROSEXUALITY, AND ECONOMIC CRIME. TESTIMONY ALSO CONCERNED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN, AND THE DOUBLE OPPRESSION OF THIRD WORLD, IMMIGRANT AND MINORITY WOMEN. RESOLUTIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR CHANGE ON SPECIFIC CRIMES WERE MADE AS WELL AS A FEMINIST CRITIQUE OF THE MEDIA.... MSP