Cheyanne thought that meeting face-to-face with Nate would put an end to his harassment and end the relationship once in for all. So she set up a meeting at a community park to resolve any issues.
I really hope this is a good idea.
Nate, this must end. Meet me at the park tomorrow at 3pm. This is the last time we will talk face-to-face.
Cheyanne sat on the park bench waiting for Nate thinking that she could fix this problem all by herself. Out of the bush sprung Nate, clearly intoxicated, as he began to yell and scream at her. He then stabbed her and she died within seconds while Nate ran off.
You broke my heart but the police can't save you now!
Out of the 83 police-reported intimate partner homicides in 2014, 67 of the victims—over 80%—were women.
About 26% of all women who are murdered by their spouse had left the relationship.
Did you know that.?...
On any given night, about 300 women and children are turned away because shelters are already full.
Women are 6 times more likely to be killed by an ex-partner than by a current partner.
Historically women have always relied on men for financial support because prior to World War II, women for the most part, stayed home and raised the children. They were always referred to as the weaker gender who’s sole responsibility was to maintain the household. It was very difficult for a women to leave an abusive relationship because she had no other financial support. Society has gone through some change over the past fifty years in regards to more equality and women having the ability to make their own income. However, society still expects women to be the primary caregiver while at the same time making less money than men. The way society views women makes it extremely difficult for them to leave violent relationships.
Marxian Feminist Theory
This theory, created by Karl Marx, focuses on investigating/explaining how/ why women are oppressed through systems of capitalism and private property. Generally speaking, positions of power within society are held by men (patriarchy). Marxism feminist theorists believe that for women to overcome this oppression, they must eliminate the capitalist system that is currently in place.
emergency shelters crisis and support services counselling services housing support services transitional support services, and province wide crisis help lines (Assaulted Women's Helpline