Battered woman syndrome

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Battered woman syndrome is a feminist legal theory that states that because of possible domestic violence a woman should not be held responsible for the violent crime they have been charged with.

The feminists want the battered woman syndrome to free any woman from conviction of violent crime. The feminists are even pushing the Catharine Mackinnon fantasy that all heterosexual sex should be considered rape unless an affirmative, sober, explicit verbal consent can be proved.

The feminists want the action of a battered woman who kills her husband to be considered as normal. They want us to believe that killing a man in his sleep can be excused as self-defense. They want to establish a license for women to kill their allegedly abusive spouses.

--The Phyllis Schlafly Report, December 1996

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