Domestic Violence Against Women By Jennifer R. Farmer 's Article, Crystal Hamilton, Black Women And Domestic

806 Words Mar 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Abuse comes in many forms, but one of the most concerning and violent of abuses is domestic and intimate partner violence (DV/IPV). Jennifer R. Farmer’s Huffington Post article “Crystal Hamilton, Black Women and Domestic Violence,” is an article written to give a voice to an issue that many choose to keep quiet. Domestic violence affects up to 1.3 million individuals a year nationally (Farmer) but is one of the most scarcely reported; for women of color, low economic standing and sex trade work, the rate of abuse reporting is even lower than that of the majority. Domestic violence against women is rooted in both the micro as well as macro level with the levels being distinguishable from one another due to their differing perspectives
Crystal Sheree Hamilton was a 29-year old mother, wife, daughter and victim of domestic abuse. On February 27, 2016 in Prince William County, Northern Virginia, Crystal was shot and killed by her active army staff sergeant husband Ronald Hamilton; she was supposed to have spent the night with girl friends. The coverage surrounding Crystal’s death was rather limited and instead focused on the death of police officer, Ashley Guindon, who had arrived on the scene and been ambushed by Ronald Hamilton. Although it is important to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by this officer, the limited coverage of Crystal and her story only perpetuates the lack of attention and intervention surrounding domestic and intimate partner violence (DV/IPV).…

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