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According to the New York Post, the contingent, which includes advocates for battered women, for housekeepers and for African immigrants, announced their plans at a warm-up rally outside Manhattan Criminal Courts.
The most crucial distinction between male and female aggressors, say Schaefer and other advocates for battered women, is this: Women are more likely to use force as a way to focus attention on unmet needs and frustrations, while men are more likely to use it as a fear and control tactic.
Advocates for battered women suggest that early and perhaps current domestic violence research reflects our negative cultural values and assumptions about this vulnerable population (Ferraro, 1996).
So we try to link the police and prosecutors up with advocates for battered women and often with battered women themselves, so that once they understand what's happening, they can become as supportive of these victims as they would be of any other set of victims.
Many advocates for battered women and their children say it's just too risky to bring a batterer back into the lives of those he has traumatized.
The civil trial - despite a gag order and a judge's order pulling the plug on TV coverage - will be closely watched outside court by the District Attorney's Office, advocates for battered women and community leaders.