Battered woman syndrome as a separate legal defence in Canada

Battered woman syndrome as a separate legal defence in Canada

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Battered woman syndrome is right now just an extension of self defence, which seems unfair at this point in the century. Patriarchy and gender bias has been seen the in criminal justice aspect of Canada since a very long time, 1911 was the first time a battered woman was recognized which was a 109 years ago. But the official precedent only came to recognition by the justice system of Canada only 30 years ago with the case of R v Lavallee that too what it seems to be was made possible was because the judge of that case was a woman, that too the first woman to be appointed in the Supreme Court of Canada. The accused of murder or aggravated assault is not somebody who does a heinous crime in the heat of the moment but she is a battered woman who according to the facts and stats suffers from years and years of psychological trauma of abuse from their partner and furthermore this distress has contributed  to her apprehension of danger during a particular battering episode. And self defence is an unfair defence for woman who are battered, so I’ve decided to make this petition for woman equality in the justice System of Canada, since it’s 2020 now and we’ve come a long way of fighting the patriarchy and claiming equal rights. 

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