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Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course
WGS160Y1
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Women Studies Lecture Gender and Violence Nov.21 Violence is structural; built into the institutions of our society Racism in the Justice System - Women of colour treated less well than white women in the legal system - Women of colour less likely to be taken seriously - Men of colour more likely to be convicted - Women of colour less likely to report if someone close to them is abusing them because they know they will be treated unfairly by the police Transgender people - Suicide rates are higher Citizenship Status - Immigrant women less likely to report violence in their community , their abuser may be their sponsor, may not speak English, may not be awa
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