Kōrero: Family violence

Punishing violent men

Punishing violent men

Men’s violence to women and girls was of great concern to 19th-century feminists, and was one of the reasons that they campaigned for the vote. After the franchise was won in 1893, women’s groups continued to lobby for other reforms. In 1895 the Dunedin Women’s Franchise League called for men committing violent crimes against females to be lashed – a suggestion that was lampooned in this cartoon, entitled ‘Sing Hey the Merry Cat-O’-Nine-Tails’.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Observer, 4 May 1895, p. 1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Family violence - Family violence in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/28284/punishing-violent-men (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 25 Jun 2024