Today in Cis Privilege: 1 in 4 women in the US is a victim of domestic violence, 1 in 2 if they are married to a cop

Law Enforcement officers beat their significant other at nearly double the national average. Several studies, according to Diane Wetendorf, author of Police Domestic Violence: Handbook for Victims, indicate that women suffer domestic abuse in at least 40 percent of police officer families. For American women overall, the figure is 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to The Advocates for Human Rights Organization, studies indicate that police families are 2-4 times more likely than the general population to experience domestic violence, making the potential for disparities in protective success particularly troubling.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-beat-wives-girlfriends-double-national-rate-receive-promotions/

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