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extra credit lecture - 1 On Tuesday I sat in on Dr. Bergens...

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1 On Tuesday I sat in on Dr. Bergen’s “violence against women” lecture in the Dan Rodden theatre. She is e chair of Sociology at St. Joseph’s University. She is also the president of the rape education prevention committee. She told us a story of a St. Joseph’s student who was brutally murdered in 2005. Her name was Kristin Mitchell and she was stabbed more than fifty times by her boyfriend to her death. She was an excellent student who was family oriented and heavily involved in her community. In her memory, her parents have since set up the Kristin Mitchell Foundation-a foundation that strives to spread awareness among other college students of dating violence and the warning signs of an abusive relationship. In Dr. Bergen’s lecture, she explained that one thousand to two thousand women are killed every year by their intimate partner. One fourth of all women and one seventh of all men, from the age of eighteen to twenty-four are raped. I learned that violence in dating relationships is not limited to any one
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course SOC 150 taught by Professor Francistringuyen during the Spring '10 term at La Salle.

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