Why Russia’s Decriminalizing Domestic Violence Is A Sensible Move

Earlier this year (2017), Russia’s parliament overwhelmingly voted 385/387 to decriminalize domestic violence first offenses.  Much has been written by the media and advocates of domestic violence prosecution decrying Russia’s move.  Feminists claim that Russia’s new law is tantamount to encouraging wife beaters.      Far from it, this law was backed by the majority of women and family rights groups in Russia.  The law merely puts domestic violence on par…

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