Why mHERder?

There’s an elephant in the room that few are addressing. 

Women are being murdered significantly more than men. 

But, that’s not the elephant we’re talking about. The elephant is that women are being murdered by MEN that they knew. Men that they trusted. Men that they have children with. Men that they tried to leave. Men that they loved or didn’t love anymore.

The U.S. Department of Justice has found that women are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes committed by intimate partners than men and that women are much more likely to be victimized at home than in any other place- where they should be safe.

For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 93 percent of female victims in 2015 were murdered by a male they knew. 

64 percent of female homicide victims were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. 

The overwhelming majority of homicides of females by male offenders in single victim/single offender incidents in 2015 were not related to any other felony crime. Most often, females were killed by males in the course of an argument. 

In 2015, black females were murdered by males at a rate more than twice as high as white females.

I’m Brooke Binkley-Wilkerson.

This is the mHERder Podcast.

And this is HER story.

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