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  •  "Social group." (2+ / 0-)
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    Elise, CMYK

    "...membership in a particular social group." The extended legal argument has been whether abused women could be part of any social group that would be eligible under those terms.

    Reminds me a bit of the very odd fact that there has never been, to my knowledge at least, any consideration of regarding a crime against a woman done specifically because she is a woman a "hate" crime.

    I suppose we have so many rapes, assaults and beatings that the power-that-be feel including gender as a hate-crime category would, what?--dilute?-- the impact of hate crimes statutes?

    Maybe this ruling is a small step towards the idea that women are actually real people who can and are  targeted for their gender.  

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