Murder rate is cut by women who walk away - Sunday Times - Times Online
'In addition, women have become economically better off and so, in increasing numbers, they can afford to walk out.'
the economic empowerment of women is a basic tenet of feminism. when a woman has economic autonomy her quality of life improves. in this case (albeit a british context, though i think we could also argue for american women) it also gives her enough of a net to escape domestic violence.
virginia woolf called it 'a room of one's own' and i'd like to see more of us with one.