Crimes Against Women

Crimes against Women

This collection of pamphlets discusses the stories of women in the archive, stories of crimes against women and those perpetrated by them. Traditionally, the experiences of women have been glossed over by historians: this exhibition seeks to feature the stories and experiences of women as a means of counteracting the overwhelming bias favoring the male perspective. Indeed, while much of the history of the eighteenth and nineteenth century focuses on the deeds of men, the stories of women make up an integral part of the "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets" collection. 

As we learn from the documents above, women were often the victims of crimes, as seemingly random acts of violence, killed during robberies, or as the result of domestic violence

Crimes Against Women