Interview with Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about lesbian battering, 1989 June 4

Title

Interview with Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about lesbian battering, 1989 June 4

Date

1989-06-04

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 4, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about what they refer to as lesbian battering. Leventhal is also an advocate for battered lesbians and discusses myths around lesbian relationships and why many people do not believe that battering in a lesbian relationship is possible. There are no statistics currently about how often battering happens in lesbian relationships, but Leventhal speculates that it is probably the similar to instances in heterosexual relationships. Scott and Leventhal also tell their personal stories of battering in previous relationships. Leventhal works at HAWC (Help for Abused Women and Children, which later changed its name to Healing Abuse Working for Change) where battered woman, including lesbians, can get counseling and assistance. She recommends that woman join support groups in order to share and find empowerment.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Scott, Wendy; Leventhal, Beth; Healing Abuse Working for Change; Family violence; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-069_19890604

Duration

29:35

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about lesbian battering, 1989 June 4,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed September 22, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/170.

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