Not considered to be the most sympathetic victim, Heard has admitted to not fulfilling her promise to donate a portion of her divorce settlement to charity due to financial difficulty and has been recorded saying she had hit Depp during their marriage. Much has been made of an incident described in court by a former member of Depp’s security team, where Heard allegedly defecated in Depp’s bed and blamed it on their dogs. The trial has brought into sharp focus the belief that survivors of abuse must adhere to a rigid set of standards in order to be believed.
In the era of #metoo and Time’s Up, being a feminist means different things to different people. For some people, being a feminist means believing in the social, political, and economic equality of men and women. For others, it might mean something different altogether. Some feminists are pro-choice, while others believe that abortion should be illegal. Some feminists are anti-capitalist, while others believe in capitalism with certain caveats. There is no single feminism; it’s a complex movement with many different viewpoints.
Kitty Canham was born in 1720 to Robert and Judith, who ran a prosperous farm, living in a Tudor manor house known as Beaumont Hall, in the parish of Beaumont-cum-Moze adjoining Thorpe-le-Soken. The only surviving child, Kitty was extraordinarily beautiful and had an array of admirers. Kitty turned down the advances of many men. Her parents became worried she would be left on the shelf, reputedly warning her that she should not turn down the next man who offered his hand in marriage.