Women and Male Violence: The Visions and Struggles of the Battered Women's Movement
"Women and Male Violence" takes an in-depth look at battering and the social movement against it. It describes not only the horrifying experiences of victims, but the powerful movement that demands an end to violence against women and permanent changes in the conditions of women's lives.
"Women and Male Violence" is comprehensive in its coverage of the movement's history and growth from the founding of the first shelters in 1976 to today's global consciousness and activism among women. Schechter examines a wide range of topics, including the struggle for police, judicial, and social service reforms; the role of academic sociologists and professionals; racism; state and national coalitions; the particular roles of lesbians and men; and the current right wing attack and government cutbacks.
"Women and Male Violence" is important as feminist history and theory. Written with the compassion and insight of a participant, this book provides overwhelming evidence of the institutional and cultural realities that maintain and perpetuate male violence and prevent women from stopping it.
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Women and male violence: the visions and struggles of the battered women's movementUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A solid history, personal and political, of the movement to identify and protect battered women, worth reading today for assessing what's been accomplished and how much still needs to be done. (LJ 12/15/82) Read full review
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