GENDER ISSUES FROM A MALE PERSPECTIVE

Gathered together are a number of articles related to how men and boys are treated by society and the media. The articles, for the most part, concentrate on misandry, domestic violence and female violence and reflect an anti-RADICAL FEMINIST viewpoint. Although articles are pro-male, they are not anti-female.

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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

DISABUSING THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE: HOW WOMEN BATTER MEN AND THE ROLE OF THE FEMINIST STATE

Over the last twenty-five years, leading sociologists have repeatedly found that men and women commit violence at similar rates. The assertion that "the phenomenon of husband battering" is as prevalent as wife abuse is confirmed by nationally representative studies, such as the Family Violence Surveys, as well as by numerous other sources. However, despite the wealth and diversity of the sociological research and the consistency of the findings, female violence is not recognized within the extensive legal literature on domestic violence. Instead, the literature consistently suggests that only men commit domestic violence. Either explicitly, or more often implicitly, through the failure to address the subject in any objective manner, female violence is denied , defended and minimized.

Written by Linda Kelly, Professor of Law, Indiana University of Law
(Florida State University Law Review, Volume 30)

Complete report found at: http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/lawreview/downloads/304/kelly.pdf

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Blogger bschneider5 said...

I guess we're all human!!!Bradsblog

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