The legal response to woman battering in the United States

Kathleen J. Ferraro

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Scopus citations


Since the early 1970s, feminists in the United States have worked to raise public consciousness about the nature of male violence against women. Through organizing, lobbying, building alternative organizations, and rallying in the streets, feminists have demanded that male violence against women be recognized as the devastating and pervasive reality of a patriarchal culture. Women working against rape, battering, incest and sexual abuse of children, and sexual harassment in the workplace have demonstrated the significance of male violence for controlling women and maintaining their subordinate status (Hanmer and Maynard 1987; Schechter 1982; Stanko 1985).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen, Policing, and Male Violence
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781134100873
ISBN (Print)0415006937, 9780415829380
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'The legal response to woman battering in the United States'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this