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Violence against women

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Violence against women is explored as a U.S. problem as well as a global dilemma. Rape, domestic violence, pornography as a cause of violence, and the effect of learned gender roles are discussed through primary source material. Rape as an instrument of war and worldwide sex-trafficking are covered as well.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737720425 9780737720426 0737720417 9780737720419
OCLC Number: 51942522
Description: 208 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Is violence against women in the United States a serious problem? Violence against women is a serious problem / by Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes ; Rape is a serious problem for women / by Alyn Pearson ; Prison rape is a serious problem for women / by Andrea C. Poe ; Violence against women of color is a serious problem / by Angela Davis ; Violence in lesbian relationships is a serious problem / by Jacqueline Williams and Kathleen O'Connell ; The problem of violence against women in the United States is exaggerated / by Richard L. Davis ; Feminists exaggerate the prevalence of rape / by Wendy McElroy ; Advocacy groups exaggerate the prevalence of female rape in prisons / by Dyanne Petersen ; Female violence against men is a serious problem / by Richard J. Gelles --
2: What causes violence against women? Pornography causes violence against women / by Kristin Olson ; Pornography does not cause violence against women / by the American Civil Liberties Union ; Men are biologically inclined to rape / by Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer ; Claims that men are biologically inclined to rape are faulty / by Laura Flanders ; Promoting marriage to reduce poverty will increase violence against women / by the Family Violence Prevention Fund ; Promoting marriage to reduce poverty will decrease violence against women / by Patrick F. Fagan and Kirk A. Johnson ; Poverty increases women's vulnerability to abuse / by Susanne Beechey and Jacqueline Payne ; Patriarchy encourages violence against women / by Deborah J. Cohan --
3: Are current approaches to reducing violence against women effective? Mandatory arrest laws reduce domestic violence / by Christopher D. Maxwell, Joel H. Garner, and Jeffrey A. Fagan ; Therapy for abusers helps reduce domestic violence / by Cindy Baskin et al. ; The Violence Against Women Act is necessary to protect women / by Judith Resnik ; Changing male attitudes reduces sexual violence / by Andy Peck ; Mandatory arrest laws do not reduce domestic violence / by John Klofas ; Therapy for abusers does not help reduce domestic violence / by Martin Dufresne ; The Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional / by Anita K. Blair and Charmaine Yoest --
4: What is the extent of violence against women worldwide? Worldwide violence against women : an overview / by Charlotte Watts and Cathy Zimmerman ; The United Nations has helped reduce worldwide violence against women / by Mary Robinson ; The United Nations has not helped reduce worldwide violence against women / by the Independent Women's Forum ; Rape is often used as a weapon of war / by Joanne Barkan ; Worldwide sex trafficking promotes violence against women / by Janice Shaw Crouse ; Female genital mutilation is a serious problem / by Khadi Diallo ; Honor killings in the Middle East are a serious problem / by Hillary Mayell ; Ritualized slavery in Ghanaian shrines is a serious problem / by Brian Edwards.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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Violence against women is explored as a U.S. problem as well as a global dilemma. Rape, domestic violence, pornography as a cause of violence, and the effect of learned gender roles are discussed through primary source material. Rape as an instrument of war and worldwide sex-trafficking are covered as well.

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