Patriarchy reasserted : fathers' rights and anti-VAWA activism

Dragiewicz, M. (2008) Patriarchy reasserted : fathers' rights and anti-VAWA activism. Feminist Criminology, 3(2), pp. 121-144.

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The backlash against gender-sensitive responses to women's victimization, offending, and imprisonment is inseparable from contemporary reaction against feminism and other progressive movements. The backlash against the American Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides a prime example of this resistance. Despite widespread support for VAWA and other policies designed to address violence against women, some constituencies object to their existence. The author investigates fathers' rights rhetoric on VAWA as an example of antifeminist backlash.

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ID Code: 53930
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/1557085108316731
ISSN: 1557-0851
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 03:58
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 03:58

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