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By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist presents a nerve-racking new examine an underreported form of family violence―the abuse of men.

• the newest study figures and updated surveys at the incidence of intimate accomplice violence opposed to men

• own interviews and circumstances drawn from media insurance of politicians and different public figures

• a specific bibliography

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Merlin Brinkerhoff, Elaine Grandin, and Eugen Lupri used the large-scale Canadian survey of family violence mentioned earlier to examine religion, patriarchy, and domestic violence. They report on their findings in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion: Feminists and some social scientists have argued that violence used by men against women in the conjugal relationship reflects male supremacy and a patriarchal order.  In the few studies that have explored the role of religious commitment in family violence, church attendance was used as the indicator of religious commitment.

Sue Knollenberg, Brenda Douville, and Nancy Hammond of the Task Force on Is It Real?  [A] number of questions surfaced. Did it really happen? Could it be as prevalent as male-female battering?  Many women in the broader battered women’s movement are affected by the public acknowledgment of lesbian violence. This acknowledgment forces a deepening of the analysis of sexism and male/female roles as contributors to violence in relationships. 71 Many of the writers in this book expressed similar views.

Another frequently mentioned assumption about domestic violence is that male dominance is a causal factor in producing wife abuse. Stated another way, if society did not condone male dominance, fewer women would be battered. Women who are free of male domestic dominance should then be free of domestic violence. 4 percent were women who killed their lesbian mates or lovers. Naming the Violence: Speaking Out about Lesbian Battering , edited by Kerry Lobel for the National Coalition against Domestic Violence Lesbian Task Force, contains a record of abuse between female partners (unfortunately, the book does not provide any data about how often such abuse occurs in lesbian relationships).

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