Equality With A Vengeance

Equality With A Vengeance

Men's Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Antifeminist Backlash

eBook - 2011
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This book investigates efforts by fathers' rights groups to undermine battered women's shelters and services, in the context of the backlash against feminism. Dragiewicz examines the lawsuit Booth v. Hvass, in which fathers' rights groups attempted to use an Equal Protection claim to argue that funding emergency services that target battered women is discriminatory against men. As Dragiewicz shows, this case (which was eventually dismissed) is relevant to widespread efforts to promote a degendered understanding of violence against women in order to eradicate policies and programs that were designed to ameliorate harm to battered women.
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781555537562
9781555537395
9781555537388
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 154 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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