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My Position as a Scholar
Antifeminist “Men’s Rights” and “Fathers’ Rights” Groups
The Social Ecology of Woman Abuse
BOOTH V. HVASS
Booth v. Hvass
Why Equal Protection Arguments Matter
The Equal Protection Claim
Claims and Evidence
Antifeminist Discourses on Woman Abuse
Patriarchy in Batterer Narratives
Learning from the Narratives of Men Who Batter Women
The Booth Plaintiffs’ Sources
Research Demonstrating Sex Differences in Violence against Intimates
Implications of Sex Differences in Violence against Intimates
GENDER AND PATRIARCHY
Patriarchy, Gender, and Violence across the Social Ecology
Community Factors •
Change over Time (Chronosystem)
Interaction of Multiple Factors (Mesosystem)
Scholarly Evidence of Patriarchal Peer Support of Violence against Women
Directions for Future Research
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