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NCJ Number: 185766 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women Act Is Unjust (From Domestic Violence: Opposing Viewpoints, P 100-106, 2000, Tamara L. Roleff, ed. -- See NCJ-185753)
Author(s): Frank S. Zepezauer
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This viewpoint argues the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as a package of laws and programs designed to prevent domestic violence and to provide protection to battered women and sexual assault victims, advances a feminist agenda that is unfair to men.
Abstract: Further, the author contends the VAWA is unjust because men pay more taxes than women do to support programs that benefit only women and because more men are crime victims than women and many of these crimes are domestic violence crimes perpetrated by women against men. He discusses the declining status of men in the context of feminist views on patriarchy and examines what he refers to as codified gender feminism. The author also considers the idea of female complicity in domestic violence and emphasizes the importance of having a biological father in the household and preserving the traditional family as the most effective way of reducing domestic violence.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Battered wives; Courts; Domestic assault; Federal legislation; Female victims; Feminism; Gender issues; Male survivors; Sex discrimination; Sexual assault victims; Violence Against Women Act; Violence prevention; Violent crimes; Violent men; Violent women
Note: Opposing Viewpoints Series
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