The dimensions of family violence and wife abuse in the USA

September 1991
Women's International Network News;Autumn91, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p45
Reports on the dimensions of family violence and wife abuse in the United States. Scope of the problem of spouse/partner abuse.


Related Articles

  • Which wives are abused? Althaus, Frances // International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun99, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p58 

    Discusses the abstract entitled `Wife abuse among women of child bearing age in Nicaragua,' by M.C. Ellsberg et al published in the 1999 issue `American Journal of Public Health'. Link of status and risk of domestic violence; Percent of women who experienced abuse; Type of abusive behavior...

  • From victim to defendant: The life sentence of British women. Edwards, Susan S.M. // Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law;Spring/Summer94, Vol. 26 Issue 2/3, p261 

    Discusses how the existing English criminal justice system fails battered women. View that men who beat their wives are treated with greater leniency than wives who fight back; Survey of case law; View that most instances of domestic violence go underpunished or unpunished; Battered woman...

  • The OTHER Pro-Life Movement. Cutrer, Corrie // Today's Christian Woman;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p39 

    The article discusses the different kinds of domestic violence encountered by Christian women which include emotional and sexual abuses.

  • `To the Company of a Man Like My Husband, No Law Can Compel Me': The Limits of Sanctions against... Chambers, Sarah C. // Journal of Women's History;Spring99, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p31 

    Presents information on a study which explored the limits of public sanctions on wife beating and shifts the focus back toward women's own efforts to resist violence in Arequipa, Peru from 1780-1850. Information on marital disputes in Peru; Limits of sanctions on wife beating; Extralegal...

  • Till death do them part? Goode, Erica; Gest, Ted // U.S. News & World Report;7/4/94, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p24 

    Discusses how the O.J. Simpson case highlights the secrets of domestic violence and its terrible toll on women. Scenario of domestic violence; Number of women killed each year; Heightened awareness that is translating into legislative fervor and spurring increased demands for effective...

  • US Congress: Domestic violence a health threat.  // Women's International Network News;Summer93, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p73 

    Reports on the health threat of domestic violence on women in the United States, based on a testimony at a Congressional hearing on April 19, 1993. Call for the government to launch an education and prevention program; Percentage of Americans having directly witnessed domestic violence.

  • 'Being Stirred to much unquietness': Violence and Domestic Violence in Early Modern England*. Amussen, Susan Dwyer // Journal of Women's History;Summer94, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p70 

    Explores the incidence of domestic violence in early modern England. Manifestation of patriarchial power; Analogy between family and state; Forms of violence; Characteristics of legitimate and quasi-legitimate violence; Use of violence for punishment or correction; Incidence of wife beating.

  • A too common tragedy.  // Diabetes Forecast;Sep95, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p12 

    Reveals statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States. Effects on women; Availability of help from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • Why Sports Heroes Abuse Their Wives. Ryan, Joan // Redbook;Sep95, Vol. 185 Issue 5, p83 

    Focuses on domestic violence between sports athletes and their wives. List of domestic violence incidents that become public; Differences of athletes from other men; Reasons battered wives endure their husbands' abuse.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics