Equality with a Vengeance: Men's Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Antifeminist Backlash (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


MOLLY DRAGIEWICZ is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781555537388
ISBN-10: 1555537383
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Publication Date: April 12th, 2011
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Northeastern Series on Gender