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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Definition of domestic violence:

Specifically male violence  (physical or psychological) against women, the term was popularized by feminists in the 1970s, some of whom established refuges for battered women, and who argued that domestic violence is a reflection of gender inequalities in power and of women's oppression. More broadly, the term encompasses any violence within the family, although violence  against children is usually described specifically as child abuse. Typically, the police have been reluctant to intervene in incidents involving domestic violence, preferring to regard the family as a private realm.

"Domestic Violence"   A Dictionary of Sociology. John Scott and Gordon Marshall. Oxford University Press 2009. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.  

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence



Compiled by:
Jimmie Lyn Harris, M.L.S.
Reference Instruction Librarian
Texas Woman's University Libraries
940-898-3740

and

Kimberly Johnson
Woman's Collection Coordinator
Texas Woman's University Libraries
940-898-3743
 

Presidential Proclamation

Presidential Proclamation--National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2011
By the President of the United States of America
 
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