Defining Battery: The Struggle for a Battered Women's Movement in the United States and Great Britain
Ross, Elizabeth Arledge
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This essay will initially examine how the issue of battered women was perceived by society in the United States in the nineteenth-century. I will discuss first how battery was used by activists to represent the social consequences of social problems such as slavery, alcohol consumption, and women being denied the right to vote. Second, I will focus on the efforts of men in nineteenth-century society to use the issue of battery to enforce their own standards of "appropriate" behavior. In my second section, I will examine how the battered women's movements in Britain, with special emphasis on Scotland, and the United States were organized in the early 1970s.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.