Masculinities and Violence, the latest volume in the Research on Men and Masculinities series, takes a sobering look at men and violence. Editor Lee H. Bowker has carefully chosen essays that shed light on the causes and settings of masculine violence. The three essays in Part I lay out the ways in which men learn violence and repeat it. Part II focuses on the ways men victimize women and children. Part III turns to ways men victimize other men. Finally, Part IV looks at men and organizational violence. Understanding the masculinities-violence nexus is crucially important to finding ways to mitigate the masculine tendency to violence. This perceptive volume will be an important resource for all those interested in the field of gender roles, men's studies, and interpersonal violence.

Dow Corning and the Silicone Breast Implant Debacle: A Case of Corporate Crime Against Women

Dow Corning and the Silicone Breast Implant Debacle: A Case of Corporate Crime Against Women

Dow corning and the silicone breast implant debacle: A case of corporate crime against women

Setting the Stage for Crime to Occur

Dow Corning has been the leading manufacturer of silicone breast implants since 1960. Silicone breast implants had been marketed since the early 1960s for breast augmentation and postmastectomy surgery uses. Silicone breast implants were considered to be, by the medical industry and the government, medical devices much like bedpans, leg braces, or orthopedic shoes (Estrin, 1990). When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stepped in and banned their use in 1992, the implants, in various forms, had been on the market for 32 years, and millions of women had received them ...

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