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.

The Coaching Abuse of Teenage Girls: A Betrayal of Innocence and Trust

The Coaching Abuse of Teenage Girls: A Betrayal of Innocence and Trust

The coaching abuse of teenage girls: A betrayal of innocence and trust

Girls and young women have been excluded or only minimally included in school athletic team play throughout American history. The rising tide of female athletic participation was given a boost by Title IX, the federal requirement for gender equity in education. This raised the status and eventually the salaries of girls' and women's team coaches, which had the effect of making coaching women a desirable job for men. The result at the collegiate level has been a drop in the proportion of women coaching women's teams (“The Last Laugh,” 1994a, 1994b). For some men, this presents an opportunity for abusiveness that was ...

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