Previous Chapter Chapter 11: Key Issues for Theory, Politics, Policy and Practice
Chapter 11: Key Issues for Theory, Politics, Policy and Practice
Men's violence to known women is an urgent political problem - the kind of problem that is often obscured and ignored in dominant constructions of ‘politics’. This chapter reviews and debates a range of key questions around men's violence to known women. In each case the attempt is made to both discuss the issue concerned and develop some provisional conclusions. It is more important to move debate on than to argue prematurely for some false solution.
The doing of violence affects the construction - the very recognition - of violence, of what counts as violence. The more that violence occurs, the greater the number of violent occasions ...