Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Politics and Policy

Abstract

This article argues that United States public policies have prioritized marriage and healthy relationship promotion over research and education about gendered violence in adult and teen relationships, despite evidence of the prevalence of intimate partner and teen dating violence that disproportionately impacts women and girls. The lack of a gender-based analysis reflects a shift from a feminist framing of violence that focuses on the safety and well-being of women and girls based on an analysis of gender, power, and structural inequalities, to ward a conservative focus on individualistic solutions to gendered social problems like poverty and violence.

Volume

37

Issue

1

First Page

87

Last Page

109

DOI

dx.doi.org/10.1080/1554477X.2016.1116301

Rights

Licensed to Smith College and distributed CC-BY under the Smith College Faculty Open Access Policy

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