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Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics Chapter Summary & Analysis - Ending Violence Summary

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Ending Violence Summary and Analysis

Domestic violence, or as hooks calls it, patriarchal violence was an issue that was front and center in the feminist movement. However, violence existed not only from man against woman, but from parent (mother and father) against child and lesbian woman against lover. Patriarchal violence is based on the belief that it is acceptable for a more powerful individual to control others through force. Use of the term "patriarchal violence" is a reminder that violence is connected to sexism and sexist thinking, ergo, male domination. More women are beaten and murdered inside the home than out. Children often suffer abuse as bystanders who come to the defense of their mothers.

Most people agree that equal pay for equal work is a fair proposition. They also agree that domestic violence should be stopped. However, there is stubborn resistance when an attempt is made to...

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