Question by Girly McRadical: Why is the issue of Domestic Violence so intricately woven with feminism?
Not saying it should or shouldn’t be, and I get the history, but why are dom vio academic studies so closely related to gender studies, why not psychology, psychiatry, sociology, law, or criminal justice?
I’ve always been curious why gender academia seems to focus on this issue more than the other social sciences/academic disciplines.
Phil: I’m sorry to say but i’m losing respect for you by the minute. I had seen you as an answerer who could remain level headed and view the facts, but this is now the 3rd answer I have seen you push an agenda disregarding fact.
Many forms of domestic violence WERE legal, throughout history.
In ancient Greece, men had absolute power over their wives and children, meaning their family was their property and these men were given the power to kill their wives and children if they saw the need for it as punishment for adultery, etc.
English Commonlaw stated the “rule of thumb” men could beat their wives or children as long as the rod was no bigger than the circumfrence of his thumb.
Also in English Commonlaw, if a woman was raped, the restitution was paid to the father or husband, not the woman, bc women were the property of these men.
(BTW most forms of english commonlaw were inherited by america)
1824 Mississippi: Reasonable physical chastizement of wives and daughters is permissible by law
1883 Maryland: Maryland becomes the first state to enact law against wife beating
Now these are just a few blurbs I have written down from a college level domestic violence course (which btw my prof was very much opposed to feminist power and control theory, favoring social learning theory and shame theories)
Phil I appreciate your posts most of the time but lately, you are becoming extremist in that your ideas are so anti-feminism that you cannot even see the positives of it and how it has helped changed a very negative society. I know you disagree with how it has evolved, but nothing is ever ALL bad or ALL good. Please don’t fall party to anti-feminist propaganda, or feminist propaganda for that matter. If you do, you become no better than the radicals.
take care and good luck to you
Answer by rikkilyn
Maybe the others are male-dominated disciplines.
What do you think? Answer below!