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Analyzing Violence Against Women

  • Wanda Teays


  • Timely study of an important issue in the public eye - violence against women

  • Examines a topic long overlooked or given limited attention in the society in general and Philosophy in particular

  • Spotlights actions and policies that merit closer analysis and reflection

  • Approachable user-friendly text that assumes no prior background in the subject, making it suitable for use in undergraduate courses


Part of the Library of Public Policy and Public Administration book series (LPPP, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wanda Teays
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sexual Assault

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael Boylan
      Pages 27-38
    3. Sarah Clark Miller
      Pages 63-77
  4. Harassment and Medicalized Violence

  5. Domestic Violence

  6. Media Violence, Pornography, and Prostitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205

About this book


This timely anthology brings into sharp relief the extent of violence against women. Its range is global and far reaching in terms of the number of victims.  There are deeply entrenched values that need to be rooted out and laid bare.
This text offers a philosophical analysis of the problem, with important insights from the various contributors. Topics range from sexual assault to media violence, prostitution and pornography, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Each of the four parts include essays which tackle these issues and provide us with tools for bringing about change.
The philosophical approaches to the topic give readers insight into  the harms of interpersonal violence and its impact on the lives of its victims. 
Analyzing Violence Against Women calls us to examine public policies and work for systemic change.  In the process, we are reminded that  the concerns of the discipline of Philosophy encompasses issues with a wider scope.
Students will especially benefit from seeing how the various authors grapple with this   pressing issue and clarify why we need to bring about change.


Violence Against Women Surviving Sexual Violence War Rape Sexual Assualt Date Rape Media Violence, Pornography, and Prostitution Screen Violence: Rape Culture on the Screen Online Violence Kantian Moral Reflections on a Phenomenology of Prostitution Personal Injury Caused by Pornography Psychological Approaches to the Harms of Sexual Violence Interventions During Pregnancy Medicalization of Violence Against Women Domestic Violence Elder Abuse Female Victims of Gun Violence Honour Killing Victims of violence Prostitution and pornography Sexual harassment

Editors and affiliations

  • Wanda Teays
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy and Applied EthicsMount Saint Mary’s UniversityLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Wanda Teays is a professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Ethics, Global Bioethics, Ethics & Film, and Critical Reasoning. These include Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach (Wiley, 2015) Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies (Wiley, 2013);   Bioethics, Justice and Health Care (Wadsworth, 2001); Second Thoughts: Critical Thinking for a Diverse Society, 4th  ed.  (McGraw-Hill, 2010); Violence Against Women: Philosophical Perspectives (Cornell U Press, 1998).

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