Violence Against Women and the Feminist Movement

  • Lesley McMillan


This chapter discusses the feminist redefinition of violence and the responses the movement produced, with particular reference to Sweden and the UK. It moves on to discuss largely US-based literature concerned with the history and development of the movement detailing the supposed transition from a social movement stance to a service delivery orientation and the reasons why this occurred. Lastly, consideration is given to social movement scholarship discussing the usefulness and limitations of this for studying the women’s and anti-violence movements.


Domestic Violence Social Movement Battered Woman Rape Myth Feminist Movement 
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© Lesley McMillan 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lesley McMillan
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  1. 1.University of SussexUK

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