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Battered Wives

This book is about Del Martin
"Battered Wives" remains a seminal work in the landscape of social justice literature, having opened the eyes of the world to the pervasive issue of domestic violence when it was first published in 1976. Authored by Del Martin, a pioneer in the advocacy for gender equality and criminal justice reform, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and political challenges faced by battered women. It explores their plight not as isolated incidents but as a systemic issue that demands broad political attention and action. The narrative begins with Ruth Gottstein's visceral moment of realization at a book fair, which ultimately led to the publishing of this groundbreaking work. Despite initial resistance and the absence of substantial data or support systems, Martin's determination brought to light the hidden struggles of countless women. This book is an essential read for those in adult education programs, providing critical insights into the intersection of policy, personal trauma, and the fight for justice. Each word, still as poignant and relevant today, encourages readers to reflect critically on the progress made and the journey ahead in achieving true gender equality and reform in criminal justice practices.
Published by Volcano Press on March 1, 1976
281 pages
ISBN: 9780912078700
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This book provides valuable insights into Criminal Justice Reform and Gender Equality, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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