Studying Female Resistance to Male Violence

Helen M. Eigenberg, University of Tennesse at Chattanooga
Agnes Baro, Valdosta State University

Most women have heard or have their ow3n stories about effective strategies to prevent or end male violence directed toward them. This research uses a sample of battered women in shelter to determine what types of strategies they used to resist violence from their batterers. It specifically concentrates on non-violent forms of behavior that empowered women without exposing them to further retaliation from the batterer. We also explore how these stragegies related to their plans to leave the batterer.

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Updated 05/20/2006