oa Crime Research in South Africa - Women abuse in the family context : an ethological approach



Sex discrimination kills women daily. When combined with race, class and other forms of oppression it constitutes a deadly denial as women's right to life and liberty on a large scale throughout the world. The most pervasive violation of gender is violence against women in all manifestations, from wife battery, incest and rape to dowry deaths, genital mutilation and female sexual slavery. These abuses occur in every country and are found in the home and at the work place, on streets, on campuses and in prisons. They cross class, race, age, culture and national lines (Bunch, 1992:73)


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