Conflicted Membership: Women in Fathers’ Rights Groups

  title={Conflicted Membership: Women in Fathers’ Rights Groups},
  author={Jocelyn Elise Crowley},
  journal={Sociological Inquiry},
  • J. Crowley
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Sociological Inquiry
Women who participate in mixed-gender, antifeminist movements are not a homogeneous group of actors who face no identity-based conflicts when they mobilize for these causes. Using 23 in-depth interviews with women involved in the American fathers’ rights movement—which has as its goal the reformation of child support and child custody laws in ways that are more favorable to men and less favorable to women—I argue that mixed-gender, antifeminist activism has the potential to produce high levels… 

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