Reframing the narrative of the battered women's movement.

  title={Reframing the narrative of the battered women's movement.},
  author={Gretchen W Arnold and Jami Ake},
  journal={Violence against women},
  volume={19 5},
Many claim that the battered women's movement has been co-opted and depoliticized. We argue that this narrative of decline should be reframed as one of continual growth that has incorporated evolving feminist frameworks. We show how the movement's first generation of activists has learned from its mistakes and continues to challenge systems that fail survivors of abuse. In addition, a second generation of activists, many of whom are minority women, has created new organizations and new ways to… CONTINUE READING
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