Women's Use of Force

  title={Women's Use of Force},
  author={Nancy Worcester},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1390 - 1415}
  • N. Worcester
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Sociology
  • Violence Against Women
This article discusses the complexities, challenges, and urgency surrounding addressing women's use of force. The author emphasizes that women's and girls'use of force needs to be analyzed using a framework that keeps power and control central to the definition of domestic violence and identifies that violence by men and women takes place within a social, historical, and economic context in which men's and women's roles, opportunities, and social power differ. The article builds on an… 

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