Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Review of Literature
Chapter 2. Current Images of Male Roles in the 21st Century
Chapter 3. Validation of Public Perceptions of Gender Stereotypes
Chapter 4. The Hidden Half of Intimate Partner Violence Today: Gender Equal Violence
Chapter 5. Feminist Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 6. Female Aggressors in the Workplace: Bullying is Violence
Chapter 7. The Backlash of Progress: A Justice System Gone Too Far
Chapter 8. Perspectives on Effects of Media and Advertising
Chapter 9. Balancing the Gender Equation
Chapter 10. Conclusions and Implications for Future Research: What Can We Do Now?
Keywords: Intimate partner violence, domestic violence, female perpetrators, violent females, male victims, gender issues, gender bias, public campaigns, social marketing, public service advertising, media images, masculinity, men’s health
This book is written for all professionals who work with men and women experiencing, or who have experienced, intimate partner violence. This includes all aspects of the healthcare field—including individuals involved in both men’s and women’s physical and mental health. Anyone working within human rights organizations around the world would also benefit from this research (i.e. National Institute of Mental Health, World Health Organization, UN Women, National Organization for Women, Clinton Foundation, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Men’s Health). The material is also relevant to those who create and financially support nonprofit advertising campaigns and organizations, as well as public service advertising—including the American Association for Advertising. In addition, anyone tied to media coverage or documentaries tied to stories involving intimate partner violence in any form should be aware of the specifics contained in this research. Further, social workers and therapists, as well as those involved in law enforcement and the judicial justice system should be apprised of the true dynamics of intimate partner violence, as outlined in this research. Anyone teaching within the fields of social work, sociology, psychology, gender studies, communication, and mass communication, should also be knowledgeable about the behavior dynamic specifics in this research. Finally, any men and women within the general public who are wrestling with issues of violence should be aware of the research unveiled in this book.