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Violent Betrayal
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Violent Betrayal
Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships


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Adults & Violence (General)

May 1992 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Based on a study of violence in lesbian relationships, this challenging book derives from a common theme expressed by the subjects - the sense of having been betrayed, first by their lovers, and subsequently by a lesbian community which tends to deny the problem when victims seek help. Renzetti skillfully addresses several central issues: consequences for victims, batterers and the community as a whole; and, what we can learn about domestic violence in general by studying violence in lesbian relationships. The research offers a fresh look at domestic violence by examining the phenomenon of women as perpetrators of intimate violence against women, at the same time making a clear distinction between battering and self defence.
 
Studying Lesbian Partner Abuse
 
Correlates of Abuse 1
Dependency, Jealousy and the Balance of Power  
 
Correlates of Abuse 2
Substance Abuse and Intergenerational Violence  
 
Seeking and Receiving Help
 
Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering

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