Intersectionality and domestic violence

Posted: September 9, 2013 in articles
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Intersectionality can be quite a controversial subject. Basically put, it examines multiple and simultaneous discriminations and oppressions. As part of Open Democracy’s series on the structure of patriarchy I’ve written something up on the topic of domestic violence, using intersectionality to argue for a broader and varied approach without getting tied up in knots. I’m hoping to follow this up with another article on intersectionality and mental health, something which hasn’t been explored much in the media yet.


“Arguably, the first major legislative victory of second wave feminism in the UK was in 1976. Parliament passed the first law in the UK against domestic violence: The Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1976. This granted County Courts the power to issue exclusion orders and non-molestation orders in cases of domestic violence.” Read the full article here.

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