Domestic Violence and Gender Equality: Recognition, Remedy, and (Possible) Retrenchment

13 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2018

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Jennifer Wriggins

University of Maine - School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This paper is based on the author's presentation at the gender equality symposium. Professor Wriggins connects domestic violence and gender equality before turning to some significant reforms of the U.S. legal system concerning domestic violence-all of them relatively recent. Moving on, she discusses her reflections on the 12-year law practice that informs her expertise before becoming a law professor and also her long involvement in the movement for LGBTQ equality. Drawing on that experience, Professor Wriggins shares firsthand views of some of the consequences of not having legal protections. Outlining some of the shortcomings and critiques of the reforms, she finally turns to the future-what the law would be wise to anticipate and to do.

Keywords: domestic violence, gender equality

JEL Classification: K36, K13, K14

Suggested Citation

Wriggins, Jennifer, Domestic Violence and Gender Equality: Recognition, Remedy, and (Possible) Retrenchment (2018). University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 49, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292549

Jennifer Wriggins (Contact Author)

University of Maine - School of Law ( email )

246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
United States

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