Author(s): Elaine Storkey
The truth is that violence on such a scale could not continue if it were not somehow supported by deep assumptions about the value of women or some justification of the use of power. In many cultures such assumptions are reiterated every day in the absence of legal protection for women or indifference toward issues of human rights. In Scars Across Humanity, Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic. From female infanticide and honor killings to child brides and domestic abuse, violence against women occurs at all stages of life, and in all cultures and societies. If such violence to women is ever to be eliminated, we need to know what we are up against.