It made me suicidal It's About Male Oppression of women preaches the "Duluth Model." Domestic Violations Cathy Young. then punched his face and her nail cut his neck.'" Domestic violence researcher Suzanne Steinmetz says this is common, and is simply one more way that a woman's experience is devalued.Where there's mutual violence, joint counseling offers the best solution. Why Women Batter "He wasn't sensitive to my needs." "He wasn't listening." The (U. "The bottom line is that women get the short end of the stick anyway.
A different approach sees anger and violence as part of a "dance" between two people in an intimate relationship.
This approach rejects joint therapy in all cases, even when the woman feels safe and wants to keep the marriage together.
San Diego judge William Cannon says, "It's ridiculous.
Satel states: "In at least a dozen states, including Massachusetts, Colorado, Florida, Washington, and Texas, state guidelines effectively preclude any treatment other than feminist therapy for domestic batterers." Satel points out that these policies would outlaw, for instance, the kind of help that saved the decade-long marriage of a midwestern couple we'll call 'Steve and Lois M.' After their last fight, in which he gave Mrs. a fractured arm, she gave him an ultimatum: unless he went with her to marriage therapy, she would take their nine-year-old son and leave.
He agreed, and the couple saw Eve Lipchik, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin expert in family therapy.