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The Social Life of Rights: 'Gender Antagonism', Modernity and Raet in Vanuatu

Taylor, John (Jack)


In the northern Vanuatu town of Luganville a small group of men have responded to social and legal changes engendered by women's rights activists by forming a male support group called 'Violence Against Men'. Members of this 'backlash' movement argue that the insidious promotion of Western-style 'women's rights' is leading to discrimination against men in divorce proceedings, child custody battles, and in domestic violence and rape cases. They directly oppose recent and ongoing legal changes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-9310.2008.tb00120.x


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