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A deafening silenceHidden violence against women and children$
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Patrizia Romito

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001

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Hiding strategies

Hiding strategies

(p.94) (p.95) Four Hiding strategies
A deafening silence

Patrizia Romito

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the different hiding strategies of male violence. It shows that the two principal strategies are denying and legitimising. The first section discusses legitimising male violence in the family and outside the family. The next section focuses on denial, which includes discussions on legislation on joint custody and denying incest in practice.

Keywords:   hiding strategies, denying, legitimising, joint custody, incest

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