Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Historically, a man's right to control his mate through violence has been legally and culturally sanctioned. The expression "rule of thumb" originates in ancient Rome and refers to the common law practice which allowed a man to strike his wife with a stick provided the stick was no thicker than his thumb (Gelles , 1987) .
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1989 Andrea Athey
Athey, Andrea, "The etiology of domestic violence against women: A theoretical overview" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 2015.