Saint Louis University Public Law Review
Violence against women is a pervasive problem in the United States. Historically, however, society did not take violence against women seriously. The law trivialized the abusive behaviors that led to harm against women.3 For example, until relatively recently there was not a legally recognized term for what is now labeled sexual harassment.4 It is now acknowledged that at work women are faced with the problem of sexual harassment.
Beverly Balos, A Man's Home Is His Castle: How the Law Shelters Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment, 23 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 77 (2004), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/169.