Domestic Violence: a Feminist-Scholarship Debate

Interesting pair of essays in The Chronicle Review. I may use this in my journalism class for a unit on statistics, advocacy, and the importance of open-minded skepticism in the reporting of the news. Christina Hoff Sommers, in her essay “Persistent Myths in Feminist Scholarship” (The Chronicle Review, online edition, June 29), criticized Nancy K.D. Lemon, a lecturer in domestic-violence law at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of…