Feminist Movement : Ellen Pence

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Ellen Pence Ellen Pence was born on April 15th 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Bradkin, 2016). She had a son, Liam McCormick, with her partner, Amanda McCormick (Bradkin, 2016). Jeffrey Edleson (2010) portrayed Ellen as comical with a dry sarcastic humor and would love teasing people. Battered Women’s Justice Project (2016), depicted Ellen as a critical analyst, a compassionate listener, and committed to social justice. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Scholastica (Bradkin, 2016). Ellen later received her Doctorate in Sociology at The University of Toronto (Bradkin, 2016). Her mother, Audrie Pence, was an advocate of the feminist movement (Bradkin, 2016). Ellen was also an activist who contributed to the movement to end…show more content…
The Duluth Model The Duluth Model was created by Ellen and her colleagues, one being Michael Paymar, at DAIP (Edleson, 2010). The Duluth Model is an interventional and educational course for male batterers to shift the focus from the female victim (Edleson, 2010). The goal of the Duluth Model is to reeducate men on having a healthy nonviolent relationship. Katherine Van Wormer and Susan G. Bednar (2002) mentioned how the Duluth Model is grounded on the idea that men batter to have control, power, and display dominance. In addition, Van Wormer and Bednar (2002) discussed a key part of the course called the Power and Control Wheel.
The Power and Control Wheel The Power and Control Wheel is a diagram that was created based on life experiences of 200 battered women (Van Wormer & Bednar, 2002). Ellen Pence surrounded the Power and Control Wheel with different approaches men use to sustain power and control in the relationship besides physical violence. Ellen believed that men not only desired power and control, but also felt they had the privilege of deserving power and control due to their gender (Batered Women’s Justice Project, 2016). According to Ellen’s research through the 200 battered women, the methodologies that men use are: coercion and threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, isolation, minimizing, denying and blaming, using children, using male privilege, in addition to economic abuse (Van Wormer & Bednar, 2002).
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