Though long a taboo subject, the issue of violence against women has become an increasingly mainstream component of popular debates around gender. While this has had a welcome impact in forcing governments to recognise the scale of the problem, in the process the issue has become de-radicalised, and cut off from feminist criticism of the wider patriarchal system. In this book, Bob Pease seeks to both rekindle and to refine the feminist approach to gendered violence, as well as to broaden our recognition of the different forms which this violence can take. Beginning with a critique of current government and public health approaches to violence against women, Pease then goes on to examine the different aspects of patriarchy which fuel this violence, ranging from male privilege to hegemonic conceptions of 'masculinity', as well as placing patriarchy within a wider context of neoliberalism and globalisation. He also links this to other forms of male violence, including violence against other men and boys, and the role of masculinity in military conflicts. Drawing on scholarship in feminist theory, critical masculinity studies, international relations and peace studies, the result is a nuanced conception of patriarchy which offers new strategies for working towards the elimination of men's violence.