Feminism Fights Violence Best

Andie Fox of Blue Milk links to the results of a study by the American Political Science Review showing that “strong, autonomous feminist movements” do more to combat violence against women across the world than relative wealth, number of women in positions of political power, or left-leaning governments.

The study includes every region of the world, varying degrees of democracy, rich and poor countries, and a variety of world religions—it encompasses 85 per cent of the world’s population. Analysing the data took five years, which is why the most recent year covered is 2005.

Honest question: does the U.S. have a feminist movement that is “autonomous from political parties and the state”? Because everywhere I look, organized feminism is leftist.