Published: February, 2014| Martin D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D.

“The problem is simple. In most cultures, most of the time, all men, most men, or at least a great many men receive male peer support for the victimization of females.” So write Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz in their latest book, Male Peer Support & Violence against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory. The theory, first announced by DeKeseredy in 1988, holds that certain all-male peer groups encourage, justify, and support the abuse of women. DeKeseredy and Schwartz discuss the history and development of the theory, the extensive evidence and support it has received over the past 25 years in numerous publications, and how it plays out in different settings including the Internet.