'Survivors in the Margins: The Invisibility of Violence Against Older Women' by Cailin Crockett
Cailin Crockett, MPhil in Politics (2010), has co-authored an article published in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Violence against older women exists in the margins between domestic violence and elder abuse, with neither field adequately capturing the experiences of older women survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This commentary explores this oversight, identifying how the lack of gender analysis in the elder abuse field exacerbates older survivors’ invisibility when the wider violence against women (VAW) field lacks a lifespan approach to abuse. Examining the impact of generational and aging factors on how older women experience IPV, we assert that the VAW field may be overlooking a wider population of survivors than previously thought.
The article is available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08946566.2015.1090361