Volume VI, 2007
LouAnne B. Hawkins, Dr. Christopher Leone
Why might traumatic events during childhood, such as child abuse, be related to strong identification with more radical feminist beliefs? One explanation may lie in the changes in morphology and physiology of the brain in individuals with a history of child abuse. These changes in the limbic system specifically may influence cognition, affect, and behaviors that are consistent with radical feminist ideology.
Hazlett, Christen D., "Neurobiology Meets Social Psychology: An Explanation of Feminists’ Attitudes Toward Abuse" (2007). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper 30.