Love and violence have become so intertwined in this society that many people, especially women, fear that eliminating violence lead to the loss of love. Contemporary feminist movement successfully called attention to the need to end male violence against women. Shelters for abused and battered women were founded all around the United States by women activists dedicated to helping victimized women heal themselves and begin new lives. Male violence against women in personal relationships is one of the most blatant expressions of the use of abusive force to maintain domination and control. It epitomizes the actualization of the concept of hierarchical rule and coercive authority. Society's acceptance and perpetuation of that violence helps maintain it and makes it difficult to control or eliminate. The entry of women into the work force, which also serves the interests of capitalism, has taken even more control over women away from men.