Cultural Misogyny and Violence Against Women Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Cultural Misogyny and Violence Against Women
Discusses the way in which misogyny manifests itselfs in forms of violence against women.
# 32002 | 1,400 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2003 in Women Studies (Culture) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper outlines how violence against women is a symptom of cultural misogyny by considering the legal, social and medical institutions that perpetuate misogyny through contradictory cultural norms. The paper looks at the motivation for sex assault crimes and argues that until it can be identified as gender-specific, and until the protection of men is conceptualized as dominant and at the expense of women's safety, there is no reason to expect any changes in women's and girl's lives.

From the Paper:

"This terms refers to dominant beliefs about gender, and how these are structured into social and cultural institutions. Generally, the contradiction manifests in the socialization of girls towards passive and non-confrontational, cooperative roles and boys towards aggressive, competitive roles. Similarly, social structures in schools and labour are all designed to reward and value aggressive, competitive behaviours. This does not point to a conflict when women take on powerful positions in society; rather, it is intrinsic to valuing gender differences. By privileging male socialization, women and girls are automatically representative of everything that is not valued in dominant society (passivity, cooperation).
"The critical site of this conflict can be identified in violence against women, where the hatred that is cultivated against women manifests in specific women-directed crimes; i.e. crimes that are enacted by man, against women, with the intent of bodily harm or death."

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