This theory is an embodiment of domestic violence as it establishes the inequality amongst the different genders, by allowing the male to perform his dominance, causing the female to feel inferior to this. Domestic violence is a representation of Judith Butler’s ‘Gender as a Performance’ theory because it embodies the structured power relation amongst genders and how this power influences both individuals involved. The act of domestic violence in heterosexual relationships adversely enforces the identities in which males and females categorize themselves into, based on their gender performance. Domestic violence can be defined as a series of behaviours which are used to assert control over a partner in an intimate relationship (McFeely, Lombard, Burman, Whiting, & McGowan, 2013). Domestic violence is a universally known phenomenon that impacts
Introduction: Gender-based violence (GBV) is the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role prospects linked with each gender, along with the unequal power relationships between the two genders, within the context of a specific society (Bloom 2008, p14).While women, girls, men and boys can be victims of GBV, the main focus is on violence against women and girls. This is not to say that gender-based violence against men does not exist. For instance, men can become targets of physical or verbal attacks for disobeying major concepts of masculinity, for example because they have sex with men. Men can also become victims of violence in the family – by partners or children. (Bloom 2008, p14)However, it has
Focusing on this study makes me wonder the imbalance of right of women and men in terms of domestic violence. Violence is our enemy, whoever the culprit is. As such, campaigning to stop violence regardless of the victim’s sexual orientation is a must, if we want to leave in a violence free Philippines. Power, control, machinismo, social acceptance are words relevant to male domestic violence. Generally, power and control are vested in man or father.
It also should be noted that this type of violence can affect anyone regardless of economic status, religion, culture, and sexuality (Gender-based Violence: Introduction, 2017). For instance, gender-based violence can occur within an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is used to control the other partner within the relationship. One partner can exert power by imposing fear by threatening to hurt the other partner or possible children, continuous insults, acts possessive towards the partner, as well as sexual pressures. We see that there is a power inequality that is being experienced within abusive relationships.
Anderson(1997) believed that both men's socio-demographic status and husbands' comparative resource to their wives would influence men's use of violence. A more detailed explanation would be provided in the description of the theory down below. Heise(1998) integrated the ecological theory with feminist perspective. Heise adopted the ecological framework that encompasses the findings that could possibly result in domestic violence but pointed out gender should be taken into account as well. She proposed that patriarchal society and social and individual factors together influence one's behavior.
Family Violence Elio Ishak Notre Dame University, louaize OUTLINE Thesis statement: family violence is a very important social problem because it has a large negative affect on the victims. Thought that family violence can be caused by either male or female, but it’s usually caused by the male due to the large physical advantage. In the following we will discuss the history of domestic violence, the different types of family violence, and ways to prevent it. I. History of domestic violence: a.
Doris Lessing’s ‘The Fifth Child’ presents how the patriarchal system in the novel allows oppression of women and compels them to adjust to the society’s norms and conventions, causing psychological violence against women. A patriarchy system is defined as a society where males are the authoritative figure and women are expected to be submissive to them. It is interesting to point out how Doris Lessing does not only use male characters in the novel that execute traditional male gender roles, she also uses female characters who defend the system. A character analysis of Harriet reveals that through this quote, her constant repetition of “criminal”, her interpretation of the world and the social pressure she received from her husband and her family causes the readers to sympathize and understand the experience she goes through within the system. The setting of this particular quote involves Harriett, going to London to see a doctor for Ben’s abnormal behavior.
The Office of Violence against Women (2007) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, religion, or gender. It can also take many forms, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, economic and psychological abuse. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (1993) states that violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women and that violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a
This chapter explores the possible reasons to why men and women break the rules in society. In other words, what are these men and women fighting for and hoping to gain? Who are they fighting against? These men and women are willing to risk everything and potential suffer consequences, but why? This chapter argues that rule making is the key for domination, and if that is the case is rule breaking a key to the potential challenges of domination.
When talking of abusive relationship, we are actually referring to a situation where one partner either in marriage or intimate friendship dominate the other in terms of power and control through methods such inflicting fear, intimidation, depriving of financial capability, isolation from other family members or community, threats or violence. Yes, men are known to abuse women. However, it can be either party though in this context, we are looking at situations where men abuse women. But then, one wonders why women remain in an abusive relationship. From an ordinary understanding, this question seems to be very easy with an immediate answer.