Gender Is The Most Powerful Predictor Of Roles For Men And Women

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Gender is the most powerful predictor of roles for men and women in our society. In many cultures women are seen as frail, weak and passive. The gender stereotypes are recognized as normal understandings of men and women should behave in the world. When you look at gender based violence and women are the main victims how could you deny that it stems from their subordinate identity in society? Gender based violence is defines as any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm on a woman or girl because of their gender. These violent acts include of rape, sexual assault, emotional abuse etc. Gender violence highlights a male-patterned violence that includes sexual and other violence against women, partners and children. Violence against women and girls knows no boundaries. An estimated one in three women will experience relationship violence in her lifetime. Gender-based violence undermines its victims and causes a loss of dignity and security. Domestic violence is not an isolated, individual event, but rather a pattern of perpetrator behaviors used against a survivor. There are abusive acts, occurring in multiple incidents over the course of the relationship. Some episodes consist of a nonstop attack like punching or a single act such as a slap or disapproving look. One tactic may be used infrequently, while other types of abuse such as, name calling or intimidating gestures, may be used daily. Physical violence This form of violence is described as an abuser 's physically attacking or portraying aggressive behavior that can lead to a bruise or death. It often begins off as minor, very insignificant physical contact. There is a tension/stress build up and the victi... ... middle of paper ... ... emotional toll will be. However, regardless of gender everyone can be a victim. Men are traditionally thought to be physically stronger than women. So you might imagine there will be less reports of domestic violence. Because of the stereotypes men are stuck they worry that the significance of their abuse will be minimized. If violence is to stop among all genders and sexual orientations one has to take action sooner than later. "Start by telling someone about the abuse, whether it 's a friend, loved one, health care provider or other close contact". At first, you might find it difficult or impossible to speak out about the violence you have experienced. But once you do you 'll likely feel a weight lifted off of your shoulder and receive much-needed support. Remember the key steps, create a safety plan, protect your communication and location and know where to find

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