IDIS 280 Violence against Women

IDIS 280 Violence against Women - acquaintance rape, but...

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"Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life." Either violence that affects women because they are women or that it affects them disproportionately Definition Rape, incl/especially wartime rape Domestic abuse Infanticide - can include sex-specific abortions Honor killings - killed for "perceived immoral behavior," usually committed by the family to prevent shame to the family Acid attacks - throwing acid on a woman for insulting or slighting a man Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Common forms The perpetrator is nearly always someone the victim knows. In rape it is called
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Unformatted text preview: acquaintance rape, but even with battery, it is rarely a complete stranger. s Depending upon source, generally assumed that anywhere from 1/10 to 1/4 of women will be raped during their lifetimes - the margin is typically so large because it is such an underreported crime As many as 1/4 of all married couples experience one or more incidents of domestic violence Around 100 million women worldwide have endure FGM, and millions more do so each year A Chinese study in 1999 showed 111 men born per 100 females - a statistical impossibility - female babies are undoubtedly being killed Pervasiveness Historical power imbalances Cultural ideas of "Womanhood" Causes Violence Against Women Wednesday, February 06, 2008 2:34 PM Class Notes Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course IDIS 280 taught by Professor Craigstalbaum during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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