Introduction to Women's Studies_Turkel_Date___040710

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Gendered Violence I Gendered violence results from the power inblance between men and women and cannot be understood without the context of sex hierarchy It usually occurs in interpersonal relationships in the woman’s own home Women are 10 times more likely than men to be victimized by a partner Includes physical and emotional harm- stalking, voyeurism, school and workplace harassment, forced prositiution and sex trafficking, rape, sexual assault and domestic violence Carol Sheffield- “sexual terrorism” Using fear as a mechanism to control women; affects all women even if they haven’t been victimized Uses an example of feeling scared at night when alone at a laundry mat, she is afraid of being sexually assalted Behavior is altered bc of the fear Men and violence Men are more likely to be victims of violence by other men (homicide, assault, etc.) Women are more likely to be sexually assaulted. These crimes occur because they are women 5 components of gendered violence according to Sheffield
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course WOMS 201 taught by Professor Laberge during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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