WST12 - roles so violence against women is result of...

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Macro-theory focuses on the social and cultural conditions that make violence a likely occurrence . One example of macro-theory is gender and violence theory which suggests that men and women view violence differently and that violence is one means of constructing masculinity. Another example is feminist theory which focuses on the concept of patriarchy and the societal institutions that helps maintain it. The historically male dominated social structure teaches men and women gender specific
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Unformatted text preview: roles, so violence against women is result of subordinate position that women occupy in the social structure, that violence becomes a mean to maintain social control and male power over women. Therefore rape is a result of male dominance, and it is enhanced by prostitution and pornography in which portray women as degraded beings....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.

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