1) Definitions, statistics + language
□ In our society, the statistics are based entirely on the physical violence only .
The reason for this is that in our society, the way the violence is defined
through physical manifestation of violence. Because it is the only thing that
police and society can only accept this type of violence as legal evidence, or
□ As a result, police are always looking for collectable data and statistic only
reflect physical violence. Others are ineffable.Because statistically and legally
you cannot collect data.
Neglect-- it also tends to have physical manifestationin case of elderly
Sexual violence ( sometimes collective )-not collective especially in a
marriage form. Marriage is seen as contract--singingover unlimited
contest to your partner regardless whatever you want to have sex or
not. In most of cases, there are no charges. Because it is very difficult to
collect psychical evidences or signs. Physical signs of cuts, bruises do not
occur, and in most cases women do not resist because they know that
there is the only way to survive.
Definitionsare very important because who constitutes violence, how
the statistic are collected and how they make law around it defined
Issues of language - what do we call abuse?
□ What Walter DeKeseredy he is saying violence only happens in
marital relationship not issues in cohabitation,intimated
relationships . However, he does a critique on gender natural
language Women abuse tends to be called spousal abuse--because
how the sex is collected . Incorrective data collection is
generalizingthe data, and it shows like women too are
participatingin violence with objects. In reality, women response
to violence with objects, because men tend to appear physically
bigger than women-- this is a social construction of attraction.
Thus, most of time women got more charged with more fines than
when the violence occurs June-04-12
2) Theories on women abuse
◊ Male peer support theory Walter DeKeseredy's theory and radical feminism are
dimentical opposite of each other
There is 4 componentsto this theory. Walter DeKeseredy believes, in order to male violence
against women occur , 4 conditionshave to be existed
◊ Traditional Patriarchy-- It does not really mean patriarchy in the feminist way.
traditional male headed household,traditional roles in the family etc. have to be
◊ All boys club- golf with the boys, hockey teams, etc. In order to escape from your kids
and your wife. Drinking is the main purpose to get together
◊ Alcohol--escapingfrom your reality, and alcohol is making easy to put the hate out
among group members.
◊ No deference--this means nobody in these all male groups resist to spread the hate
○ In fact, the solution emerge as anger management programs.-- it is ineffective