Gender & Violence Lecture

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Women and Gender Studies
June Larkin

WGS: Gender and Violence N Intersectionality and Gender Violence N Violence, Colonialism and Genocide N Individual and Structural Forms of violence N Responses to Gender Violence N Thomas fuller: N In medieval times a husbands duty to punish his wife N Historical anecdotes tell us violence against women has a long history and that it is not contemporary, structural violence, built into our institution N Key themes: to understand violence we have to do much more than think about gender relation and patriarchy to understand gender violence N Women of colour treated less fairly, men of colour more likely to be charged than white men for abuse. N Unsafe for women of colour to report violence in marriage because of racism, complex dynamic N Justice system makes it difficult for coloured women to report incidents of abuse N Reasons that women of colour might be less likely to report violencelanguage, financial, sponsored, isolated, not accessible service, no knowledge of rights N Reena Virk: murdered bullied7]L[KL]}LZZZsuffered racism, taken up as act of girl violence, epidemic in girl violence. N Ignored the fact that a man was involved, situates perpetrators as victims, no race analysis N Racism was a factor because the girls burned a cigarette on her forehead trying to make the hindu tradition of something on their forehead N Did not target the source of the problem which was racism N If an issue is ad
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