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Chapter 6

In Search of Respect: Ch. 6 Notes

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Maggie Cummings

Chapter 6 Redrawing The Gender Line on The Street ANTA02Misogyny is dislike of womenEven children knew about common violence against women Witnessing Patriarchy in CrisisDespite how common violence against women is they dont live in terrorThey are being empowered slowlyMen lash out against women and children they can no longer controlAchievements of women have been framed in individual rights ignores macro change that is occurringStructural forces have allowed women different roles o A nuclear family of 2 children in inner NY cities cant be afforded by just the father workingMen struggle to hold on to masculinity and jibaro waysPuerto Rican street culture has male authoritarianism and concerns over sexual fidelity y promiscuity and public display of male domination o This prevented the author as a male from having in depth conversations with womenCandy was mad that her husband didnt give her any money and wasted it all on cocaine and his girlfriend leaving Candy to fend for herself and her 5 children Domestic Violence in Postindustrial TurmoilSomeone always had to be around when author and Candy were talking or else it would be seen as inappropriate or even dangerousRomantic elopement is legitimatecultural institution for jibaros o Allows girl to resists her fathers domination o Candy ran away from him with her mothers blessing bc Candys dad would beat Candy As long as woman submits to her lover and they have a household when she is pregnant it is okay o It is also okay for the woman to leave her husband and find another if she is being treated poorlyAbility to elope gives women bargaining powerInstead of villagers helping Candy escaping and finding her a new male householdin rural traditions Candy had inner city gangs to run to who raped herCandy saw her marriage to Felix as a woman that was doing something to escape abuse while engaging in a love affair with Felix She was an excited mother o Institution saw differently they believed Candy was not ready to be mother and tried to take her child awayCandy was a battered woman and tried committing suicide o Taught her how to manipulate social servicesViolence against women is intergenerational her father beat her and so did her dad o But this is individualistic explanation battered woman syndrome
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