Domestic Violence And Discrimination Against Women

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We live in a world where gender inequality is clearly present. This then leads to the issue, that is also prevalent in our society, which is gender violence. This includes sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse to children, etc. Domestic violence consists of acts that include physical, sexual, and psychological attacks one person does to the other in an adult intimate relationship. According to FindLaw, “In 1994, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that about 92 percent of domestic violence cases involve female victims.” This says a lot about our society and how males are the dominant gender in mostly every situation. Violence and discrimination against women violates their human rights. …show more content…
When people hear the phrase “gender violence,” they associate it as a women’s issue. This speech revolves around shifting this perspective to it being men’s issue. Social issues always have a negative connotation surrounding them that do not include the dominant group. What this relates to is when people hear “sexual orientation” they automatically refer to gay, lesbian, bisexual. Hearing “gender” people associate women to this word, which disregards the dominant gender being male. Being the dominant group in any of these situations have the characteristics of power and privilege that then allow them to go under the radar, because the issues do not primarily concern them. The main occasion of this TED Talk is the reason of why gender violence is an issue, and this is due to gender inequality as a whole. This goes into the constructions of males being masculine and females being feminine. In our society, men get overlooked for being masculine where the traits of aggressiveness and assertiveness come out. These are drivers of violence physically and mentally. This is a problem because we don’t ask questions since these traits are just expectations of men in …show more content…
Therefore, I found the act to be the dominant term. Katz explains how much of the conversation on gender violence disregards men when the subject is centrally about them. Victim-blaming is present in our society where we often blame the person to whom something is being done to and not the person who actually did the action. The rhetor specifically mentions questions that are normally asked when there is an issue that has to do with the wrong-doing of men on a woman. These type of questions include: What was the girl wearing? Why was she drinking in that room with a group of boys? Why are girls attracted to these type of men? The rhetor suggests to overcome this victim-blaming that goes along with gender violence is to ask a different set of questions. Questions can vary from: Why is domestic violence still a big problem in the United States and all over the world? Why do so many men abuse, physically, emotionally, verbally, and other ways, the women and girls, and the men and boys, that they claim to love? What 's going on with men? The act of overcoming gender violence is to stop

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