Friday, Oct 30 2020

In any fight against male violence there are men and women in favor of the harasser and women and men in favor of the victim

Original posted by Elisabeth Torras

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Scientific Articles

  • Flecha, R. (2021). Second-Order Sexual Harassment: Violence Against the Silence Breakers Who Support the Victims. Violence against women, 27(11). 1980-1999.
  • Nazareno, E., Vidu, A., Merodio, G. & Valls, R. (2022). Men Tackling Isolating Gender Violence to Fight against Sexual Harassment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,19(4), 1924.
  • Joanpere-Foraster, M. & Morlà, T. (2019). New Alternative Masculinities, the Struggle within and for the Feminism in Higher Education. Masculinities and Social Change, 8(1), 44-65.

Explanation of the Post

In many situations, scientific evidence has shown that women victims of gender-based violence have become survivors and have been able to overcome the situation thanks to the support given by both women and men (Joanpere-Foraster & Morà, 2019). Scientific research has evidenced the negative impacts many men have suffered because of positioning themselves with the victim and against the aggressor (Flecha, 2021; Nazareno et al., 2022). In fact, supporters of gender-based violence victims have suffered negative consequences (isolating gender violence) violence by both male and female colleagues (Flecha, R). New alternative masculinities are linked with the overcoming of gender-based violence (Flecha et al., 2013; Portell & Pulido, 2012).

Other sources

  • Portell, D. & Pulido, C. (2012). Communicative acts which promote new masculinities. Overcoming hegemonic masculinity in the workplace and the school. Masculinities and Social Change, 1(1),
  • Flecha, R., Puigvert, L. & Ríos, O. (2013). The New Alternative Masculinities and the Overcoming of Gender Violence. International and Multidisciplinary Journal in Social Sciences, 2(1), 88-113.

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  1. By looking at the previously contrasted articles, we have been able to find information that supports the initial theme. According to Estrada et al., (2012) the questioning of the family as a source of unconditional support for its members, arises as a result of the change in the conception of the relationships established between the couple themselves and the way they act in relation to their children, modifying the conception that violence directed at both children and women is part of the “normal” relationships within the family.

    Furthermore, according to Cubells et al., (2010) the law has been designed from a gender perspective but has begun to be implemented in a largely patriarchal institution […], which consequently develops strategies of resistance to change. On the other hand, the existing differences between women victims of gender-based violence are made invisible, insofar as the institution creates, perpetuates and maintains stereotypes about women that guide the professional practice of the agents involved.

    Bibliographical references:

    Cubells, J., Calsamiglia, A. & Albertín, P. (2010). System and Subjectivity: hiding differences among women victims of gender violence. Quaderns de Psicología, Vol. 12, No 2, 195-207

    Estrada, C., Herrero, J. & Rodríguez, F. J. (2012).Support networks of women victims of partner violence in Jalisco (Mexico). Universitas Psychologica, 11(2), 523-534.

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