Gender Role Attitudes and Domestic Violence

Gender Role Attitudes and Domestic Violence

Attitudes regarding men’s violence against women shape both the perpetration of violence against women and the responses to this violence by the victim and others around. This is why, with good reason, we see many violence prevention campaigns focused on attitudes. Attitudes play a role in violence against women in several domains including gender, culture, individual and institutional response to violence, women’s own responses to victimization and more. Gender role attitudes and their forced adherence play a major role regarding violence towards women. Let’s talk about gender roles. From a young age, boys are taught that to be a “man” they cannot cry, show emotion and must be strong protectors. While girls are taught to be kind, giving, understanding and passive. Through these gender roles as well as the media, men have been taught to feel … Read More