Rape is a metaphor of our times. Men rape the land and ravage the oceans. They even penetrate the skies.
T he social inequalities between men and women are increasingly questioned by women from quite diverse milieux and waging their fight in various ways. Theoretical positions and forms of struggle which a short time ago still had some credibility, and indeed some importance, have began to be transformed by the breadth of the movement, the resulting debates and analyses, and the active encounter with the labour movement and the parties of the Left. For some people, male domination in the life of our society is the sole important form of oppression and must therefore be an exclusive target of struggle.
I have been asked to tell you about the findings from my research identifying the core components of a safer, more equitable, and caring world—especially one where women and children are finally safe—a goal that is very close to my heart. In doing so, I will place violence against women and children in its larger social and historical context, and, most importantly, explore with you how to bring about fundamental change—not only in the prevailing worldview, but in our lives and our world. So, I am going to share a great deal of information with you.
Patriarchy is a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authoritysocial privilege and control of property. Some patriarchal societies are also patrilinealmeaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage. Patriarchy is associated with a set of ideas, a patriarchal ideology that acts to explain and justify this dominance and attributes it to inherent natural differences between men and women.
The History of the Culture of War. Warfare in prehistory and its usefulness The culture of war in prehistory Data from prehistory before the Neolithic Enemy images: culture or biology War and the culture of war at the dawn of history --Ancient Mesopotamia --Ancient Egypt --Ancient China --Ancient Greece and Rome --Ancient Crete --Ancient Indus civilizations --Ancient Hebrew civilization --Ancient Central American civilization Warfare and the origin of the State Religion and the origin of the State A summary of the culture of war at the dawn of history The internal culture of war: a taboo topic The evolution of the culture of war over the past 5, years: its increasing monopolization by the state Armies and armaments
Matriarchy is a social system in which females most notably in mammals hold the primary power positions in roles of political leadership, moral authoritysocial privilege and control of property at the specific exclusion of males — at least to a large degree. While those definitions apply in general English, definitions specific to the disciplines of anthropology and feminism differ in some respects. Most anthropologists hold that there are no known anthropological societies that are unambiguously matriarchalbut some authors believe exceptions may exist or may have.
Verified by Psychology Today. Out of the Darkness. Even if they belonged to higher social classes, most women throughout history have been enslaved by men. Until recent times, women throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia were unable to have any influence over the politicsreligion or culture.
Whom do we exactly refer to as a woman? Is there any necessary quality, any presupposed virtue that characterizes an individual as a woman? It is very evident from this question that from time immemorial, the societal sterotypes of girl and boy, men and women have been constructed, deconstructed and then reconstructed.
Throughout history, certain religious images and symbols often have been uncritically used to legitimate the dominance of men over women. This uncritical use has had lasting effects upon our culture, and these images and symbols often continue to be used as rationale for subordinating women today. Since the nursing profession has been, and continues to be, a predominantly female occupation, nurses are especially impacted by this inherited imagery. In their role as primary health care givers, nurse practitioners often care for women who have been victimized by a pattern of male domination that culturally is bound up in and perpetuated by certain religious imagery.