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Gender and Violence

Mara Hvistendahl ScienceVol. 336 no. 6083 pp. 839-840 DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6083.839


A group of studies has challenged some closely held views about violence and war by connecting the low position of women to conflicts from international aggression to civil war. A nascent body of work in international relations has shown gender inequality to be an important security barometer. By focusing on gender inequality rather than biological sex differences, these researchers say they have identified a previously overlooked trigger of conflict. Causality is far from proven, however, and some critics say that gender inequality could be a proxy for other underlying causes.

Gender equality reduces violence





Gender equality in the family reduces the risk of violence by two-thirds, according to a new European study.

10 things men can do to prevent gender violence



Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues”. But in this TED talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A call for us all, women and men, to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Tackling the Roots of Rape

By Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/opinion/bruni-tackling-the-roots-of-rape.html?emc=edit_tnt_20130812&tntemail0=y&_r=0

How normes on masculinity teaches men to be violent.

Spanking and crime rates: Liebe statt Hiebe

Children who have been subject to physical punishement at home or at school are more likely to commit violent crime and own guns when growing up than those who were not.

Nadezhda Popova, WWII “Night Witch”, Dies at 91