Introduction. One of the ongoing feminist challenges is the answer to the question of what extend women face violence and how it can be unveiled and prevented. While many forms of violence against women have risen to the social, political and legal surface worldwide, there is still a wide spectrum of uncharted ground that needs… Continue reading Theorizing obstetric violence through feminist, intersectional and gender neutral perspectives
On production and reproduction
Introduction. The complex interlocking and interaction of race, class, gender and labor has been stressed by many feminist scholars throughout the years. The recognition of the gendered segregation of labor, the existing and thriving racial inequalities and the crucial value of domestic labor in the existence and continuity of the capitalist economy, have become more… Continue reading On production and reproduction
The feminist ‘sex wars’
Are our girls to be as free to please themselves by indulging in the loveless gratification of every instinct … and passion as our boys? (Willard, 1891 in Hunter, 2006, p. 15). It was in 1982, when the Barnard Sex Conference took place and the feminist ‘sex wars’ crossed the starting point. The controversies were… Continue reading The feminist ‘sex wars’
The embodiment of patriarchy into docile female bodies; from ancient Mesopotamia to today’s West Nepal
From the biology of the sexes to the social construction of gender “Sexual attributes are a biological given, but gender is a product of historical process. The fact that women bear children is due to sex; that women nurture children is due to gender, a cultural construct. It is gender which has been chiefly responsible… Continue reading The embodiment of patriarchy into docile female bodies; from ancient Mesopotamia to today’s West Nepal
Let’s talk about perinatal intimate partner violence and obstetric violence
Many women have experienced and continue to experience perinatal abuse, which consists of violence prior and during pregnancy, obstetric violence and postpartum violence. This phenomenon is quite complicate, since the literature talks about perinatal intimate partner violence (e.g. Silverman et al., 2006; Alhusen et al., 2013; Brown et al., 2008; etc.) and obstetric violence (e.g… Continue reading Let’s talk about perinatal intimate partner violence and obstetric violence
Femicides: a new challenge to human rights law?
Abstract This essay is about the phenomenon of femicides, the most extreme act of gender – based violence. Through an exploration of the ongoing subject of femicide versus homicide and the placement of the feminist theory for this subject, the challenge for the phenomenon to be seen as real and not a radical feminist idea,… Continue reading Femicides: a new challenge to human rights law?