women’s survival and development
Since ancient times, women have been compared to the weak, as [footnoteRef:0]Shakespeare said: “woman, your name is weak”, as well as the spread of this famous poem deeply branded in the people’s hearts for hundreds of years. Because of this stereotype men play the role of protector, and women are seen as the weak in the group and be protected. Until today, we still put women, old man, children as a class that is should subject to additional care groups. Even Though, women have been the role of the weak at there. In real life, there is a direct relationship between women’s survival and development. Such as employment, promotion and office issue many of which are clearly in a weak position. But not to say that women are equal to the weak. It can really catch a woman is not good at the aspects of the woman affixed to the weak label. The old man and the children are classified by the age, only the woman to the weak position throughout life. So that is the reason for the disadvantaged position of women? We can see a lot from the perspective of history, culture, and economy, but the existing explanations are not satisfactory. I think the problem seems to be analyzed from the perspective of human values. People will be considered valuable in any situation. [0: ]
In the period of social transformation, that discriminate against women and restrict women at a series of policies. The legal system not only seriously hindered the free and comprehensive development of women but made the disadvantaged status of women more vulnerable. Resulting in a gendered violence. Based on gender violence, usually include domestic violence, sexual violence, gender abortion, female sterilization and so on. In exploring the causes of gender violence, especially the perpetrators often find many specific reasons, such as violence has pressure, drunkenness, or people who have mental problem. But these are all superficial, and the real roots of gendered violence lie in unequal gender relations. It is deeply rooted in the traditional gender system which is gender violence is widespread and difficult to eliminate.
The gendered violence reflects the power control relationship between the perpetrator and the victim, and the perpetrator declares his own power by exercising violence to the violator, succumbing to the victim, thereby achieving and maintaining the domination and control of the victim. [footnoteRef:1]At 1993, the World Conference on human rights in Vienna, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of violence against Women that is the world’s first international convention on violence against women. The term “violence against women” refers to any gender violence that causes or may cause physical or sexual harm or suffering to women. Since, gender violence has been widely used, and has become a convention and specifically refers to the concept of women’s violence. However, this concept does not make clear the sex of the male or female. From the concept defined in the Declaration, any gender violence, violence against women can be called “gendered violence”. Then this naturally also includes violence against women. However, there is little concern about the violence against women, and there are few studies in this area. When we think about gender violence, we can not simply think about the standard of gender, but we should use gender as the standard of defining gender violence, which is from the macroscopic understanding. [1: ]
Violence against women is the most important problem in gender violence. On the one hand, reflects the state of power control and inequality, and the consequent health, social and economic consequences also severely limit women’s equality participate. The source of gender violence are unequal gender relations, and gender violence is closely related to traditional gender role norms and gender power relations. Such as, women, girls, men, and boys are mighty to be victims of gender violence, but most of the victims of gender violence are women and girls, due to unequal distribution of power in society. The expansion of the connotations of the victims of sex violence and the violence is not intended to deny the above facts, but only to emphasize that as a researcher that we should not ignore the existence of other forms of gender violence. For India, Japan and other Southeast Asian countries are prone to gender violence. [footnoteRef:2]An average of 35% of women worldwide have suffered sexual violence or non-partner sexual violence from intimate partners, up to 71 % in Ethiopia, and 38% of women’s murders have come from intimate partners. Moreover, in the violence we are familiar with, we are not the only male, we are familiar with traditional gender violence – male violence against women.
African adult women hurt young girls’ genitals based on religious culture or chastity; Indian women will take the lead in burning dowry to the bride. Compared with the traditional gender violence, gender violence in recent years is undergoing some subtle changes, and more and more women are joining the ranks of active violence against homosexuals. In addition, we are aware of the traditional gender violence; male violence against women, the perpetrators are not the only male. African adult women hurt young girls’ genitals based on religious culture or chastity; Indian women will take the lead in burning dowry for the bride. Compared with the traditional gender violence, gender violence in recent years is undergoing some subtle changes, and more and more women are joining the ranks of active violence against homosexuals. [2: ]
In summary, this is not only in violent crimes in some acts of insanity caused by insignificant little things, as well as on school violence and war behavior is also true. Compared with men, the number of women’s violence is very small. [footnoteRef:3]Some of the research samples include western developed countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as underdeveloped areas of India, Congo, Uganda and Kenya, but cross-cultural statistical results have come to a surprisingly unanimous conclusion: Homicide cases, male perpetrators accounted for more than 90% of the total[footnoteRef:4], while women only less than 10%. It should be noted that all statistics on violence against women are basically based on physical attacks and that women do have very few physical attacks, but that does not mean that other forms of violence against women are rare. In gender equality male rights society, women rarely challenge the social order and the power of men, so in the eyes of men women are not aggressive, low-aggressive, but this does not mean that women treat their own same sex will So gentle and humble, in fact, the struggle between women is equally cruel, intense and thrilling. [3: ] [4: ]
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