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Old 07-20-16, 04:28 PM   #18
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Re: International Women's Day 2016

(My apologies for the lack of commentary for this link--not up to it, for many reasons)

On the relationship between misogyny, domestic violence, and mass murder:
"1 in 4 women expected to be a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime."
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“We raise our boys with an acceptance that violence will be part of their behaviors (’boys will be boys’), while teaching them to repress all feelings except for anger (’boys don’t cry’), in a society which objectifies girls and women,” she explained. “While problematic in and of itself (’patriarchy hurts men too’), we see that abusers overwhelming come from abusive background, and thus only replicate patterns they have learned during their childhoods, patterns which, while criminal, are ultimately reinforced in a number of ways in a masculine culture of violence.”
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