Monthly Archives: November 2011

Gender, Power, and Struggle: Part II

The first part of this blog considered the socialisation of gender roles and how this creates underlying norms that ensure the continuation of patriarchy. This led to a discussion of rape culture, arguing that binary gender roles underpin this culture; therefore rape culture cannot be abolished without the end of patriarchy. Part two will consider the role of the state in constructing these gender roles, leading on to a discussion of what this means for protest and political groups. Continue reading

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Gender, Power, and Struggle: Part I

This blog considers the construction of gender roles and the consequences this has upon our society, including the existence of rape culture. Theories that suggest “essential differences” will be questioned, and in doing so the potential for change will also be raised. This is part one of a two part post. Continue reading

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