Violence Against Women Chapter 3 Analysis

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The chapter on violence against women reminded me of chapter 3 and the arguments concerning why men commit more crime than women. Chapter 3 briefly mentioned how we raise boys to be assertive and dominant while we raise girls to be the opposite. In order to break the cycle and curb violence against women, we have to start at home with parents. Many of us are guilty of following and passing down the same gender rules/roles that have been the norm for years, but it’s those same rules/roles that teach young boys that it’s acceptable to be forceful towards girls and that it’s acceptable to be aggressive to get what you want. Meanwhile, we teach girls that they have to be careful of their actions, fearful of situations, and cautious of the men around
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