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WV exam two

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1) Gender affects use of violence to control one's partner
because of sex differences in size and strength.
Use of violence as a tactic requires a credible threat of a
damaging response. Men more able to do this than women
Gender socialization makes threats by men more credible than
threats by a woman.
Johnson "Domestic Violence"
2) Misogyny and gender traditionalism are implicated
Traditional men more likely to attack partners than nontraditional men
Intimate terrorism is supported by traditional or hostile attitudes toward
3) Norms of masculinity & femininity ensure that the meaning of violence
differ greatly depending on gender of perpetrator.
When woman slaps husband, it is unlikely to be seen by him as a serious
attempt to do physical harm.
Less likely to be a successful control tactic
Johnson "Domestic Violence"
4) Social norms about heterosexual partnerships are heavily
gendered & based in patriarchal heterosexual model
validating male power.
5) The social context of the relationship affects resources
she can draw on & possibilities of escape from violence.
Gender gap
Gender role traditions of caretaking
Criminal justice system
Johnson "Domestic Violence"
Situational couple violence
Most common IPV; doesn't involve control over the partner &
appears to be more gender symmetrical.
Challenges idea in research that these forms of violence are
gender symmetrical
He argues that it is symmetrical only in the number of incidents.
When looking at type of violence involved & injuries produced
or the creation of fear in one's partner, then situational couple
violence is not gender symmetrical.