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Many current discourses focus on gender violence where women are limited to victimhood and men as the aggressive perpetrator. Does violence have a gender?
“You can have ambition
But not too much.
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man.
We raise girls to see each other as competitors Not for jobs or for accomplishments Which I think can be a good thing.
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.’’
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer.
“Acts of aggression endured by men and women are not exactly the same. Women are more often vic- tims of severe physical violence than men. However, according to Canadian studies, men and women are almost equal when it comes to psychological violence.” - Elizabeth Badinter, Philosopher, author and historian.