This is our second instalment of Patriarchal Violence: A Systemic War On Our Bodies. This discussion interrogates some of the underlying social, political and economic factors which inform gendered violence.
Violence against women occurs every single day worldwide and in various ways. Narratives of victimisation are often used to account for how women ‘experience violence’. Although some of these accounts might be necessary, it is also important to talk about the underlying social, economic and political factors which inform gendered violence. It is also crucial to talk about various forms of organised resistance by those who oppose these systems of violence, with a particular focus on the role of women in these struggles.