Becoming a 'proper man': young people's attitudes about interpersonal violence and perceptions of gender

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Abstract

Whilst public awareness campaigns, interventions and legal reforms have done much to challenge gendered interpersonal violence, the incidence and prevalence of this violence is not decreasing. Furthermore, research with young people reveals significant acceptance and tolerance of interpersonal violence if perpetrated by men within the parameters of an intimate heterosexual relationship. Empirical data from a study with young people in Glasgow will be used in this article to explore young people's attitudes about gendered interpersonal abuse and violence and young people's perceptions of gender roles and specifically 'masculinity'. It is argued that in order to understand the continued tolerance of male abuse/violence, it is necessary to appreciate how young people conceptualise the role of women and men within intimate heterosexual relationships.
LanguageEnglish
Pages17-30
Number of pages14
JournalGender and Education
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date24 Apr 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • gender
  • interpersonal violence
  • intimate relationships
  • masculinity
  • young people

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