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What is patriarchal violence?

Patriarchal violence is any form of violence that creates or maintains men's power and dominance or avenges the loss of their power.  Male dominance seems to be upheld primarily through violent means.

Domestic violence is considered a form of patriarchal violence which also includes sexual assault, rape, child sex abuse and molestation.

This violence can be verbal, psychological, economic or physical.

 

 


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