In this article, I address gender violence through the act of witnessing and speaking out by the victims. Starting from a critical comment on some arguable points raised in the recent Hau journal forum aimed at discussing forms and claims of the #MeToo movement, I let emerge the conundrums that anthropology faces in dealing with the issue. A focus on domestic abuse as a specific form of gender violence allows me to delve into the twine of intimacy, agency and consent in the experience of the victims. I detect the specific dynamics that characterize the issue of speaking/not speaking out against violence by abused women and that underpin analytical biases. Then, I illustrate how these complexities can be found in the general assessment and measurement of gender violence as a global phenomenon. I conclude with a reflection on violence and women’s voices as an opportunity for anthropological knowledge to deal with truth telling, intimacy, and the gendered act of speaking out.
Gribaldo, A.M.M. (2019). Hashtags, testimonies, and measurements: Gender violence and its interpretation. ANUAC, 8(1), 7-30.
|Titolo:||Hashtags, testimonies, and measurements: Gender violence and its interpretation|
GRIBALDO, ALESSANDRA MARGHERITA MATILDE (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Citazione:||Gribaldo, A.M.M. (2019). Hashtags, testimonies, and measurements: Gender violence and its interpretation. ANUAC, 8(1), 7-30.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|