ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Radhika ChopraSubscribe to Radhika Chopra

From Violence to Supportive Practice

The politics of gender and feminist research have outlined the deprivations and unequal entitlements in the lives of women. This frame has also produced the view that understanding women's lives is incomplete without looking at their everyday locations within families that must include relations with men. This research has tried to bring into focus the way that men's support can be outlined and reflected upon in the context of gender equality and domestic democracy. Supportive practices are more than an `alternative' frame within which to place men. They enable us to hear an aspect of men's lives and expressions of their subjective positions in ways that have not so far been addressed.

Understanding Masculinity

Bringing men into the scope of gender studies was an aim of a recent workshop. The discussions rendered obsolete the myth of a unitary, homogenised masculinity which is only an opposite of feminity. Such studies help involve men in women's empowerment.
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