The Delhi Gang Rape Case: struggle for hegemony between genders (1 post)

Topic tags: gender difference.
  • Profile picture of Bhanumathi Chikangal Bhanumathi Chikangal said 1 year, 6 months ago:


    The recent incident of gang rape of a female bus passenger by a group of males in a mobile bus at night in Delhi may be seen in the perspective of a struggle for hegemony by the male gender, who traditionally has been using the weapon of rape and defiling of the body as an expression of asserting their power over the weaker gender. This struggle for hegemony manifests in many other subtle ways, such as the male being felicitated for achieving his 60th birthday while his female counterpart is being ignored, the male being pampered for all material things at the cost of his sister, etc. The problem is too deep-rooted to apply quick-fix solutions such as strengthening anti-rape/anti-molestation laws. The solution may lie in applying social psychological techniques.