Chinese Men’s Marital Violence Related To Hegemonic Masculinity -- The Case Of Night And Fog
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 1560-1574
AbstractConnected with Raewyn Connell’s concepts, this article showed how marital violence was illuminated through hegemonic masculinity in contemporary Chinese society. It is well-known that China is a patriarchal country where the men’s dominant status of society is unshakeable. To some extent, male supremacy is equal to social acquiescence of men’s violent behaviours, which are represented in the form of marital violence to wives in heterosexual families. Though China is in modern society nowadays, the phenomenon still exists that men use violence against women. Night and Fog (Ann, 2009), a Chinese fact-based movie, was taken as a case study in this review to portray the reasons of the formation of hegemonic masculinity in marital violence. According to the findings, it is visible that the influencing factors including men’s characteristics and thoughts, women’s attitudes and cultural identities in local society. In addition, several measures also were cited to improve this phenomenon, incorporating the field of private family and society. Through an in-depth analysis, this study aims to develop healthy masculinity for men and reduce marital violence, as well as promote gender equity from regional areas to the world.
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