Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (6): 106-112+164.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2022.06.012

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On Female Violence in Modern Huaibei Rural Society

CHEN Rui:School of Marxism, Nanjing Agricultural University   

  1. School of Marxism, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing Jiangsu 210095
  • Received:2022-09-06 Online:2022-11-25 Published:2023-03-02

Abstract: Although women's pain is rooted in the power patterns of patriarchal societies, female violence to other females is often concealed under male domination. Women who perpetrate violence to other females become strong defenders of patriarchal society, and to some extent, they also uphold and help reproduce patriarchy. Due to the decay of the social ecology, the alienation of the village administration, the change of the economic structure of the farming family, the high degree of feudalism, and the blockage of new ideas, the modern Huaibei countryside provided a context for the occurrence of violence against women. Whether it is the "intimate other" within the family, such as mother and daughter, mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, or sisters-in-law, or the "strange other" without any blood relationship, they may become the "violent other". The real liberation of women should not only focus on how to get women liberated from the male-dominated society, but also on how to get women out of the predicament of mutual violence, so as to further promote the liberation of women.

Key words: modern Huaibei, rural society, social change, female violence

CLC Number: 

  • C913.68