“Marginalised Masculinities” and Strategies of Legitimation of Violence against Women: “First One, Ask Why?”
This study focuses on the outlook of males who were legally sentenced as perpetrators of violence against women and their ways of legitimising this violence. It is observed that some males found as offenders deny their use of violence against women or try to legitimise it when denial is impossible. Males emphasising that violence is an outcome and focusing on processes prior to this outcome try to justify themselves by referring to such factors as financial hardships, difficulties in the labour market, too much intervention by close circles, and family relations while pointing to women as the source of the problem. All findings of the study will be discussed by addressing the concepts of “marginal masculinity” and masculinity crisis.
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