Number of pages: 320
ISBN code : 978-2-31500-142-2
Women’s violence appears like a social and historical taboo. The brutal woman is inevitably minority, very masculine, a little witchy, cruel or insane. She is pulled out from the maternal, submissive or victimist role society has given her for generations.
And yet violence is not as gender marked as we think ; History proves it as well as delinquency and crimes numbers or battered men’s testimonies. The author applies himself to decrypt this reality and find out the implied social and juridic consequences. Why does not justice, for a same crime, condamn men and women the same way ?
Infanticides, pedophiles, voluntary accomplice of their partner : Christophe Regina uses several historical examples and the investigation he lead over a hundred people to go past gender stereotypes and question the woman’s position in society.
Christophe Regina is an historian specialized in women history. Between 2005 and 2007 he has been a geography and history teacher and now teaches at the University of Provence.