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Young migrants in the borderlands: femicide in Cd. Juárez and the state discourse and initiatives on female working class, brown citizens in the border.
Unformatted Document Text:  28 to play cards, with their friends. So that is the discourse.. That women who are too loose deserve to be killed, this discourse justify the death of women.” h).- Terrorism against women who participate in Non-governmental organizations Women face stigmatization on a number of fronts. As we have seen, a certain degree of devaluation attaches merely by virtue of being a female. On top of this, women may be more directly stigmatized and punished for specific “deviances.” The mainstream definitions of female deviance are, in fact, so extensive that virtually every women becomes a perceived offender of some kind. When these facts are considered, together with the devaluation implicit in women’s general social and economic subordination, it becomes clear that the combined weight of stigma that women may encounter is considerable. Sonia Torres sees the escalation of violence against females partly as an important component of male backlash against feminism. Patriarchal culture terrorizes women in a number of ways, particularly, when male supremacy is challenged. While many women who stepped out of line in early modern Europe were grotesquely tortured and killed as witches (with estimates ranging from 200,000 to 9 million killed), today such women are regarded as cunts or bitches, deserving the violence they are experiencing. Porter (1991) asserts that all systems of oppression employ violence or the threat of violence as an institutionalized mechanism for ensuring compliance. Sexual terrorism is a crucial strategy in sustaining the power relationship of patriarchy:. The concept of male power is interwoven through all interpersonal male-female interactions, constituting a “structural dimension of society” in which violence against women and other demonstrations of male power act to reproduce and maintain male dominance and female subordination. (Porter, 1991). All acts of anti-women violence can therefore be

Authors: Chew, Martha. and Prieto, Leonel.
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to play cards, with their friends. So that is the discourse.. That women
who are too loose deserve to be killed, this discourse justify the death
of women.”
h).- Terrorism against women who participate in Non-governmental organizations
Women face stigmatization on a number of fronts. As we have seen, a certain
degree of devaluation attaches merely by virtue of being a female. On top of this, women
may be more directly stigmatized and punished for specific “deviances.” The mainstream
definitions of female deviance are, in fact, so extensive that virtually every women
becomes a perceived offender of some kind. When these facts are considered, together
with the devaluation implicit in women’s general social and economic subordination, it
becomes clear that the combined weight of stigma that women may encounter is
considerable.
Sonia Torres sees the escalation of violence against females partly as an
important component of male backlash against feminism. Patriarchal culture terrorizes
women in a number of ways, particularly, when male supremacy is challenged. While
many women who stepped out of line in early modern Europe were grotesquely tortured
and killed as witches (with estimates ranging from 200,000 to 9 million killed), today such
women are regarded as cunts or bitches, deserving the violence they are experiencing.
Porter (1991) asserts that all systems of oppression employ violence or the
threat of violence as an institutionalized mechanism for ensuring compliance. Sexual
terrorism is a crucial strategy in sustaining the power relationship of patriarchy:. The
concept of male power is interwoven through all interpersonal male-female interactions,
constituting a “structural dimension of society” in which violence against women and
other demonstrations of male power act to reproduce and maintain male dominance and
female subordination. (Porter, 1991). All acts of anti-women violence can therefore be


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