How can we fight against violence on women?
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in three women worldwide suffer physical or
sexual violence in their lifetime.
In 2017, 50,000 women around the world were killed by an intimate partner or family member.
At the same time the number of femicide is increasing, some countries become aware of this danger,
and feminist associations are trying to push governments to act.
How to fight against this violence, what are the solutions and which countries to draw from ?
What are the solutions to fight harassment in public and private places ?
While the feeling of insecurity continues to grow in many countries, solutions are emerging to address
these issues. In France, 86% of women reported in November 2018, for an Ifop opinion poll, that they had been victims
of street harassment at least once in their lives.
In addition, 74% of women have experienced at least one form of sexual assault or assault on public
transit, places where women are not alone.
Violence in advertising
I am sure that at some time you have seen some kind of violence in advertising, sometimes explicitly but mostly implicitly, so that we do not notice it directly. We live in a world that claims to abhor violence but unwittingly perpetrates it or allows it to be perpetrated on others.
Advertising discourse is known to contribute to sexism and the reproduction of gender stereotypes. This article focuses on the symbolic violence that presents women's bodies as sexual objects in advertising texts used by Dolce & Gabbana in the newsletter it sent out, via the web, on a regular basis between 2016 and 2019. The methodology used was primarily qualitative, although some quantitative data were taken into account to better understand the structure of the corpus. Kress and Van Leeuwen's (2006) visual grammar was used to deconstruct the representational, interpersonal and compositional meanings of the texts. The results of the visual analysis show that women's bodies are used as advertising claims, which contribute to the reproduction of various forms of symbolic violence. Such results suggest the need to review the objectification of female bodies in advertising discourse.
VIOLENCE AGAINST NATURE
We can consider that when we talk about "violence" it only includes physical or psychological violence against people, but damaging nature, the world in which we live, is another type of violence that we do not refer to much but which is just as important since, as we all know, climate change is one of the biggest current problems. Therefore, the imminent degradation of nature can be defined as the process of deterioration suffered by the environment as a consequence of the depletion of its natural resources due to the overexploitation to which they are subjected, thus causing the destruction of ecosystems and their biodiversity.
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