The violence in the gender culture: problems of the typology’s formation (Part 1)

  • I. O. Svyatnenko Classical private university
Keywords: gender-based violence, gender culture, gender castration, cultural castration, social castration, physic castration, somatic castration


The article is devoted to the issue of the correlation between cultural, social, psychological and physical types of the gender-based violence and сastrate practices. It has been concluded by the author that castration is the process of the suppression of the low-flown groups’ ability to identify their own potential in various spheres of cultural, social, psychological and biological life made by status and dominant groups. Male castration in the gender culture leads to a set of pathological complexes, which integrate into the gender socialization and cause the slowdown of men’s productive aggression at work, communication, sexual activity, creativity. Somatic castration is considered to be a set of «final» physical consequences of cultural, social and psychological injuries that are inflicted to boy, young man, man by the social environment. Effects of castrate practices occur when the man start doubting about his usefulness and ceases to be a subject of social life. This enables his comprehensive addiction and over-exploitation. Cultural violence and castrate practices arise from the deprivation of men’s self-reference, moral, ethical and legal authority in society. Social violence and castrate practices include institutional (social-spatial and social-temporal) restrictions of men’s realization in various spheres of mankind’s self-realization being a social-gender group. Psychological violence and castrate practices enable the vaccination of different complexes, which are aimed at the reduction of level of men’s subjectivity, in particular, complexes of guilt and inferiority, complexes of doubts about the role matching, etc. Somatic violence and castrate practices form the ground level of the gender violence, enabling the occurrence of negative somatic effects, such as illnesses, deviant habits and premature death.


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How to Cite
Svyatnenko, I. (2017). The violence in the gender culture: problems of the typology’s formation (Part 1). Grani, 20(3), 22-26.