Deviations in Ukrainian gender culture: social and systemologic aspect

  • I. O. Svyatnenko Classical private university
Keywords: gender, gender culture, gender deviations, misandry, homophobia


The article is devoted to the problem of understanding of traditional (internal) deviations in Ukrainian gender culture, which are developing rapidly under the influence of the spread of foreign cultures’ (mainly European and American ones) gender deviations. As a result of the study, the following conclusion has been made by the author that matriarchy, cultivated by mistrust of men to each other, their mutual demonization due to the idealization of mothers and devaluation of fathers, contributes to the growth of misandry and homophobia of non-sexual content. We are talking about fears associated with non-sexual (socio-cultural and socio-economic) spheres, which, however, can sexualize and take the form of sexual homophobia. These fears relate mostly to various manifestations of lies and fraud, which become normal for men’s relationships precisely because of the inferiority of communications between them. It has been stated in the article that mizandry and homophobia in Ukrainian gender culture express the fears of men before the masculine manifestations of themselves in any sphere of activity (including the sexual sphere) that are projected onto other men as external objects and cause social and behavioral reactions or other technologies of gender castration (cultural, social, mental or bodily). The society reacts to masculine men with gender repression as their behavior is interpreted by other participants of social interactions as carrying a threat to the developed scenarios of suppression of social aggression. The damage of these scenarios is that any constructive activity causes social feelings of suspicion and envy, which entails centrifugal social reactions in the form of isolation of the initiator of this activity or sabotage and social escapism. This defectiveness manifests itself in the predominant concealment of the motives and intentions of participants and the disparity of verbal behavior with real behavioral characteristics.


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How to Cite
Svyatnenko, I. (2017). Deviations in Ukrainian gender culture: social and systemologic aspect. Grani, 20(6), 17-22.