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RTD info logoMagazine on European Research N° 45 - May 2005   
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Speaking of men

Speaking of men
For personal reasons, I have been interested in gender inequalities for over a decade. I have long been convinced that questions of violence cannot be reduced to what is written in most newspapers and I am grateful to you for having presented the problem(1) in a way that I have never encountered on the part of any defender of ‘equality’ between men and women. The paragraph entitled ‘the aggressors as victims’ seems in particular to indicate the key to progress on this issue of which we only ever see (is this deliberate?) the tip of the iceberg: to put it briefly (and in rather simplified terms), violence against women is unacceptable (everybody agrees) and violence against men is … invisible and thus not acknowledged and is therefore (perfectly) accepted. Recognising this may be the first step to changing attitudes in the future. 

Louis-Victor Bril
Joint Research Centre – Ispra (IT)

(1) RTD info 44, What makes man man?

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