Addicts of Gender-Based Violence: Patriarchy as the Seed-bed of Gendered Witchcraft Accusations
Keywords:gender-based violence, patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, masculinity, machismo, witchcraft
The concept of patriarchy has occupied the minds of humanity from time immemorial. Over the past centuries, the construct has suppressed the lives of women, while according unlimited power and privileges to men in ruling communities. In this paper, the researcher presents an analysis of how patriarchy and its surrogates (sexism, misogyny, machismo, marianismo, masculinity, and male menopause) are used in witchcraft discourse within communities to perpetuate exclusive male power and dominance of women.
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