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Men Tackling Isolating Gender Violence to Fight against Sexual Harassment

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History Department, University Federal of Goiás, Goiânia 74690, Brazil
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Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Department Research Methods and Assesment in Education I, UNED, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Theory and History of Education, University of Barcelona, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(4), 1924; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19041924
Received: 30 December 2021 / Revised: 2 February 2022 / Accepted: 3 February 2022 / Published: 9 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Masculinities' Influence on Health)
Scientific literature has shown that both suffering gender-based violence and taking a stand against it could provoke severe retaliation from bystanders, including negative consequences on health. Together with some women, several men—defined as New Alternative Masculinities—have also contributed to fighting against sexual violence in several contexts, also suffering dramatic consequences, known as Isolating Gender Violence (IGV). This article fills the gap on inquiring how men suffering IGV due to intervening in supporting survivors has affected the men’s health. Six in-depth interviews were conducted with men from different contexts and countries and men of different social profiles. The findings reveal how men’s health is better protected when they build networks of support while overcoming the fear of retaliation in achieving to empower direct survivors. In addition, the results recognize men as crucial actors in the struggle against GBV and overcoming IGV, as women potentially do. This may inspire other men to intervene and break the silence regarding GBV in societies and institutions, as it shows that men and women together are needed to fight against GBV. View Full-Text
Keywords: sexual harassment; New Alternative Masculinities; bystander intervention; health consequences; isolating gender violence sexual harassment; New Alternative Masculinities; bystander intervention; health consequences; isolating gender violence
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Nazareno, E.; Vidu, A.; Merodio, G.; Valls, R. Men Tackling Isolating Gender Violence to Fight against Sexual Harassment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1924. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19041924

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Nazareno E, Vidu A, Merodio G, Valls R. Men Tackling Isolating Gender Violence to Fight against Sexual Harassment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(4):1924. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19041924

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Nazareno, Elias, Ana Vidu, Guiomar Merodio, and Rosa Valls. 2022. "Men Tackling Isolating Gender Violence to Fight against Sexual Harassment" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 4: 1924. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19041924

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