(Article changed on August 27, 2013 at 18:20)
If and when women no longer bear children, there will probably no longer be any violence against women by men.
As long as women continue to bear children, men's violence against women will probably continue -- unfortunately. Let me explain why this seems to be the case.
Because women bear children, the mother looms large in the psyches of all children.
But male children tend to work to separate themselves psychologically from the powerful and at times seemingly overpowering feminine image in their psyches.
WALTER J. ONG'S THREE CLAIMS
In his book FIGHTING FOR LIFE: CONTEST, SEXUALITY, AND CONSCIOUSNESS (Cornell University Press, 1981), the published version of his 1979 Messenger Lectures at Cornell University, Walter J. Ong, S.J. (1912-2003), claims that human males have a psychological need to work out and establish a distinctively masculine identity.
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