Resistance of women victims of domestic violence in dual-career family: a case from Indonesian society

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Abstract

Domestic violence is a social problem in Indonesia, with the number of cases increasing. There have not been many sociological studies discussing women's resistance to domestic violence. This study analyses women's resistance against violence in Indonesian households with two professional spouses. It employed qualitative methods, interviewing 61 informants. The findings show that in dual-career families, women's responses to violence are sometimes active. Recurring violence fosters resistance. The study finds several triggers for resistance and various resistance strategies. The study concludes that female resistance alters husband–wife relations, reducing the oppression of wives. Thus female resistance is a strategy to fight gender inequality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1597
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Family Studies
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Resistance
  • domestic violence
  • dual-career
  • family
  • women

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