An Overview of Gendered Violence in Language


  • Rokaya Chaarani MA in Gender Studies, Sultan Moulay Slimane university, Beni Mellal, Morocco, Department of English Studies, Morocco


Language, gender, violence, communication, semantics


There is little doubt that language and its politics are one of the most powerful apparati that construct, determine and communicate dynamic meanings about gender. The cultural and societal definitions of femininity and masculinity along with their connotations are reinforced and channeled through as well as constituted by language. In this regard, the notion of violence is a pertinent field wherein language, with its sexed and gendered lot, continues to perform and display aggressive and crude sexist meanings that debase a specific gender against the backdrop of another.


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How to Cite

Chaarani , R. . (2021). An Overview of Gendered Violence in Language. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(3), 168-170.