“The Hidden Responsibility”


  • Laura GRANDI Teacher of English language and literature, Via San Nicandro n. 405100 TERNI, Phone number: 3285367105
  • Maria Consuelo CAMPUS Architect, psychologist and psychotherapist Via Flaminia n. 83, 06049 frazione di Strettura, Spoleto, Perugia Phone number: 3454199327


power, gender-based violence, social progress.


How relevant is women's function in human relationships to understand the origins of gender-based violence? To what extent has women's responsibility led to the increasing phenomenon of violence against women? This paper addresses key issues involved in making such an assessment, with the aim to identify the women's choice of being faithful to their own project, both as authentic protagonists of their own life and as “creators” of social progress. The first half of the paper provides a wide historical panorama of the “feminine choices” that have given a considerable contribution to humanity; the second half tries to identify the free, intentional act to achieve power, the element that distinguishes leaders from victims. The final section suggests future educational proposals for young generations who should “cultivate the right” to train and express their “uniqueness” beyond social stereotypes.


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