The Pass-Through of Battered Women:An approach of micro-macro link
I-Ching Huang(Dept. of Social Education, National Tainan Teachers College)
The existence of battered wives, from the viewpoint of feminism, is a social problem constructed by the sexual power disequilibrium of the entire society. This research tries to understand the course and pass-through of battered women within the structure of human-environment/society interaction as well as the micro-macro link. From the feminine experience and the subjective response to the social facts, the focus of this study lies on the interpretation of the person involved and it’s processing. Through group-focusing, there had been six meetings; the number of members participating were six in total. Besides probing into the subject facts, the battered women TALK meeting is set strategically to pass down the experience and to support one another. According to the talking, only self-awakening, in the micro view, is the very first step to against marital violence. In the macro view, recognizing patriarchal controlling over traditional marriage and constructing the social norm-marital violence as crime, are the key to justify their pass-through and to access the supports. TALK meeting, through sharing the experience and providing emotional support to explore their inner voice, is the spotlight of this research.
Marital violence, Battered wives, Focus group, Feminism