Il linguaggio femminile e maschile: uno scenario (stereotipico) in movimento
by Rita Fresu
Various studies have both demonstrated that differences in feminine and masculine language are part of a social construct strongly correlated to diastratic and diaphasic factors and revealed the existence of a consolidated set of expectations held by a community of speakers with regard to the linguistic behaviors attributed to gender. The shared understanding of this strong social norm and expectation,
Potere e autorità nei dizionari
by Eva Nossem
This paper aims at bringing together queer approaches and lexicography, i.e. a critical heteronormativity research within the field of theoretical lexicography and practical dictionary making. The analysis focuses on power and authority in dictionaries. Power and authority do not only influence the process of dictionary making but are also produced by the dictionaries themselves. The author supports these theoretical reflections with practical examples taken from existing dictionaries.
Lo spazio pubblico si femminilizza, ma scompare il conflitto tra i sessi
by Lea Melandri
“Feminizing the public space” does not only mean highlighting women’s presence therein, but also realizing that “femininity,” as it has been traditionally defined, is strongly relevant today in the same space from which it was excluded for centuries. According to Melandri, in the last twenty years, some ambiguous figures have appeared in Italy: veline,
Dominio femminile, oppressione maschile: un nuovo secondo sesso?
by Elena Dalla Torre
This essay constitutes a short critical reflection on the anti-feminist position of Fabrizio Marchi, founder of the movement “Uomini Beta,” whose “philosophy” of masculism is articulated in response to the consolidated tradition of Italian Feminism, which often ignored the masculine condition. In such philosophy, which we could ironically call of a new second sex, the oppressed male—the victim of a socio-economic model based on success and financial wealth—stands in opposition to the dominant woman,
Never Felt So Good by Rossana Campo. Translation of Excerpt, with Critical Introduction
by Adria Frizzi
Over the past twenty years Rossana Campo has established herself as one of the most interesting authors in contemporary Italian literature. Her writing is characterized by its heavy reliance on the spoken register and focus on the female voice and experience. Never Felt So Good (1995) unfolds during a dinner party among girlfriends.
Femminicidio: chi ha paura della differenza?
by Patrizia Violi
In this article, Patrizia Violi aims at demonstrating that femminicidio is not a state of emergency but rather one of normalcy. It is a constant presence in the everyday life of gender relations, ubiquitous in the world and at any given time in history, the peak of the iceberg of a much broader and general phenomenon: the domination of male over female.
Il femminicidio in Italia: tra mancanza di statistiche ufficiali e impatto mediatico
by Anna Pramstrahler
Even though widespread discussions around “femminicidio” take place today in Italian mass media and social networks, there is currently no official data available on the phenomenon. In this short article, Anna Pramstrahler discusses the pioneering role of Casa delle Donne per non subire violenza, the first non-profit association to register, since 2005, the names and numbers of women killed by men in Italy.
L’alfabeto della violenza. Lo spettacolo Doppio Taglio e le rappresentazioni del femminicidio nei media italiani
by Cristina Gamberi
According to statistics by international organizations and Italian anti-violence centers, male violence is the first cause of death for women in Italy. One woman out of three experiences male violence, in various forms: harassment at work, rape, threat, or humiliation. However, considering the complexity of this phenomenon, how do Italian newspapers narrate feminicide?