How Masculine Absurdity Produces Domestic Violence Against Women? An Ethnographic Study In Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Dr. Umar Daraz , Dr. Raza Ullah, & Dr. Muhammad Bilal


Men's absurd behavior always leads to violence against women. How masculine absurdity constructs different types of domestic violence against women in a traditional Pashtun society at Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K.P.), ethnographically explored in this paper. The data collected for this study is based on six months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Malakand, K.P. Participants were chosen through purposive sampling. Qualitative thematic analysis guided data analysis. The study suggests that masculine absurdity causes domestic violence against women, such as social and traditional violence, physical and corporal violence, psychological and emotional violence, sexual abuse, and forced prostitution.               

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