‘Mijita Rica’: The female body as a subject in the public space

Ana María Ledezma


The politeness system is one of the most subtle and everyday forms of gender violence.Harassment in public is a socially accepted practice in Chile, where the ideological background crosses the various social spheres and remains rooted in the national and Latin American ethos.This article questions its bases, revealing the symbolic violence, gender hierarchization, and the reproduction of the ideology of separate spheres infused in street "flattery".


violence against women; feminism; feminity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/generos.2017.2042

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