The woman involved and her supporters have been urging tribal leaders — via e-mail and social media — to submit Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Interior Department for the video of the alleged incident.At least five did so in the weeks leading up to Rice’s resignation, according to the agency’s FOIA logs.What is it that makes men more likely to be violent than women? In seeking explanations, it is important to recognise that violence cannot be explained in terms of a single cause.
Research on gender strongly suggests that many of the differences between men and women that we take for granted, are something we are taught rather than something we are born with.
According to Lise Eliot of Chicago Medical School, for example, infant brains are so malleable that small differences at birth become amplified over time through parental and societal reinforcement of gender stereotypes.
Girls, Eliot holds, are not naturally more empathic than boys. By age five, most boys and girls will have internalised the gender roles and expectations taught them by their families, schools, religions and societies.
And in many instances, boys will have been socialised for violence by being taught that being a man means being tough, powerful, intimidating, and a stud.
When the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) abruptly resigned last week after less than six months in his post, the agency gave no explanation.