These versions of violence
Sometimes subtle, sometimes clear
And the ones that go unnoticed
Still leave their mark once disappeared. Alanis Morissette
We say we condemn violence in all its versions but it is ever-present. It permeates everything we experience and everything we do. Scientists do agree violence is inherent in humans, perhaps inherited by our animal ancestry. History teaches us that humans are not only capable of violence in every imaginable form and version but that we frequently resort to it. Interestingly enough, both biologically and historically physical violence seems to be predominantly a male thing.
We can view violence having three levels: self-directional, inter-personal and collective. This initial categorization differentiates between violence a person inflicts upon himself or herself, violence inflicted by another individual or by a small group of individuals, and violence inflicted by larger groups such as states, organized political groups, militia groups and terrorist organizations. The nature of violent acts, on the vertical axis, can be: physical, sexual, psychological, or involving deprivation or neglect.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi
Curator: Iro Tagalou