Publication: Sex (Roles) and the City
In the last years a new wave of feminism arise, showing how the violence against women is still present in contemporary society. Violence against can be intended both as direct (domestic violence, harassment, …) or structural (pay gap, less opportunity, less listening in the public arenas). The paper aim to show different aspects of structural violence affecting women, coming form urban environment. They can be recognized in more difficult in access to houses, to public spaces, to spaces of self-organization; in the preference given to private transports than to public ones in the mobility management of the cities; in the difficult to conciliate productive and reproductive activities; the lack of representativeness of women in the design and planning disciplines. The last issue is object of different international research in recent years, and can be one of the causes of the little attention payed by planners to gender issue.
gender issues, violence on women, city of difference, wellbeing