Actualidades en psicología
versão On-line ISSN 0258-6444
VEGA-ROBLES, Isabel. Relaciones de equidad entre hombres y mujeres: Análisis crítico del entorno familiar. Actual. psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.21, n.108, pp. 59-78. ISSN 0258-6444.
This paper questions some of the conceptions and policies relative to gender equality in the family scope. It considers that frequently these assumptions exclude fundamental dimensions of the problem in its relationship with social change and human values. Based on contributions from several studies on this subject, it shows the limitations of the theoretical approaches used to explain the lack of equality in gender relations. It also takes the results of studies of the Costa Rican values and attitudes, as well as the content of some legislation relative to domestic violence, emphasizing the conceptual exclusion of central dimensions of gender relations. This limitation could explain the ineffectiveness of repressive laws to improve the family relations.
Palavras-chave : Gender equality; Family environment; Gender relationships; Domestic violence.