Women, Gender & Disaster: Men & Masculinities

Author:

Enarson, E

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Date:

2009

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Theme:

Men, Masculinities and Disaster

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Enarson, E. (2009), Women, Gender & Disaster: Men & Masculinities, Gender Note No. 3, Gender Disaster Network. pp. 22-30.

In this note, the author suggests that while traditional gender relations favour men as decision makers thus giving them greater power and access to resources, gender norms can also increase their vulnerability. The document outlines the prevalent focus on women in gender and disasters literature, due to the fact that women are more affected in humanitarian crises. However, it highlights the need for including men into the analysis in order to better understand their social position and the ways in which they can be impacted by, but also respond to, situations of crisis.