Jorge Restrepo, having lived and experienced Colombian conflict, explores how the construction of the war narrative was driven by berracos (an expression used in Colombia to identify uber-males masculinized by war). In Colombia, women, afro-Colombians, native-Colombians, LGBT, anyone over sixty (as they are not perceived useful to society), children (childsoldiers), who have no representation before the government, the voiceless minorities, were cruelly marginalized. The Colombian conflict imposed a power dynamic between men, women, and other minorities, established by the government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army) as part of their internal war.
"COLOMBIAN CONFLICT: A SOCIOLOGICAL VIEW OF A GENDERED SOCIETY,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss2/8
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