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Author: Falguni A. Sheth

Title: Framing Rape: Patriarchy, Wartime, and the Spectacle of Genocidal Rape

Subtitle: Comment on Debra B. Bergoffen, Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape: Affirming the Dignity of the Vulnerable Body

Journal: Philosophy Today

Volume: 59

Issue: 2

Year: Spring 2015

Pages: 337-343

ISSN: 0031-8256 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2329-8596 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Types: Genocidal Rape



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Author: Falguni Sheth, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

Abstract: »Debra Bergoffen's Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape shows us beautifully what is gained by considering rape as a consequence of genocide. What gets lost here, in relation to considering cases of rape that are not the result of such, such as gang rape, "mass rape," or other instances of rape? Is rape qua rape a human rights violation of a sort that is articulated within the context of the "right to sexual integrity"? Can a case be made, even in "non-wartime" societies where rape occurs systematically as an instance of patriarchy and misogyny, that rape is a human rights violation of the right to sexual self-determination? Or is it the case that the conditions of wartime rape merit a different set of considerations in order to locate it as a human rights violation? My comments attempt to think through some of these questions with Bergoffen.« (Source: Philosophy Today)

Note: Bergoffen, Debra B. Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape: Affirming the Dignity of the Vulnerable Body. New York 2012.

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