Added: June 6, 2015 – Last updated: December 3, 2016
Title: Perceptions of Evil from Abu Ghraib
Subtitle: Female Prison Guards and Sexual Violence
Conference: Evil, Women and the Feminine: 7th Global Meeting (May 6-8, 2015)
Session: 5: How Far Can It Get?
Place: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: May 7, 2015
Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | American History: U.S. History: Asian History: Iraqi History | Offenders: Prison Guards, Women; Types: Sexual Torture; Types: Wartime Rape / Iraq War; Victims: Men, Prisoners
– Inter-Disciplinary.Net (Free Access)
– University of Huddersfield Repository (Free Access)
»In 2003, the world was presented with images of sexual torture from Abu Ghraib, a U.S. military prison in Iraq. For many people, part of the shock of the images was not the fact of the torture of military prisoners by American guards, but rather, the fact that several of the guards were women. Lynndie England, Sabrina Harman, Megan Ambuhl and Janis Karpinski quickly became the infamous face of the U.S. imperialism. The involvement of women celebrating prisoners’ sexual humiliation and pain, then taking trophy pictures of the acts, was extremely difficult for people to believe and it forced western society to realise that simply adding women to the military did not automatically make that military less prone to brutality.
Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Iraq | History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1991–present) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Iraq War / Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse