Rape in War and Peace: Some Thoughts on Social Context and Gender Roles

TitleRape in War and Peace: Some Thoughts on Social Context and Gender Roles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsSideris, Tina
JournalAgenda
Volume16
Issue43
Pagination41-45
Date Published01/2000
Abstract

TINA SIDERIS argues that for those wishing to challenge the values and practices which sanction violence against women, a crucial task is to carefully examine the social context in which sexual violence is perpetrated.

The social context in which violence against women is perpetrated impacts on the forms it takes and on how it is explained and perceived. The concentrated and predominantly public nature of violence in war makes it easier to mobilise moral outrage at rape in the context of war, than to challenge the everyday sexual violence that is enacted in situations of in-peace (Romero, 1985). [Excerpt]

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2000.9675810
Reprint EditionTaylor and Francis Online.
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