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Rape : an act of genocide or a crime against gender? / by Gail Soonarane.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: HV6558 .S66 2006

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    Is wartime rape a crime against gender or a genocidal act that implicates both gender and ethnicity? Rape-as-a-crime-against-gender is the very distortion of women's identities and experience that its proponents resist. It implies a one-dimensional victim, whose identity lies substantially in her sex. Its proponents style ethnicity, race, religion or nationality as secondary, if not irrelevant, identities. Rape is reduced to a closed exchange as between man and woman, in which the vulnerabilities to intersecting identities are not merely distorted, but denied. Rape-as-genocide accurately describes a systemic campaign of sexual assault without sacrificing the subjective experience of the victim. Though it acknowledges the community-wide implications to rape, this acknowledgement is peripheral to its real exercise, in which women are conceptualized as beings vested with identities beyond their anatomies, and sex as more than an erotic exchange between its immediate actors.
    Variant Title
    Act of genocide or a crime against gender
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Soonarane, Gail.
    Published
    2006
    Notes
    Thesis (LL.M.)-University of Toronto, 2006.
    Includes bibliographical references.
    Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services. 22 cm.
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    English
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    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    iii, 58 p.

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