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Rape as a Weapon of War
Vol. 11, No. 4, Women and Violence (Autumn, 1996), pp. 5-18
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810388
Page Count: 14
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This essay examines how rape of women and girls by male soldiers works as a martial weapon. Continuities with other torture and terrorism and with civilian rape are suggested. The inadequacy of past philosophical treatments of the enslavement of war captives is briefly discussed. Social strategies are suggested for responding and a concluding fantasy offered, not entirely social, of a strategy to change the meanings of rape to undermine its use as a martial weapon.
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