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The Rise and Rise of Sexual Violence

Joanna Bourke

evolutionary psychology approach; ignoring new forms of aggression; and failing to acknowledge the political underpinnings of his own research. In this article, I will explore these shortcomings in relation to sexual violence. The study of sexual violence is

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Becoming a Super-Masculine “Cool Guy”

Reflexivity, Dominant and Hegemonic Masculinities, and Sexual Violence

James W. Messerschmidt

his eventual involvement in sexual violence. In what follows, I first briefly explain Raewyn Connell's (1987 , 1995 , 2000 ) perspective on masculinities, especially hegemonic masculinities, and how, in my work, I have built upon and advanced

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Girls and Young Women Resisting Rape Culture through YouTube Videos

Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

primary targets of sexist jokes, trolling, sexually explicit marketing ploys, and other forms of misogyny that condone sexual violence and perpetuate harmful perceptions of gender ( Fileborn 2014 ; Henry and Powell 2015 ; Powell 2015 ; Salter 2013

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Scenes of Subjection

Slavery, the Black Female Body, and the Uses of Sexual Violence in Haile Gerima's Sankofa

Z'étoile Imma

victimization and “den[ying] the[m] their revolutionary gestures.” Kelly Lawler (2016) further problematizes Parker's decision to keep rape “offscreen,” suggesting that such a choice “sanitizes sexual violence.” Such critiques underscore the problem of

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Rekinning Our Kinscapes

Renegade Indigenous Stewarding against Gender Genocide

Sandrina de Finney, Shezell-Rae Sam, Chantal Adams, Keenan Andrew, Kathryn McLeod, Amber Lewis, Gabby Lewis, Michaela Louis, and Pawa Haiyupis

“Sisters Rising” research facilitator, I have witnessed many participants sharing their stories regarding sexualized violence and then being dignified and honored for their strength and supported in knowing that these stories would nurture advocacy and

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Gender on Trial

Changes in Legal and Discursive Practices Concerning Sexual Violence in Poland from the 1970s to the Present

Agnieszka Kościańska

Since 1932, Poland has had a progressive law regarding rape, according to which rape is defined regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim or their gender. However, this law has not been fully executed because of widespread stereotypes concerning rape. This paper draws on multiple ethnographic and archival sources and focuses on the changes in discourses on rape and court practices in rape cases that have occurred since the 1970s. It shows that feminists have been instrumental in shifting discourses of sexual violence and court practices in rape cases by bringing women’s/victims’ voices into the public sphere. This paper also unveils mechanisms of emancipation that were not possible without local developments in expert knowledge and local feminist activity.

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When Princesses Become Dragons

Critical Literacy, Damsel, and Confronting Rape Culture in English Classrooms

Shelby Boehm, Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, Kathleen Olmstead, and Henry “Cody” Miller

Introduction Fairytales do not always have a happily-ever-after ending. Princess narratives, where the helpless damsel in distress needs to be saved by the valiant prince, are often influenced by oppressive systems of sexual violence, male

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Beyond Male Israeli Soldiers, Palestinian Women, Rape, and War

Israeli State Sexual Violence against Palestinians

Revital Madar

human rights organizations working in the area, Wood considers the Israeli–Palestinian case an example of a conflict in which sexual violence of combatants against civilians is limited. Alongside Israeli denials and classification of documents (see

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Ruined Abjection and Allegory in Deadgirl

Sol Neely

for the Village Voice , pans the film as “shitty” but nevertheless admits, “There’s actually something going on in Deadgirl ; the initial ‘teen male sexual libido’ automatically equaling ‘sexual violence’ formulation goes in a slightly different

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(Para)normalizing Rape Culture

Possession as Rape in Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Annika Herb

beyond narratives that limit the experience to the personal through first-person narration, risking “depoliticiz[ing] and privatiz[ing] rape by emphasizing the trauma experienced by survivors without exposing the social origins of sexual violence” ( 2017