Fregoso Essay and Senorita Extraviada Study Guide

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Study Guide: Rosa Linda Fregoso – “Voices Without Echo: The Global Gendered Apartheid” Fregoso discusses different perspectives of the film “Senorita Extraviada.” She groups the interpretive discourses on feminicide into two master narratives: the moral discourse and the discourse of globalization. The moral discourse employs a strategy which blames the causes of sexual violence on the victims, women in this case. In order to devalue the deaths of women, the state accused the women of being lesbians or living double lives, respectable work by day and casual sex work by night. It used non-traditional sexual behavior as a justification for their killings. Although citing dangers of modernity—its promulgation of nontraditional gender/sexual behaviors—is a circuitous way of once again blaming the victims, chiefly under their lack of agency and moral fortitude to resist temptation, the subtext underneath the discourse of morality is one of nostalgia: a lament for an earlier era of traditional, strong-arm masculinity. Mexican officials have blamed women’s growing independence and mother’s entering the workforce rather than staying at home to guide the children for the “disintegration” of the family and the
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course BUAD 305 taught by Professor Davila during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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