Sex_x_Coercionx_Sx08

Sex_x_Coercionx_Sx08 - Political rape Context: war, ethnic...

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Force and coercion physical assault non-physical: threat of retaliation, economic coercion Exercise and misuse of power (over women, men, children) Includes rape, spousal or partner abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children
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Rape = any kind of sexual activity committed against person’s will Cross-cultural issues Rape-prone vs. rape-free societies - 50% factors: overall violence, male- dominance, rigid gender roles
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Unformatted text preview: Political rape Context: war, ethnic cleansing, occupation Purpose: make divisions permanent, tactic of terror Since 1996, a crime against humanity Rape Misconceptions Rape is natural and universal Rape is primarily about sex power, both individual and collective Rape is violent assault or physical trauma The rapist is a stranger The rape victim provoked it (dress, manner)...
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