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Unformatted text preview: castration of the men of the conquered group. This concept and symbolic meaning of rape are rooted in patriarchal Western society, in the ideology that devalues women in relation to men and looks at women as property of men, so if men control women, also controls men. So rape is considered a legitimate form of aggression against the opposing army. Of the use of force against neophyte women, women in the mission were often flogged because they deserved it, but it is claimed that their right to privacy was always respected because they were flogged inside the womens dormitory, called monjero (nunnery). Flogging women in private was considered to be a part of the civilizing process because it instilled into them the modesty delicacy, and virtue belonging to their sex....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.
- Winter '10