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Disgrace rape culture rhetoric in the New South Africa

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Show simple item record Moffat, Nicola 2019-09-04T09:09:04Z 2019-09-04T09:09:04Z 2013-09
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract With recent cases, such as those in New Delhi and Steubenville, Ohio making international headlines, rape and rape culture are the focus of a worldwide debate on how much women's rights movements have succeeded in diminishing sexual violence against women. Part of the debate centres on the definition of rape, where a rhetoric of 'legitimate' rape has been adopted by parties associated with patriarchal power. This article argues that such rhetoric performatively constitutes and thereby perpetuates rape culture, not only in the 'third' world but in modern Western states and, that the preservation of the rhetoric of rape culture does not merely perpetuate sexual violence against women, but also the perceived ownership of women's bodies, compulsory heterosexuality and the continuation of binary genders. Using J. M. Coetzee's novel Disgrace (2000), I contend that rape itself is a constitutional force in shaping women's lives and their identities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;5(1), pp.97-114
dc.subject patriarchal power en_US
dc.subject rape en_US
dc.subject third world en_US
dc.title Disgrace rape culture rhetoric in the New South Africa en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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