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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:54 AM

The politics of rape

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The politics of rape

Rape is one violent form of oppression and is a mechanism by which individuals or groups gain, express and maintain their dominance and power over others. This is evident when rape is used as a tool of war, when men are raped in jail, or when rape occurs on the basis of someone's race, age, ability or sexuality. Rape is about the use and abuse of power to intimidate, degrade or control others with less status. The fact that women and children are raped more often than men is a manifestation of lesser power and inferior status in society.

Structural and institutional powers and societal beliefs maintain a culture where women have less power and status. Power imbalance or discrimination is also practised on the grounds of race, class, sexuality, age and ability. Sexual violence for women then, is not only an extension of sexism, but often exists in conjunction with these other forms of oppression.


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Reply The politics of rape (Original post)
G_j Aug 2012 OP
Solly Mack Aug 2012 #1
G_j Aug 2012 #2
Liber T. Anjustis Aug 2012 #3
hlthe2b Aug 2012 #4
MineralMan Aug 2012 #5
lapislzi Aug 2012 #6
G_j Aug 2012 #7
lapislzi Aug 2012 #8
redqueen Aug 2012 #9
G_j Aug 2012 #10
redqueen Aug 2012 #11
G_j Aug 2012 #12
redqueen Aug 2012 #13

Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 10:56 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. Thanks Solly Mack

and I still have my star!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. You have FIVE forums for women's issues

 

But you post in GD instead?

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Response to Liber T. Anjustis (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:40 AM

4. Since when is rape only a WOMAN'S issue...?

What an attitude.

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Response to Liber T. Anjustis (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. Rape is a general issue, not just a women's issue.

Your post, telling another DUer where to post and not to post, is unwelcome and prematurely posted.

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Response to Liber T. Anjustis (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:28 PM

6. Wow. You have a lot to learn.

Did you even read the post before running your mouth?

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Response to Liber T. Anjustis (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. yes I did

And if you read the actual post you might get that rape is not just a "women's issue".

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Response to G_j (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:11 PM

8. Anutha hit 'n quit.

We won't see our stealth poster back here again.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 03:18 PM

9. Thanks for posting this...

Pornography is an extreme form of female objectification. It says nothing about a women's sexuality, but says a lot about how society wants men and women to behave.


Looking forward to perusing the site later.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 09:18 PM

10. I think that is exactly

what makes something 'obcene', in the real sense.

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Response to G_j (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:08 AM

11. Good insight.

If I recall correctly, the UK's obscenity laws touch on that concept, by characterizing any act which has the potential to cause physical harm as obscene.

However since objectification is a concept which is still mostly ignored as a problem outside the Scandinavian countries...

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Response to redqueen (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:18 AM

12. yes, I think the concept reflects too much truth about

ourselves as a culture/society to be acknowledged, or owned. Tragically, the denial of this truth will continue to harm both women and men.

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Response to G_j (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 12:33 PM

13. Very much so. nt

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