September 20, 2019. Sexual Violence(s): Against and Within the LGBT+ Community

Laura Linares EVENTS, GENDER&VIOLENCE

Sexual Violence(s) Against and Within the LGBT+ Community 20th September (10am-1pm) C_CONN_C (Connolly Building) Since the elaboration of a critique of rape in the Sixties, the political and theoretical reflections on sexual violence have been unanimously categorised as a feminist effort. Despite continuing to denounce oppression and violence against women within the heteronormative sphere of relationships, feminist movements have then …

APRIL 11, 2019. Sexual Violence(s): Between Past and Present

Laura Linares EVENTS, GENDER&VIOLENCE

Since the elaboration of a feminist critique of rape, the presence of debates on sexual violence in the public sphere has increased, resulting in a growing awareness and in legislative interventions. The reverberations of the social media campaign #MeToo against sexual harassment in the workplace is the most recent example of the new challenges that feminist activism has imposed on …

FEBRUARY 26, 2019. Reading Group Sex/Gender Violence

Laura Linares EVENTS, GENDER&VIOLENCE

You are invited to attend a reading group for the Violence, Conflict and Gender Cluster at 1-2pm on Tuesday 26 February, in ORB_1.24. The reading will be chapter 1, ‘Sex/gender violence’ (pp. 12-41) in Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern, Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?: Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond (Africa Now). Zed Books, 2013 …

NOVEMBER 13, 2018. Sexual violence, counterinsurgents and the legacies of Jean Larteguy’s The Centurions

Laura Linares EVENTS, GENDER&VIOLENCE

Jean Lartéguy’s 1960 novel, The Centurions, which follows a group of French paratroopers through the wars in Indochina and Algeria, is one that has achieved cult status, becoming required reading among American generals prosecuting their own counterinsurgency wars. While the novel is often described as an invaluable how-to guide for counterinsurgents, the use of sexual violence is at the core …