Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 23, 2013

ART: Rape as a Weapon of Hate: Discursive Constructions and Material Consequences of Black Lesbianism in South Africa

Author: Megan E. Morrissey
Title: Rape as a Weapon of Hate
Subtitle: Discursive Constructions and Material Consequences of Black Lesbianism in South Africa
Journal: Women's Studies in Communication
Volume: 36
Issue: 1
Year: 2013
Pages: 72-91
ISSN: 0749-1409 - eISSN: 2152-999X
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »When the violent years of apartheid ended in South Africa in the early 1990s, the nation reinvigorated a commitment to equality. Despite institutional gains and the constitutional recognition of gay rights, violence against gay and lesbian people in South Africa persists. This critical rhetorical analysis reveals that much media coverage about the nation constructs Black lesbianism in South Africa as especially liminal. Discursively marginalizing these women positions them such that they become vulnerable to physical/material disciplining in the form of “corrective rape.”« [Source: Women's Studies in Communication]