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How to break a rape culture

How to break a rape culture

Fanghanel, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-4041-561X (2017) How to break a rape culture. In: IV European Geographies of Sexualities Conference Abstracts Book. EGSC, pp. 44-45.

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This paper examines how it is, despite the fact that women have been speaking out against acts of sexual aggression in public space for decades, we continue to live in a context which promotes spatialized violence against women through fear of crime discourses. Using elements of the 2016 Brexit campaign as a starting point, I interrogate how rape culture is produced by (and it turn produces) rape myths, which produce fear of crime based on fear of the Other. I deconstruct some of the ways in which rape myths are perpetuated. I advance, following Deleuze and Guattari, how war machines might work to break a rape culture, or at least begin this work. Demonstrating how they saturate everyday discourses, this paper emphasises why it is imperative that we continue to speak about, and act against, rape culture in contemporary social sciences.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: IV European Geographies of Sexualities Conference Abstracts Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, rape culture, agonism
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 15:43
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
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