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Thinking woman-to-woman rape: A critique of Marcus's 'Theory and politics of rape prevention'

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dc.contributor.author Malinen, KelleyAnne
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-23T15:22:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-23T15:22:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Malinen, K. (2012). Thinking woman-to-woman rape: A critique of Marcus's 'Theory and politics of rape prevention'. Sexuality & Culture, 17(2), 360-376. en_US
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1007/s12119-012-9155-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/2158
dc.description.abstract This article uses the empirical fact of woman-to-woman rape as a lens to critique Sharon Marcus’s ‘‘Fighting Bodies, Fighting Words: A Theory and Politics of Rape Prevention.’’ To the extent that any theory forecloses this fact, we can assume it is erroneous. While Marcus’s work is promising in its intention to deconstruct binary views of gender, it largely reiterates the very dualism it seeks to destabilize. I explore two different deconstructive arguments that can be drawn from the piece, each of which has been adopted by some thinkers. The first forecloses woman-to-woman rape while the second makes theoretical room for it. The second argument has the potential to deconstruct the first. Following the logic of Judith Butler’s thoughts on gender transgression, I suggest a synthesis of these two arguments. Finally, I explore ways the self-defense strategies Marcus p en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fonds de recherche sur la socie´te´ et la culture Sexual and Gender Diversity: Vulnerability and Resistance Research Team (York University) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Woman-to-woman en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal violence en_US
dc.subject Transgression en_US
dc.subject Sharon Marcus en_US
dc.subject Judith Butler en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.title Thinking woman-to-woman rape: A critique of Marcus's 'Theory and politics of rape prevention' en_US
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