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Understanding Sexual Violence Against Men During Civil War as a Strategic Tactic

Monday, March 6, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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IDP Speaker Series with Dr. Jessica Auchter, Research Chair in Visual Culture in International Studies and Full Professor at Université Laval in Québec

This is a hybrid event. People may register to attend in-person or online. The event is free, but registration is required to attend.

Jessica Auchter’s talk will focus on intersections between masculinity and violence and on the strategic use of sexual violence as a tool during civil war. While women are often victims of such violence, this talk focuses on those instances when men are targeted as a mechanism of emasculation that serves particular political and strategic aims. Specifically, the talk will draw out the strategic logic of sexual violence against men in cases of civil war, such as Syria, where we see its widespread occurrence in the context of government detention centers, and in cases of ethnic violence, such as Myanmar, where the military has adopted its use as a tactic of ethnic cleansing. Though sexual violence often manifests differently for men and women in these cases, both are premised on norms of masculinity and vulnerability that structure social, political, and ethnic identities.

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