Monday, September 2, 2013

RAPE AS A POLICY OF STATE POWER

Colonialist powers and acts of a sexualized violence, such as rape by institutions, enacted through individuals :

The Case of Djamila Boupacha:

Torturers statements to Djamila before they "gave her pleasure" :
  "You won’t be raped, you might enjoy it"


Documentary: "Pour Djamila"  by Caroline Huppert

The documentary is about  Djamila's  account of the then "good technology" ( the technology that is so good that "it looks like magic" )

Trailer at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17BYuY1STA



More on rape as a State Policy:

" the intention is that of objectifying one human being, "treating them merely as things, or body-objects with no legitimate access to the future” (Marso, 2012).

See also:
Rape and Colonial State Power: Simone de Beauvoir and the Case of Djamila Boupacha
http://www.academia.edu/1774645/Rape_and_Colonial_State_Power_Simone_de_Beauvoir_and_the_Case_of_Djamila_Boupacha


PICASSO's Cover for the Book: