A Philosophical Investigation of Rape: The Making and by Louise du Toit

By Louise du Toit

This ebook deals a serious feminist standpoint at the extensively debated subject of transitional justice and forgiveness. Louise Du Toit examines the phenomenon of rape with a feminist philosophical discourse referring to women’s or ‘feminine’ subjectivity and selfhood. She demonstrates how the hierarchical dichotomy of male energetic as opposed to woman passive sexuality – which obscures the genuine nature of rape – is embedded within the dominant western symbolic body. via a Hegelian and phenomenological studying of first-person bills by way of rape sufferers, she excavates an figuring out of rape that still starts off to open up a manner out of the denial and destruction of woman sexual subjectivity.

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