Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia (2020)

Rape Warfare The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia In Beverly Allen learned of the existence of rape death camps in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia from a former student a women of Croatian heritage In these camps women have been detained and r
  • Title: Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia
  • Author: Beverly Allen
  • ISBN: 9780816628186
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia
    In 1992, Beverly Allen learned of the existence of rape death camps in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia from a former student, a women of Croatian heritage In these camps, women have been detained and raped repeatedly by Serbian soldiers, whose goal often is to impregnate their victims or to torture them before they are killed In this highly personal account, Beverly AllenIn 1992, Beverly Allen learned of the existence of rape death camps in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia from a former student, a women of Croatian heritage In these camps, women have been detained and raped repeatedly by Serbian soldiers, whose goal often is to impregnate their victims or to torture them before they are killed In this highly personal account, Beverly Allen provides a compelling testimony and analysis of the horrifying phenomenon of a military policy of rape for the purpose of genocide In Rape Warfare, Allen examines the complexity of identity in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia through the accounts of rape death camp survivors and those who work to help them She then presents and analyzes the information she has gathered about genocidal rape, all the while asking, How can I, an empathizing outsider, communicate what is happening without reinforcing the damage that has already been done In a nuanced discussion of the ethics of representing such atrocities, she decides to forgo storytelling except when the stories I tell are my own Allen concludes with an impassioned argument for bringing to trial the perpetrators of genocidal rape By turns personal, polemical, and informative, Rape Warfare is a lucid guide for anyone seeking to make sense of what is happening in Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia.
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    One Reply to “Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia”

    1. After reading this book, I actually began a email conversation with Beverly Allen that helped to broaden my consciousness and strengthen my conviction Without her and Brownmiller, I don t think I could study rape in warfare I simply wouldn t know where to begin or feel comfortable with my own feelings about doing it.

    2. brief note my original review is below in the intro the author notes that she grew up in First Covenant CHurch, Oakland, my family s church so no wonder my parent s got her book I ll have to find out about who she is Found this on my parents shelf, actually It is about the use of genocidal rape in the Balkan conflict a weird term, maybe, but in the context of a misogynistic and medieval view of human reproduction which sees the female body as merely an incubator which contributes nothing geneti [...]

    3. Hearing the word rape usually brings in mind a meek women forced for sexual favors by a powerful man Rape is acknowledged as a crime, however, only if it is recognized as rape It has been quite difficult to define rape due to its multiple dimensions Is it gender based Concerns sexuality Greater sexual needs Power dynamics Beverly Allen explores all these questions in a deep meaningful way This, in turn, sets the basis for the topic in hand Rape genocide Rape genocide is a portentous crime so atr [...]

    4. Very interesting book It talks about the Rape Death camps in which forced pregnancy was imposed on Bosian Croat women I believe Beverly Allen makes two valid points When you try to breed out a population , it s essentially genocide Also, if you are able to spread disease through sperm, you are basically a biological weapon.

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