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Rape as a weapon – not a cultural tradition.

This is a fantastic op-ed piece from the June 25th edition of the New York Times.  The author addresses a lot of rape myths on an international level. Anyone interested in international human rights issues and how gender stereotypes and colonial attitudes can affect the way the world interprets these issues should take a moment to read this piece.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/opinion/26iht-edshannon.html

The piece is also somewhat timely as Robson Hall hosted Doris Buss in the Winter 2010 term. Professor Buss spoke on “Rethinking Rape as a Weapon of War”. A video of her talk at Robson Hall is available here:

http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/law/newsite/video.php?page=doris-buss-robson-hall-large

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