“Homosexualization” revisited: an audience-focused theorization of wartime male sexual violence

  title={“Homosexualization” revisited: an audience-focused theorization of wartime male sexual violence},
  author={David Eichert},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={409 - 433}
  • David Eichert
  • Published 16 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
ABSTRACT This paper builds upon and challenges existing literature regarding the causes of wartime male sexual violence (particularly Sivakumaran’s concept of “homosexualization”). The author argues that norms about sexuality and the intended audience of violence motivate male sexual violence in three ways. First, perpetrators choose to express power over the individual victim through the weaponization of masculinity, bodily integrity and/or sexual identity. Second, sexual violence can be used… 
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