War Rape Literature Review

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Kristine T. Hagen, M.Ed. “The Nature and Psychosocial Consequences of War Rape for Individuals and Communities” International Journal of Psychological Studies; 2.2(2010): 14-25.
This article a critical examination of existing literature on the nature and consequences of war rape through a socio-cultural and feminist lens has been presented. Rape that occurs in the context of war has distinct features, consequences, and implications for research and service providers. Historically the rape of women during war can be traced back to the eleventh century with the occurrence of rape continuing into present day wars. Here, writer had argued that pre-existing conditions of gender socialization, inequality, body objectification,
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Those cases also known as trigger events; provide an entry point for deep reflection, allowing for the health of gender justice to be evaluated. The Delhi Rape provoked an unprecedented examination of gender justice in India. However, this article is based on an empirical analysis of two mass dailies and two weeklies, found that the press failed to strike a balance between a fully developed story and incident based reporting. It became a watershed moment in Indian journalism. This study revealed that the Delhi Rape had arguably the most extensive coverage of any rape case in India, which is significant. The globalization of the news cycle played a major role in public debate and demand for a significant response from the government to take immediate action to protect women from sex crimes, but there are many lessons to be learned from this remarkable coverage. It is the case that the sensational aspects of the Delhi Rape occupied centre stage. One rationalization for this is that the primary purpose of any newspaper is to increase circulation. For instance, the attention given to celebrities’ views of the Delhi Rape and the personal story of the victim’s pain and promise struck a chord with readers and, in turn, fulfilled this economic imperative. However, the Delhi Rape is more than just a horrific crime that ignited anger; it needs to be understood as a matter of gender justice. Gender justice situates crimes against women within the larger structure of patriarchal power. The structure of power has worked against the interests of women in the way sexual crimes are reported in India and other societies. Over the course of this study, press had worked to better understand the progress which has made with respect to gender justice against the propensity for sensationalism - a paradox that requires a great deal of thought. On the one hand,

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