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Collective Rape: The Continued Victimization of Women in the International System
Seymour, Lisa Ann

2010, MA, Kent State University, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of Political Science.
Collective rape in the international system has become a travesty of epic proportions. It has been occurring since Biblical times, yet the global community has done little to address the issue. Historically, collective rape has been considered a byproduct of warfare, but this thesis proves that it has become a methodical weapon utilized to destroy a community with extensive repercussions for the future. Through the examination of collective rape through a hybrid theory referred to as the Triad Approach to Understanding Collective Rape, this thesis illustrates the indicators which can, and often do, result in the use of collective rape. By examining case studies of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, research shows that collective rape is a result of longstanding historical tensions combined with a defined division between genders and gender roles. These criteria culminate in an environment where collective rape is an effective method of destruction on a local and national level. Further, this approach demonstrates that collective rape can be eradicated through an international movement towards education, action, and commitment to ending rape as a weapon of war throughout the world. The time to observe the phenomenon is over, and the time to act is now.
Julie Mazzei, PhD (Committee Chair)
Landon Hancock, PhD (Committee Member)
Jennifer Maxwell, PhD (Committee Member)
134 p.

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