Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (4):504-523 (2009)

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Sarah Miller
Pennsylvania State University
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Rather than focusing on the legal and political questions that surround genocidal rape, in this paper I treat a vital area of inquiry that has received much less attention: the moral significance of genocidal rape. My aim is to augment existing moral accounts of rape in order to address the specific contexts of genocidal rape. I move beyond understanding rape primarily as a violation of an individual's interests or agential abilities. The account I offer builds on these approaches (as well as on a pluralist approach), by arguing that rape, as a moral injury, negatively affects the very human dignity of victims. My account also emphasizes the relational harm that marks genocidal rape.
Keywords rape  harm  genocide  genocidal rape
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9833.2009.01468.x
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