Start Date

11-9-2017 10:30 AM

Keywords

Italo-Ethiopian War, Rape, History Geneva Conventions, Anti-Colonialism

Abstract

This paper, “Naming Rape,” shows how and when rape got named as part of the movement against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1936. I show that activists used the term strategically at certain points and specific places of the struggle to sway opinion and move the international community to challenge fascist violence and expansionism. Naming rape was something new for antiwar activists at this time.

 
Nov 9th, 10:30 AM

Naming Rape: The Social Practice of Power, Agency, and Victimization in the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1936-1940

This paper, “Naming Rape,” shows how and when rape got named as part of the movement against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1936. I show that activists used the term strategically at certain points and specific places of the struggle to sway opinion and move the international community to challenge fascist violence and expansionism. Naming rape was something new for antiwar activists at this time.