As “inner cities” are being deployed as symbols of unchecked violent crime and social disintegration, the history Gallo traces is vital.
Bringing sex offenders to justice was as challenging in the Middle Ages as it is today.
It was their word against the word of the adults, the doers of God’s work on Earth.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
An 1852 rape case reveals that colonization was an uneven process.
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.
The metaphor of rape has framed understandings of the U.S. military’s occupation of Okinawa.