Emily Manktelow Gender, Power and Sexual Abuse in the Pacific: Rev. Simpson’s ‘Improper Liberties’ is an uncomfortably timely microhistory of a child sexual abuse case in the South Seas Mission of the London Missionary Society. It aims to give voice to those whom the archive has silenced, and to listen […]
Tag: sexual violence
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, as well as in our own time.
The history of responses to campus gang rape can help us understand recent allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Reflections on the #MeToo movement from the NotchesBlog crew and friends.
The diagnosis of mental defectiveness legitimated the state’s reproductive control of sexually promiscuous and sexually violated girls and women.
Interview by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation (Harvard 2013) charts the complex and shifting meaning of sexual violence in the United States. It is unique in focusing on the legal and political, rather than personal and experiential, dimensions of American rape culture. Centering on the […]
This article by Notches editor Julia Laite appeared in the September 9, 2014 issue of The Guardian. The latest development in a near-150-year-old saga made headlines this week: an armchair detective has used DNA evidence to claim that Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper, the infamous figure who murdered and mutilated women in […]