GEOG 128
Geography of International Affairs

Rape as a Weapon of War


To Watch/Read

Box 9.1 “Rape as a weapon of war” on pg. 252-253 of the Flint text explains that “rape is increasingly used as a weapon of war: it ‘routinely serves as a strategic function in war and acts as an integral tool for achieving particular military objectives.’ (Ramet, 1999, p. 206).” (Flint, 2012)

Before watching the CBS video clip below, (re)read Box 9.1 to refresh your memory about Flint’s discussion of how rape is operationalized as a tactic of warfare owing to the overlapping structures of patriarchy and the state.

Go to the Alexander Street website to watch War Against Women: The Use Of Rape As A Weapon In Congo's Civil War. Please note: You may be asked to log in with your PSU credentials to view the video.