Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: June 1, 2023 – Last updated: June 1, 2023


Speaker: Ai Baba

Title: A Case for Including Asexuality in the Study of History

Subtitle: Fighting Against Historical Amnesiaand Evasion of Colonial Responsibility

Conference: 38th Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association: Just Imagine. Imaginging Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making and the Radical Politics of Futures (November 8-10, 2018) – Online Program

Session: 463. Remembering Empire and Resisting Coercion: Movements for prison abolition, transnational a/sexual activisms, and colonial responsibility (Moderator: Cynthia Barounis)

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date: November 10, 2018

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History | Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women" System; Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Asia-Pacific War





Abstract: »With the assumption that all human beings are sexual, discussions of sexual violence against women by men in history lead deniers to claim that it was inevitable, because sexuality is innate. For example, this is the case with those who refuse to acknowledge the “comfort women,” who were sexually enslaved by the imperial Japanese military during World War II. But was it really inevitable? This paper will propose how including asexuality in the study of history can help fight against historical amnesia and evaders of colonial responsibility, by using Japan, formerly an empire, as a case study« (Source: Online Program)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Japan / Shōwa era | Prostitution: Forced prostitution / Comfort women | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence / Wartime sexual violence in World War II | War: Pacific War / Japanese war crimes