Rape as a Weapon of Genocide
This article analyzes recent Iraqi texts, some authorizing and others condemning rape as a weapon of war. The focus is on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) perpetrators of sexual violence, their Yazidi victims, and two women’s demands for reparative, restorative justice.
In May 2013, Syrian graphic artist Sana Yazigi launched The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution. It is still going strong. A trilingual website, it archives intellectual and artistic responses to the Syrian revolution that endures since 2011 despite attempts to repress it.
miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University read more