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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 151–173.
Published: 01 April 2021
... or the iconic representation of the ghostly birangona, she prevents her own rape by detonating a hand grenade she finds in the room, killing both herself and General Shamshad Khan, the Pakistani threatening her. Interestingly, the assailant here is played by the same actor (Shatabdi Wadud) who played the role...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., but rebels. It was Sunday night, March 7, 1971. The first night of the Bangladesh Liberation War was initiated by indiscriminate and brutal killings, rapes, and disappearances of students of Dhaka University. The news spread slowly and through isolated technologies in those days. And so that same week...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the Breast to satisfy white male sexual desire. The latter points to the black Breast’s role as a vehicle of reproduction of the servant class, as it comes to symbolize the rape and offspring that follow as a result. In all cases, women are banned from forming matrilineal bonds with their female offspring...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... It could have been one or three or ten Average height, black, male Unnamed, named, known, unknown Lynched Human torch Human target Swinging like a smoked ham in a tree Towed behind a car Cut Beaten Strangled Disappeared Dismembered Raped Known, unknown, unnamed Drowning, dragging...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... police officers as leverage to rape non-elite women who would have a hard time either proving the rape or proving that they were not prostitutes. And black women in Trinidad and elsewhere were considered unrapeable because of “the idea that all these women of non-European stock were sexually promiscuous...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... evil in “X” situation, such that you become guilty of your own assault, your own rape, and even your own murder. That is to say, we live in a state of vulnerability in the Dominican Republic where even something as appalling as your own murder gives cause for listening to the man who murdered you...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., how women can talk, how women present themselves in public, and how women interact with men. This has been reinforced through religion (Christianity and Islam), statutory laws, customary laws, rape, corrective rape, and public shaming (Oloruntoba-Oju 2006 ; Vincent 2008 ; Kwenaite and Van Heerden...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 October 2020
... cases such as those of Leydi Mauro Pacheco Mur (2018), the woman assassinated in Cienfuegos after having been raped, or Tomasa Causse Fabat (Cienfuegos, 2018) and Delia Echeverría Blanc (Santiago de Cuba, 2017)—who were both assassinated by the ex-partners of their daughters (who also had been raped...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., to go back there and let any part of it touch her again. You think therapy is for white people till you confide in a lecturer who wrote about rape and she tells you to come back, which you do for an hour each Friday for a year till you ask with a ragged throat if everything you are was born...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and if fear links them, then Alicia’s fear of fur and fathers could be considered a fear of incestuous rape. Whereas Alicia implicitly suffers harm, Sally explicitly experiences it. The story “What Sally Said” describes the harm Sally endures in her household. The story’s title reveals how the accounts...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and then dragged her out of the house into the garden, where he assaulted and raped her. The assailant was finally scared away, she said, by her screams and the assistance of her in-laws. An African-American by the name of George Richardson was arrested for the crime. At first Richardson was criminalized...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... states in-alienation from their own identity through divisive politicking and heavy-handed control. Women, in turn, face added trauma resulting from the masculinized enforcement of these states of abjection through sexualized violence in the form of rape, torture, intimidation, and other militarized...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... described her as crazy, “suffering violent fits of insanity” (Davis 2008 ). On March 31, 1914, two drunken white men broke into the house of Marie Scott and attempted to viciously rape her. Her brother heard her screams and defended his home and his sister, shooting and killing one assailant. When...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... These dangers included but were not limited to being subjected to kidnapping, rape, sexual slavery, social marginalization, and the psychological trauma that accompanies all of these. These dangers compounded and complicated various forms of structural inequality based on gender, age, class, caste, citizenship...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
... viscerally if obliquely narrates the linked together violations women suffer—incest, rape, assault, invasion, colonization, death—at the hands of “militarized and domestic patriarchies in the region” that Mehta discusses in her essay. Moving westward across India’s northern border, our “Media Matters...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that depicts rape, silencing, and other forms of gendered violence toward its female characters. By downplaying or ignoring this crucial dimension, nationalist criticism ironically subverts its own intentions: when the critique of a translation functions as a vehicle for nationalist discourse to emphasize...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to be known as “the lost decade” in Latin America. Worse yet, the GOP-dominated Senate has aided and abetted the president in manifesting those agendas. From confirming two Supreme Court justices—one of whom was publicly accused of having attempted to rape a high school classmate—and filling nearly one...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., who had raped her repeatedly, the state supreme court denied her the legal standing to claim self-defense. From Celia’s perspective, the United States was conceived less in liberty than in violence (Freedman 2015 , chap. 1; McLaurin 1991 ). Sexual violence followed blacks into freedom...
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