Aliens No More? Addressing Feminist Critiques to Human Rights with Regard to Sexual Violence in the West

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Vedika Luthra


This paper will examine why the feminist critique to human rights is still relevant even in so-called ‘progressive’ Western societies today, with specific attention to sexual violence. The first part of this essay will explore the feminist critique concerning the public/private sphere, paying attention to its historical emergence, and effect on the progression of women’s rights in the area of sexual violence. This will be followed by a discussion of what has formally been done to address the issue, and a general discussion on shortcomings that exist today, with particular attention to the Larry Nassar case in the United States.


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Luthra, V. (2019). Aliens No More? Addressing Feminist Critiques to Human Rights with Regard to Sexual Violence in the West. Journal of Gender and Power, 11(1), 9-19.


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