Howard French discusses.
Major hat tip to Texas in Africa
Tags: Congo, media, Poverty porn, rape
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#1 by Duncan on May 17, 2011 - 12:51 pm
I’m not sure I buy this. Yes, there has been a disproportionate focus on the role of rape in the conflict as opposed to death but I don’t see how this sort of killing is any less rooted in pre-existing stereotypes about how Westerners perceive Africa.
I mean stuff like ‘The Heart of Darkness’ is all about murder and has very little, if I recall correctly, on sexual violence.