TITLE

Sexual Property: Staging Rape and Marriage in Indian Law and Feminist Theory

AUTHOR(S)
Basu, Srimati
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Feminist Studies;Spring2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses legislation concerning rape in India. According to the author, rape laws are deeply rooted in systems of exchange which define sex as a kind of property necessary for women to access the material benefits of marriage. It is suggested that the system's emphasis on women's victimhood and the government's protection is frustrating to feminists even while the criminalization and prosecution of sexual violence is in itself important progress. Topics discussed include consent, a 2004 rape case involving actors Rudranil Ghosh and Oindrila Chakraborty, and feminist jurisprudence.
ACCESSION #
61905719

 

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