Paper Title

The Intersectionality of Sexual Assualt and Combat Trauma Among Female Veterans

Panel

Engendering the Military

Location

Room 212, West Center

Start Date

31-3-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

31-3-2016 2:45 PM

Keywords

PTSD, Sexual Assualt, Female Veterans, Combat Trauma, Feminism, Gender, Misogyny

Abstract

This paper will examine performances of masculinities and the consequences for female characters in the live theatrical performances of the plays Ajax in Iraq (military life) and Lovers and Players (civilian life). In so doing, the paper will explore the intersectional systems of oppression suffered by female veterans with PTSD caused by sexual assault and combat trauma. The purpose of this research is to identify the intersectional relationship between masculine performances of sexual assault and the negative treatment of female soldiers in the United States army. The intersectional relationship of sexualization and assault of female military personnel, dehumanizes, marginalizes, and objectifies them in their transition to civilian life. This paper will be draw on analysis of Lovers and Players and Ajax in Iraq and on current PBS interviews and reputable investigative journalism to interrogate the misogyny that exists within the structure of the U.S. military and U.S. society and the consequences for female veterans as they transition to civilian life.

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Mar 31st, 3:30 PM Mar 31st, 2:45 PM

The Intersectionality of Sexual Assualt and Combat Trauma Among Female Veterans

Room 212, West Center

This paper will examine performances of masculinities and the consequences for female characters in the live theatrical performances of the plays Ajax in Iraq (military life) and Lovers and Players (civilian life). In so doing, the paper will explore the intersectional systems of oppression suffered by female veterans with PTSD caused by sexual assault and combat trauma. The purpose of this research is to identify the intersectional relationship between masculine performances of sexual assault and the negative treatment of female soldiers in the United States army. The intersectional relationship of sexualization and assault of female military personnel, dehumanizes, marginalizes, and objectifies them in their transition to civilian life. This paper will be draw on analysis of Lovers and Players and Ajax in Iraq and on current PBS interviews and reputable investigative journalism to interrogate the misogyny that exists within the structure of the U.S. military and U.S. society and the consequences for female veterans as they transition to civilian life.