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I felt useless and not man enough – Masculinities and Sexual Violence against Men in Northern Uganda
March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
***Please note, this event has been rescheduled and will take place Wednesday, March 27th at 3pm at the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre, 314 York Lanes***
Guest Talk with Dr. Philipp Schulz (University of Bremen)
“I felt useless and not man enough – Masculinities and Sexual Violence against Men in Northern Uganda”
Wartime sexual violence against men is perpetrated more frequently than commonly assumed, yet remains consistently under-explored. Despite increasing attention in the literature on gender and armed conflict as well as in the policy-sphere, much remains unknown about these crimes and about male survivors’ lived realities and perspectives. How exactly the impact of sexual violence on male survivors’ gender identities unfolds remains particularly marginalized. In this talk, Dr. Philipp Schulz seeks to address this gap, examining in-depth the intersections between masculinities and sexual violence. Drawing on northern Uganda as a case study and building upon empirical research conducted with male survivors of sexual violence over an extended period of time, the talk explores the experiences of male sexual violence survivors through a gender lens. Although focused on the interplay between gender and vulnerabilities, the talk will also consider ways in which survivors exercise agency and advocate for justice in response to their harms.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 3pm–4.30pm
Location: Harriet Tubman Resource Centre, 314 York Lanes, York University
All sessions will be open to faculty & students. Light refreshments will be provided