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Hänel, Hilkje Charlotte
What exactly is rape? And how is it embedded in society?
Hilkje Charlotte Hänel offers a philosophical exploration of the often misrepresented concept of rape in everyday life, systematically mapping out and elucidating this atrocious phenomenon. Hänel proposes a theory of rape as a social practice facilitated by ubiquitous sexist ideologies. Arguing for a normative cluster model for the concept of rape, this timely intervention improves our understanding of lived experiences of sexual violence and social relations within sexist ideologies.
Hilkje Charlotte Hänel, born in 1987, holds a PhD in philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin. She is an executive board member of the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Germany and a founding member of the Network of Analytic Philosophy and Social Critique. Hilkje Hänel has held a fellowship at the Carl and Max Schneider Foundation and at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and works on questions of feminism and social justice.