A 'Zoomside' chat about the book 'Good Soldiers Don’t Rape'

This event will be in Zoom

Join us for a 'Zoomside' chat about the excellent book Good Soldiers Don’t Rape (2023, Cambridge University Press) by Professor Megan MacKenzie (Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security, Simon Fraser University), featuring commenters: Dr Marsha Henry (London School of Economics), Khushi Singh Rathore (Jawaharlal Nehru University), and Dr Annika Bergman Rosamond (University of Edinburgh), moderated by Prof Laura Sjoberg (Royal Holloway, University of London).

What? ‘Zoomside’ chat: Introduction and discussion to the book.

When? 29 November 2023. 7am Pacific/10am Eastern/3pm UK/8.30pm India (to name a few).

What happens at this thing? Short presentation, short comments, in-depth conversation with audience participation.

Where? Zoom

Who? ANYONE who wants to come, just sign up. Free for BISA members.

What happens next? You come to this one, then suggest the book for us to do for another one in February! 


Sexual violence is a significant problem within many Western militaries. Despite international attention to the issue and global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements highlighting the impact of sexual violence, rates of sexual violence are going up in many militaries. This book uses feminist theories of 'rape culture' and institutional gaslighting to identify the key stories, myths, and misconceptions about military sexual violence that have obstructed addressing and preventing it. It is a landmark study that considers nearly thirty years of media coverage of military sexual violence in three case countries – the US, Canada and Australia. The findings have implications not only for those seeking to address, reduce, and prevent sexual violence in militaries, but also for those hoping to understanding rape culture and how patriarchy operates more broadly. It will appeal to students, scholars and general readers interested in gender, feminism and the military.

Registration will close two hours before the event begins.

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