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Rereading the Body Politic: Women and Violence in Judges 21

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The essay compares the treatment of the women of Shiloh in Judges 21 with that of the pilegesh who is raped in Judges 19. The gaps and silences surrounding the violent acts against women described in Judges 21 can be filled with modern atrocities committed against women, particularly those in the rape camps in Bosnia. Filling the gaps will oblige the reader to hear the silence of the women who were given no agency by the biblical authors. If women can march through city streets to "take back the night," then feminist critics can also "take back the texts," or at least recognize what is at stake in the process of representing rape and the act of reading violence.


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