Sex and the Citadel: Rape and War

There are iconic images of the end of the Second World War:  the Soviet army reclaiming the Reichstag; jubilant sailors embracing their girls; women paraded semi-naked, heads shaved, a placard of shame around their necks. These were the ‘horizontal collaborators,’ the women who slept with the enemy. Such punishment was a near-universal form of rough … Continue reading Sex and the Citadel: Rape and War