Violence Against Women
The interdisciplinary silences on sexual violence and the omission of children and youth from social science research speak volumes of the power of the child as a flexible, cultural signifier. In this article, I argue that dominant frameworks of children and childhood make child sexual assault a discursive impossibility for most young people. The epistemic violence of silencing matters, and it is these erasures that are fundamental to understanding violence and power. I argue it is paramount for feminist researchers to call attention to the undermining qualities of Institutional Review Boards that act as gatekeepers of representation and voice.
Hlavka, Heather R., "Regulating Bodies: Children and Sexual Violence" (2019). Social and Cultural Sciences Faculty Research and Publications. 270.
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Accepted version. Violence Against Women, Vol. 25, No. 16 (2019): 1956-1979. DOI. © 2019 SAGE Publications. Used with permission.