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Obscene Undersides: Women and Evil between the Taliban and the United States


Mary Anne Franks


University of Miami School of Law

Winter 2007

FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, Robin May Schott, Indiana University Press, 2007

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This paper proposes to supplement an American self-identity predicated on a model of absolute difference from the Taliban (good versus evil, etc.) by exploring affinities between their respective ideologies. The place of "woman," within and through the preponderance of sexual exploitation/violence common to both, is the starting point of this analysis. This article reads the two conflicting powers in a Lacanian/Zizekian dyad of the "Law" and its "obscene superego underside."

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Keywords: feminism, philosophy, psychoanalysis, Lacan, Zizek, war on terror, sexual violence

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Date posted: March 27, 2009  

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Franks, Mary Anne, Obscene Undersides: Women and Evil between the Taliban and the United States (Winter 2007). FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, Robin May Schott, Indiana University Press, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1369367

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University of Miami School of Law ( email )
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Coral Gables, FL 33146
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