Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

May 18, 2013

ART: Incest revisited: A Mexican Catholic priest and his daughter

Author: Gloria González-López
Title: Incest revisited
Subtitle: A Mexican Catholic priest and his daughter
Journal: Sexualities
Volume: 16
Issue: 3-4
Year: June 2013
Pages: 401-422
ISSN: 1363-4607 - eISSN: 1461-7382
Language: English
Full Text: SAGE Journals [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article offers a feminist sociological analysis of Otilia’s incestuous relationship with her father—a Catholic priest. This case study is one in a series of Mexican women’s narratives of incestuous relationships that reveal the sexual objectification of girls and women within the context of the family and its roots in a colonial history shaped by race, class, and gender inequalities. In this case study I also explore the complex origins of double standards of sexual morality within the Catholic Church: the Church desexualizes priests by insisting on celibacy, but perpetrators of incest, who are also priests, may benefit from the historical construction of the family that positions children as vulnerable, dehumanized, and objectified servants of the father.« [Source: Sexualities]