Rape as a Product of War; How Women Become the Second Battlefield

Although Lynn Nottage’s Ruined brings up the conversation of rape in the context of war, it only offers the effects of this issue and fails to discuss the causes. Rape was considered an inevitable part of war; it’s something that was unfortunate, to say the least, but unavoidable. After reading Ruined, I’m left with oneContinue reading “Rape as a Product of War; How Women Become the Second Battlefield”

Ruined: Sexual Violence Awareness

In my post for today, I would like to shed light on the pressing issue: sexual violence. For the sake of my inspiration I will be focusing on the impacts on women.  I read the play entitled Ruined, which for those who have not read this particular play it is about a business woman namedContinue reading “Ruined: Sexual Violence Awareness”

Illuminating the Unseen: Bringing Awareness to War-Rape and Survivors

By: Georgia Pettygrove In Ruined‘s introduction, Kate Whoriskey describes how “[theater] has an incredible capacity for illuminating the unseen, reshaping history, bringing out empathy and providing social commentary.” As the Second Congo Civil War continued in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lynn Nottage traveled to East Africa to write Ruined and, in the process,Continue reading “Illuminating the Unseen: Bringing Awareness to War-Rape and Survivors”