Vesna Kesic

is a prominent Croatian feminist and an antiwar activist. She has published many articles and has participated in many public debates in and outside of Croatia, on issues of women and war. Her essay “A Response to Catharine MacKinnon’s article ‘Turning Rape into Pornography: Postmodern Genocide,'” published in Hastings Women’s Law Journal, has received worldwide attention.


Media reports on the Balkan wars brought for the first time news of widespread rape-practices to the public’s attention. By disentangling the heady mix of nationalism, chauvinism, ethnicity and gender construction, Vesna Kesic asks however, how far we really have advanced in our attitudes towards rape and institutionalised violence against women.

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