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Title: Promoting admiration of Foucault hiding his defense of rape and pederasty
Author: Valls, Rosa
Elboj Saso, Carmen
Serradell Pumareda, Olga
Díez Palomar, Francisco Javier
Aiello, Emilia
Racionero, Sandra
Vidu Afloarei, Ana
Roca Campos, Esther
Joanpere Foraster, Mar
López de Aguileta, Ane
Keywords: Violència contra les dones
Assetjament sexual
Violence against women
Sexual harassment
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2022
Publisher: Hipatia Press
Abstract: Foucault has been quoted as a great intellectual contributor to feminism and education, despite his defense of decriminalizing rape and pederasty. Since the MeToo movement, there is an increasing criticism of Foucault's persona and works. However, in order to avoid recognizing their mistake, some authors say that Foucault's defense of sexual violence was unknown before. This article shows this is not backed by evidence. Data was collected via interviews with 19 subjects with diverse profiles, employing the communicative methodology. The results shed light on the fact that some professors who have included Foucault's works in their classes hid Foucault's position in favor of sexual violence to their students. Interviewees state that there are several reasons why they think those professors hid this fact: a) the most critical thinker; b) the transgressor; c) a relativist intellectual; d) "a shield to hide behind"; and e) the idea that the intellectual must be separated from the person. This study indicates that in transmitting those images and hiding or even justifying Foucault instead of critically analyzing the implication of his works and his defense of sexual violence, perpetuating its justification, such professors act as his "hooligans".
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It is part of: RIMCIS - International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, 2022, vol. 11, num. 1, p. 1-26
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ISSN: 2014-3680
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