Are atrocities inevitable? A conversation with “NewsTalk” Radio Ireland

By — February 13, 2012

Take a listen to this live interview I did with Sean Moncrieff on Radio Ireland’s “NewsTalk”—he asks solid questions about whether rape has always been used as a weapon of war, and whether men are targeted the same way. Maybe most interestingly, Moncrieff wonders: “Given that atrocities inevitably take place in conflicts, so will rape?” I counter that we used to think it was okay to treat children with violence at home—but many cultures no longer accept that. Change the culture, mix with intervention, pay attention, and maybe we’ll get somewhere.