October 17, 2021

Barry Discusses Biblical Rape Culture with The Daily Beast

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry was interviewed for an article on The Daily Beast entitled, “Forget the Meteor. We Should Be Talking About Biblical Rape Culture in the Sodom Story.”

As Jennifer Barry, an associate professor at the University of Mary Washington and expert in the history of sexual violence told me, “in stories like Sodom and Gomorrah and Judges 19, the sexual violence preserved in the text focuses on the protection of men, while casually handing over women (some of whom are never heard from again).” Read more.