This is one of the more intellectually heinous and disingenuous concepts I've ever heard this side of Holocaust denial:
A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to serve a political purpose.
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The paper  theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers' eyes.
In other words, the IDF's soldiers are intentionally damaging Palestinian women by not f---ing them against their wills. And this is an award-winning doctoral thesis by a Jewish Israeli woman.
The line between academic theorizing and incomprehensible dementia is very faint.