Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 39

and what is quite awful to realise is that his son is being abused by the same predator who had raped him as a child. Foucault’s theory continues to further support this notion of the state being in total control of its ‘species’:

Sex was a means of access both to the life of the body and the life of the species. It was employed as a standard for the disciplines and as a basis for regulations. (Foucault, 1978, p.146)

Assef does not question his motives as he believes as Foucault states that sex was used as a means of control over not only the body but also ‘the life of the species’ (Foucault, 1978, p.146). The detrimental effect of this is of course the continued abuse of its most vulnerable within society. Sohrab despite being rescued and