Transforming a Rape Culture
Emilie Buchwald, Pamela R. Fletcher, Martha Roth
Milkweed Editions, 2005 - Social Science - 424 pages
Originally published in 1993, this pioneering anthology is a powerful polemic for fundamental cultural change: the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality. This edition adds new pieces on Internet pornography, the role of sports in sexual violence, and rape as a calculated instrument of war. The diverse contributors, which include bell hooks, Andrea Dworkin, Michael Messner, Yvette Flores, and Ntozake Shange, are activists, opinion leaders, theologians, policymakers, educators, and authors of both genders who tackle such hot-button issues as pornography and the intersection of race and rape.
The book's statistics have been thoroughly updated, as have essays about sexual violence in K-12 schools and in the church. New pieces from within America's immigrant communities depict struggles with domestic violence, sexual harassment, and community stigmas against reporting rape. This violence, not limited to one race, creed, or nationality, has its roots in cultural biases that are still much in need of change.
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Review: Transforming a Rape CultureUser Review - Isaac Booth - Goodreads
This is a good book. I think it's important for everyone to read to see where our culture is. It's a hard read just because of the subject. I am very interested in this field and sometimes it was hard for me to keep going. I just wanted to sit and cry sometimes. Still good informative read. Read full review
Review: Transforming a Rape CultureUser Review - Goodreads
(It has been a long time since I've read this, and probably the statistics are outdated by now, but it was a very thought-provoking book). Read full review
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