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* Topic of the week: Rape is always the fault of the rapist. Makes sense doesn't it?
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"Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through our online support group, Pandora's Aquarium."
Louise is "an Australian woman with a fiery mix of Danish and Celtic extraction. I have been an activist for abused women, one way or another, for 24 years, culminating in the co-authoring and publishing of my book, Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male partners."
"'Who is she?' Sophie asked.
"'That, my dear,' Teabing replied, 'is Mary Magdalene.'
"Sophie turned. 'The prostitute?'
"Teabing drew a short breath, as if the word had injured him personally. 'Magdalene was no such thing. That unfortunate misconception is the legacy of a smear campaign launched by the early Church.'"(VAN BIEMA, 2003)
"Scholars have known for decades, if not longer, that Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute, and that she had been erroneously conflated in early Christian tradition with the penitent woman in Luke" (Belief net)
This is a feminist rape crisis center website with the goal to commit to equal justice for all women and girls. This site has pages on political issues such as victim blame and survivor stories. Includes bilingual resources and advocacy.
"Over the past few years, vital data has been deleted, buried, distorted, or has otherwise gone missing from government websites and publications.
The National Council for Research on Women has begun to document how these changes and exclusions affect women's lives in a new report, entitled MISSING: Information About Women's Lives." While not specifically about sexual assault this site contains data about violence against women.
NOW- The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. This is the NOW page on violence against women.
Look up statistics on the RAINN website.
is a group for those interested in sexual violence. You can share:
Andrea Dworkin - LETTERS FROM A WAR ZONE: WRITINGS 1976 - 1989
Bevacqua, Maria (2000). Rape on the public agenda : feminism and the politics of sexual assualt. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Find this in a library
Buchwald, Emilie & Fletcher, Pamela R. Roth, Martha (1993). Transforming a rape culture . Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions.
This book is
an analysis of the following:
Matthews, Nancy (1994). Confronting Rape (International Library of Sociology). New York: Routledge.
This is a summary of the feminist rape crisis movement over the past two decades "from grass-roots efforts to the institutionalization of state-funded rape-crisis centers." see also the books cited by the above text. Find this in a library
Russell, Diana E. H. (1984). The Politics of Rape: The Victim's Perspective. USA: Backinprint.com.
A book which explores the concept of rape as a manifestation of sexism. Find this in a library
Howard, Angela & Kavenik Francis. (2000). Handbook of American Women's History. CA: Sage Publications Inc.
This is a good resource on the history of the rape crisis movement. Other topics to look up might be Andrea Dworkin and the women's movement of the 1970's.
"Both sexist stereotypes and common law conspired to make rape a criminal proceeding on which the victim and her behavior were tried rather than the defendant." p. 465, Rape / Sexual Assault
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Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.
rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486
Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.
Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).
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