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Author Bevacqua, Maria, 1968-
Title Rape on the public agenda : feminism and the politics of sexual assault / Maria Bevacqua
Imprint Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2000
book jacket
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  364.1532 B4673 2000    AVAILABLE  -  30500101289703
Descript xiii, 280 p. ; 24 cm
Note Introduction to anti-rape politics -- Historical development : rape on the feminist agenda -- Anti-rape organizing and strategies -- Historical development : rape on the public agenda -- Anti-rape agenda from the 1980s to today -- Conclusions and implications -- Appendices : Time line of anti-rape events ; Bylaws of the Rape Crisis Center of Washington, D.C. ; Rape Prevention and Control Act of 1975 ; Privacy Protection for Rape Victims Act of 1978 ; Sexual Abuse Act of 1986 ; Violence against Women Act of 1994 ; Advisory Council on Violence against Women ; Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Control Act of 1996
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-267) and index
Women's responses to rape have taken many forms over the past three decades, from guerrilla actions targeting individual assailants to the founding of rape crisis centers. This timely book examines the history, development, and impact of the feminist anti-rape movement, illuminating its importance to the broader women's movement and discussing the public policy implications of this activism. Maria Bevacqua locates the roots of rape consciousness, traces the evolution of an anti-rape ideology on the feminist agenda, describes how the rape issue moved to the wider public agenda, and investigates the various manifestations and strategies of anti-rape politics. She examines how feminists first articulated the rape experience as a women's issue, traces the evolution of anti-rape ideology over a thirty-year period, and considers recent tensions in the movement, including allegations of a feminist date rape "hype" in the media and in the academy. The author untangles the public and legislative responses to the rape issue, analyzing both the political context that made policymakers receptive to anti-rape goals and the effect of the anti-rape movement on American political and social life
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Subject Rape -- United States
Feminism -- United States
Feminists -- United States -- Political activity
Anti-rape movement -- United States
Viol -- États-Unis
Féminisme -- États-Unis
Féministes -- États-Unis -- Activité politique
Mouvement contre le viol -- États-Unis
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