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Contribution to Book
Responses to Rape: The Contextualization of Violence Against Women
Case Studies in Communication and Disenfranchisement : Applications to Social Health Issues (1996)
  • Sara Alemán, Arizona State University West
  • Melissa Lavitt, Arizona State University West
Abstract

"A feminist perspective on rape recognizes the political context in which sexual violence occurs and is perpetuated in American culture. From this perspective, sexual violence is the manifestation of societal values that oppress women. Therefore, it is important to recognize that rape is an aggressive and violent expression of men's power. Furthermore, a feminist perspective reminds us that there are societal and cultural messages that explicitly and implicitly sanction the exertion of this power. "

Publication Date
1996
Editor
Eileen Berlin Ray
Publisher
Erlbaum
Citation Information
Sara Alemán and Melissa Lavitt. "Responses to Rape: The Contextualization of Violence Against Women" Mahwah, N.J.Case Studies in Communication and Disenfranchisement : Applications to Social Health Issues (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/melissa_lavitt/12/