"You Can't Say 'No' to a Soldier": Sexual Violence in the United States during World War II

@inproceedings{Smith2013YouCS,
  title={"You Can't Say 'No' to a Soldier": Sexual Violence in the United States during World War II},
  author={Michaele Katherine Smith},
  year={2013}
}
  • Michaele Katherine Smith
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Between 1939 and 1946 the number of rapes in the United States increased approximately 45 percent. This project strives to explain the cultural factors the fueled this increase. Existing societal beliefs and the legal system of this period held rape victims responsible for their own victimization. Additionally, the wartime mobilization of the 1940s liberated millions of young men from community and family moral surveillance. Some men experienced this liberation as license to coerce sex from… CONTINUE READING

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