No Sugar, No Spice

  title={No Sugar, No Spice},
  author={Lori B. Girshick},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1500 - 1520}
This article discusses some of the main issues raised by woman-to-woman sexual violence. The author emphasizes the challenges of admitting that sexual violence by women occurs, changing laws to acknowledge the seriousness of woman-to-woman sexual abuse, improving agency services for lesbian and bisexual survivors of sexual abuse, and compelling the antiviolence movement to take this issue seriously. A major focus concerns the need for a feminist analysis of sexual violence that accommodates the… Expand
Woman to Woman Sexual Violence
Treatment issues are discussed and challenging questions are raised in an attempt to increase counselors' awareness of the issue of sexual violence between women with the goal of providing more comprehensive treatment to survivors of woman to woman sexual violence. Expand
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Violence and abuse within same sex relationships have not received the attention they merit as significat psychosocial health issues. The lesbian and gay community has reached a developmentalExpand
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A Descriptive Analysis of Same-Sex Relationship Violence for a Diverse Sample
  • S. Turell
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Violence
  • 2004
This study contributed to the data about same-sex relationship violence with a large sample (n = 499) of ethnically diverse gay men, lesbians, and bisexual and transgendered people. Physical violenceExpand
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