Sexual Violence Against Women

@article{Rutherford2011SexualVA,
  title={Sexual Violence Against Women},
  author={A. Rutherford},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={342 - 347}
}
  • A. Rutherford
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • In 1977, one reviewer of Susan Brownmiller’s classic work, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape (1975) wrote that rape was a topic ‘‘hitherto as well known to conventional scholars as the dark side of the moon’’ (Shorter, 1977, p. 471). Conventional scholars were not alone in their ignorance. Their lack of awareness mirrored the general lack of knowledge—or denial—in the public at large about the prevalence and nature of violence against women to that time. Sexual violence, or the threat… CONTINUE READING
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