Sexual Violence Against Women

  title={Sexual Violence Against Women},
  author={Alexandra Rutherford},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={342 - 347}
  • A. Rutherford
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Political Science
  • 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… 

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