Surviving wife rape: how women define and cope with the violence.

@article{Bergen1995SurvivingWR,
  title={Surviving wife rape: how women define and cope with the violence.},
  author={Raquel Kennedy Bergen},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={1995},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={117-38}
}
This article investigates how women define their experiences of marital rape and cope with the violence. The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted among 35 survivors of marital rape. It found out that women's definition of sexual violence often change over the course of the relationship in a similar manner, from seeing the sexual attacks as an aberrant incident, to redefining the incident as rape, to terminating the relationship with a ¿rapist¿. This study further describes the 6… CONTINUE READING

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