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RAPE - THE FIRST SOURCEBOOK FOR WOMEN BY NEW YORK RADICAL FEMINISTS

NCJ Number
16058
Editor(s)
N CONNELL, C WILSON
Date Published
1974
Length
283 pages
Annotation
GENERAL REFERENCE BOOK ON THE SOCIOLOGICAL, LEGAL, AND POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP OF RAPE, SEXISM AND RADICAL FEMINISM.
Abstract
THIS BOOK BEGINS WITH A COPY OF THE NEW YORK RADICAL FEMINISTS MANIFESTO ON RAPE. THE FIRST CHAPTER CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF A CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING DISCUSSION ON THE SUBJECT. RAPE TESTIMONIES IN THIS BOOK COME FROM THREE SOURCES - THE NEW YORK RADICAL FEMINISTS (NYRF) RAPE SPEAK-OUT, THE NYRF RAPE CONFERENCE SPEAKOUT AND A VIDEOTAPE MADE BY FOUR WOMEN WHO HAD BEEN RAPED. SEVERAL PAPERS ON THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF RAPE AND THE 'ALLEGED VICTIM' CONTROVERSY ARE INCLUDED. A DISCUSSION OF WAYS TO COMBAT RAPE INCLUDES ARTICLES ON RAPE CRISIS CENTERS, MEDICAL ISSUES, SELF-DEFENSE, THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND POLITICAL ACTION. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND RESOURCES ON THE SUBJECT OF WOMEN AND RAPE.