Friday, August 01, 2014

Review--Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation

Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and SegregationRedefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation by Estelle B. Freedman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fascinating look at a topic still very much in the news. How do we define sexual assault, and how, historically, have charges of sexual assault been used as a political weapon? In addition, how are certain populations disenfranchised from exercising the right to charge sexual assault?

An important look at historic American attitudes that still play out today in questions of power, race and sexuality.


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