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“As the backlash against feminist research continues unabated, this important volume signals no retreat. Bringing together the foremost international researchers in the area of violence against women, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women offers excellent assessments of the dimensions of date rape-particularly on college campuses. Reasons why this form of violence against women has provoked such intense responses as well as new methodologies are thoroughly explored. Finally, the work examines the impact this research has on those who do it and calls for more work on women's victimization and the links between it and other forms of discrimination.” – Meda Chesney-Lind, Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii–Manoa A remarkable introduction to research in the field, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women provides cutting-edge information on the various ...

Chapter 1: Stepping on Toes: Social Roots of Date Rape Lead to Intractability and Politicization

Stepping on Toes: Social Roots of Date Rape Lead to Intractability and Politicization
Stepping on toes: Social roots of date rape lead to intractability and politicization
MaryP.Koss and HobartH.Cleveland

The early 1990s found rape research, especially as it was depicted in the public media, embroiled in an intensely politicized debate over the nature of date rape. This politicization can be contrasted to the environment of the early 1980s, before the last decade's wave of rape research changed the way we think of sexual violence. Then, rapes were seen as products of a psychopathic fringe of men. Some 15 years later, researchers faced a drastically different understanding of rape and sexual aggression, one that we ourselves helped bring about. Through surveys of college men and women, community surveys, ...

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