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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 6: “I Second That Emotion”: Reflections on Feminism, Emotionality, and Research on Sexual Violence

“I Second That Emotion”: Reflections on Feminism, Emotionality, and Research on Sexual Violence
“I second that emotion”: Reflections on feminism, emotionality, and research on sexual violence

Flash: An undergraduate student is preparing her thesis on women's fear of crime. She has insisted on this subject despite the objections of her course directors. She is a medical student, not a social scientist. She feels that understanding women's fear is linked to her questions about the nature of medicine and healing. She wonders why, after exploring the literature, she is beginning to feel more afraid. (December, 1995)

Flash: A postgraduate student audits my session on sexual violence. I watch her face as she responds to what I am saying with nods of agreement. She is silent, speaking only once ...

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