Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers

Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers

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“In our 20 years of campaigning to change the laws in 50 states, women often called to report their neglect by local agencies. Now, with the power given these women by Dr. Bergen's excellent, definitive documentation, neither this issue nor these people can be neglected.”–Laura X, National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape “Raquel Kennedy Bergen's impressive study challenges us to look seriously at a form of violence that has been largely ignored by researchers and practitioners alike. Wife Rape deepens our understanding of the devastating experience of marital rape. Further, the study illuminates the problems practitioners and activists face as they confront wife rape. Bergen's important study promises to reopen the topic of wife rape. This book should be read by everyone involved in ...

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