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Straight Talk About Date Rape : Straight Talk About - Susan Mufson

Straight Talk About Date Rape

Straight Talk About

Paperback Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780816028634
Number Of Pages: 123
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Concentrating on how to avoid & steer away f rom situations that give rise to unwelcome sexual advances, this book goes on to define the nature & behaviour of date r ape & sexual coercion. It also provides compassionate advice for those who''ve been raped. '

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Using examples and analogies to define this often unreported crime, the authors explore their subject's extensive gray area in detail, acknowledging that perceptions of victim and rapist often differ but emphasizing that the element of unwillingness determines legal rape. They blame societal norms - the expectation that a man is in charge, the treatment of both men and women as objects - for rape's prevalence, exploring how traditional roles tend toward misunderstanding (the compliant woman, looking for a longterm relationship, softens her negative with ambiguities easily misread by a "guy" who feels obligated to "score," and entitled because he's paid for an evening). They also discuss acquaintance rape, other sexual aggression, strategies for avoiding problems and for escaping, and coping with the aftermath of an attack; in each case, the male victim's plight is also briefly addressed. The authors' sensible plea, for the long run, favors equalizing the balance of power by changing fundamental attitudes and behavior. The book is tediously repetitious, but also clear, very detailed, and not at all simplistic; conflicting advice (e.g., when to fight back) is presented as such, and the authors caution that "help" victims seek may prove unsympathetic. Thorough and useful. List of sources of help; further reading; index. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780816028634
ISBN-10: 081602863X
Series: Straight Talk About
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 123
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Facts on File Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.19

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