Challenging Narratives of Anti-Rape Movement’s Decline
Gender and Women's Studies
A recent trend in scholarship characterizes the anti-rape movement as founded with radical goals and achieving success at reforming rape laws, but then declining because of co-optation by the state. This article challenges narratives of decline in light of the history of the anti-rape movement and current anti-rape activism. By focusing their critique on criminal justice and therapeutic approaches to sexual violence, and failing to account for the diversity of the anti-rape movement, advocates for narratives of decline ignore parts of the movement that challenge the state and other parts that use broader cultural and community-based strategies to end rape.
Violence Against Women
Baker, C. N. & Bevacqua, M. (2017). Challenge Narratives of the Anti-Rape Movement's Decline. Violence Against Women, 1-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801216689164.
Publisher's Copyright and Source
Copyright © 2017. Article published by SAGE in Violence Against Women, first published online on March 9, 2017. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801216689164