‘The Cultural Context of Rape and Reform’

BALANCING THE SCALES: RAPE, LAW REFORM AND AUSTRALIAN CULTURE, P. Easteal, ed., pp. 1–12, Federation Press, Sydney, 1998

Posted: 11 Mar 2010

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

Parts of the Australian cultural ecology - such as gendered language and concepts, incidence and nature of sexual violence, and the construction of gendered temperament and sexuality - that impact on rape law reform are explored. Easteal examines the mythology of sexual assault which sees victims being blamed for their involvement in rape, and being pressured into experiencing shame and self doubt.

Keywords: sexual assault

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., ‘The Cultural Context of Rape and Reform’ (1998). BALANCING THE SCALES: RAPE, LAW REFORM AND AUSTRALIAN CULTURE, P. Easteal, ed., pp. 1–12, Federation Press, Sydney, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1567778

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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