What Is Rape?

Sexual Abuse: Issues for the Nineties, Vol. 57, pp 16-21, 1996

11 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last revised: 18 Jun 2018

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

Confronting myths about rape is an essential component of rape prevention, and integral to changing attitudes about gender, power and misogyny. Easteal therefore challenges erroneous views of what rape is, who rapes, why men rape, and the impact of rape on the victim. She describes how these myths contribute to under reporting, and suggests reforms to different components of the criminal justice system.

Keywords: rape and myths, rape and attitudes, gender, rape and reporting

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., What Is Rape? (1996). Sexual Abuse: Issues for the Nineties, Vol. 57, pp 16-21, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743912

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

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

Australia

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