Lucky: The Sequel

40 Pages Posted: 9 May 2005

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Martha Chamallas

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law


Lucky: The Sequel is a review essay based on Alice Sebold's 1999 memoir Lucky in which Sebold describes her own rape as a college student, her experiences as a rape victim and her navigation of the legal system. Chamallas uses Sebold's rape narrative to explore themes of particular interest to feminist legal scholars. She discusses the intersection of race and rape, the continuing controversy surrounding the categorization of rape as a crime of violence versus a sex crime and the usefulness of considering the social and cultural dimensions of the trauma of rape.

Keywords: Estrich, MacKinnon, feminism,

JEL Classification: J78, K14

Suggested Citation

Chamallas, Martha, Lucky: The Sequel. Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 80, 2005. Available at SSRN:

Martha Chamallas (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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