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Introduction

This is the first critical study of feminist practices of ‘speaking out’ in response to rape. This book argues that feminist anti-rape politics are characterised by a belief in the transformative potential of women’s personal narratives of sexual violence. The political mobilisation of these narratives has been an incredibly successful strategy, but one with unresolved ethical questions and political limitations. The book explores both the successes and the unresolved questions through feminist archival materials, published narratives of sexual violence, and mass media and internet sources. It argues that that a rethinking of the role and place of women’s stories and the politics of speaking out is vital for a rethinking of feminist politics around sexual violence and key to fresh approaches to combating this violence.

Keywords

Gender Women's studies Victimology Victims #metoo crime and gender crime and media sexual violence gender and politics domestic violence online narrative breaking the silence politics and crime

Authors and affiliations

  • Tanya Serisier
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98669-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98668-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98669-2
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