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Conclusions

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the conclusion, the author reiterates the insidious influence of rape myths within ancient and contemporary culture. These myths only serve to ensure that rape survivors are consistently denied ... More


Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

James Ptacek (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, antiviolence activists know that justice for most abused women remains elusive. Most victims of violence against women do not call the ... More


‘She asked for it’

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the myth of rape victim precipitation, which suggests that rape victims may be to blame for their own rape. After considering the ramifications of this myth for contemporary ... More


The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Caroline Blyth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this book, the author takes a journey through both biblical and contemporary cultures, contemplating the commonality and diversity of rape survivors' experiences across space and time. In ... More


A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

Cynthia Herrup

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139259
eISBN:
9780199848966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139259.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge—these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But in 17th-century England, a sex scandal in which the 2nd Earl of ... More


 How the Blue Goddess of Speech Turns Blue

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the problem of violence toward women and the silencing of women through violence. Through a myth in the Great Blue Tantra (Bṭhannīla Tantra) this chapter examines a ... More


 RATIONAL IMAGINING, RESPONSIBLE KNOWING

Lorraine Code

in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159431
eISBN:
9780199786411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159438.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Although knowing other people often seems to offer better exemplars of the complexity of knowing than does knowing medium-sized physical objects, the scope and limits of such knowledge need to be ... More


 Violence as a Force of Oppression

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that violence is and has always been a crucial component in the origin and maintenance of oppression. It explores how violence and the threat of violence constrain the actions of ... More


Rape Myths

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to the subject of rape myths, those stereotyped, false beliefs about sexual violence, which impact upon individual and community responses towards victims of rape. ... More


The ‘Real’ Victim of Rape

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the cultural myth that rape victims are ‘damaged’ or ‘defiled’ by their assault. The author suggests that the origin of this myth lies in age‐old ideologies that regard women as ... More


Sarita Colonia

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Sarita Colonia, the most prominent folk saint in Peru. It examines Sarita’s biography in relation to myth formation; compares Sarita’s story of virginity and ... More


Government as Partner Against the Past

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter juxtaposes the role of government with the “paradox” of freedom. The U.S. government's varying role in regulating issues of employment (in Lochner), sexual relations (rape law, polygamy, ... More


Introduction

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Dinah, a literary victim of sexual violence, whose story is told in the narrative of Genesis 34. The author raises the issue of Dinah's silence within this ... More


Rape or Seduction?

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the common cultural myth that rape is little more than an outplaying of normative sexuality, where the dominant male pursues and conquers the typically reluctant female. The ... More


‘Not your typical rapist’

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the myths and misperceptions surrounding rapists, including the belief that ‘men just can't help themselves’ and the false stereotypical images of the ‘archetypal’ rapist. ... More


Marriage, Law, and Society: A Tangled Web

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores marriage in the social and legal context. It looks at who marries, and what marriage seems to mean to them. Marriage is a crucial social institution, and many people bemoan the ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Temkin

in Rape and the Legal Process

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198763550
eISBN:
9780191710391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763550.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that addressing the problem of rape requires a broadly-based strategy involving the examination of factors that promote sexual violence ... More


Defining Crimes: Essays on The Special Part of the Criminal Law

R.A. Duff and Stuart Green (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269228
eISBN:
9780191710100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269228.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This collection of essays, tackles a range of issues about the criminal law's ‘special part’ — the part of the criminal law that defines specific offences. One of its aims is to show the importance, ... More


From Rare Perversion to Patriarchal Crime: Feminist Challenges to Knowledge about Incest in the 1970s

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the earliest feminist exploration of child sexual abuse as a political issue, showing how concern with the issue emerged from anti‐rape organizations and began to spread ... More


Killing to Prevent Rape

Fiona Leverick

in Killing in Self-Defence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199283460
eISBN:
9780191712654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283460.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter is the second of two chapters dealing with the issue of proportionality in self-defence. It examines the issue of whether or not it is ever permissible to kill to prevent rape. The ... More


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