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Transforming Campus Rape Culture: Lessons From Complexity Theory

Diane Crocker and Marcus A. Sibley

in Collaborating for Change: Transforming Cultures to End Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190071820
eISBN:
9780190071851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071820.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores how rape culture, as a concept, is used to mobilize efforts to reduce campus sexual violence. While rape culture is not simple, institutional responses assume it is. This ... More


Learning to “Speak without Shame”: A Feminist Response to Gendered Violence in Priya’s Shakti

Valerie Wieskamp

in The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834645
eISBN:
9781496834690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834645.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Though sexual violence is often cloaked in silence, the “Delhi bus rape” that led to the death of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey in 2012 incited an abundance of public discourse. One ... More


“Felawe Masculinity”: Teaching Rape Culture in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Carissa M. Harris

in Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755293
eISBN:
9781501730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755293.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores how men in same-sex contexts use obscenity to denigrate women and perpetuate rape culture. It argues that this paradigm, sometimes, taught men to have as much sex as possible ... More


“No Accident, No Mistake”: Acquaintance Rape in Recent YA Novels

Roxanne Harde

in Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Following the thematic foundations set out in Laurie Halse Anderson’s germinal YA rape novel, Speak—when, how, and whom to tell about the rape; the ways in which the survivor reacts to the rape, ... More


‘Rape Culture’ Narrative, State Feminism, and the Presumption of Guilt

John Brigham

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the ‘rape culture’ paradigm that has become state policy in the United States. For at least the last decade, the idea of a ‘rape culture’ has dominated consideration of sexual ... More


Netflix Feminism: Binge-Watching Rape Culture in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Unbelievable

Júlia Havas and Tanya Horeck

in Binge-Watching and Contemporary Television Studies

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474461986
eISBN:
9781399509091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461986.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores to what extent Netflix’s binge-able programming strategy and its effect on serialised narrative structures open up new avenues for interrogating rape culture in popular ... More


Disruptive bodies

Alexandra Fanghanel

in Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter builds on themes established in previous chapters by examining these potentialities in relation to the creation of war machines and establishment of a praxis (Freire, 1968). I return to ... More


Recognizing a Public Health Crisis

Gordon Braxton

in Empowering Black Boys to Challenge Rape Culture

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197571675
eISBN:
9780197571705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571675.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

There is an epidemic of violence in America, but boys are trained to sit on the sidelines. This chapter introduces the reader to key definitions, such as sexual violence, as well as key concepts, ... More


The Anthropocene Is a Motherfucker

Jane Caputi

in Call Your "Mutha": A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190902704
eISBN:
9780190902742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Critical Anthropocene analyses, including those naming the era the Capitalocene and the Plantationocene, neglect to analyze the gendered-sexual domination, or rapism, that founds the era. The origins ... More


Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Alexandra Fanghanel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Issues of social and spatial gendered justice have never been more pertinent in contemporary post-industrialist societies. This book which marks an intervention in contemporary debates about women’s ... More


Teen Feminist Digital Activisms: Resisting Rape Culture in and around School

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

in Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 7 explores how teen girls are using social media to engage with institutionalized and systematic forms of sexism, sexual objectification, and harassment constitutive of not only what can be ... More


Disruptive play

Alexandra Fanghanel

in Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, BDSM communities and sexual practices have received increasing attention in academic circles and in popular discourse. Part one explores what happens at the threshold of kinky ... More


Twitter as a Pedagogical Platform: Creating Feminist Digital Affective Counter-Publics to Challenge Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

in Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter shows how feminists are using not only Twitter but a diverse interconnected range of social media platforms to engage in their digital activism. Drawing on a survey of 46 self-defined ... More


Hashtag Feminism: Sharing Stories with #BeenRapedNeverReported

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

in Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on women’s use of the Twitter hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported. Using the hashtag, hundreds of girls and women shared the reasons they didn’t report incidents of sexual assault by ... More


Leveraging Partnerships Between Faculty and Staff to Transform Rape Culture on Campus

Andrew J. Rizzo, L. B. Klein, Zachary Ahmad-Kahloon, Meera Seshadri, LaWanda Swan, and Lee Helmken Cherry

in Collaborating for Change: Transforming Cultures to End Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190071820
eISBN:
9780190071851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071820.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Ending gender-based violence (GBV) on campus requires sustained efforts to transform the rape culture that is embedded in college and university systems. While partnership with student activists is ... More


Introduction: Digital Feminist Interventions

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

in Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, we begin by making a case for the ubiquitous ways rape culture, harassment, and sexual violence continue to be a part of many girls’ and women’s everyday lives, despite the ways in ... More


Living in a Rape Culture: Gang Rape and “Toxic Masculinity” in Abbie Spallen’s Pumpgirl (2006)

Carole Quigley

in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, Volume 2 (1992-2016)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859470
eISBN:
9781800852617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859470.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Abbie Spallen’s Pumpgirl (2006) is a contemporary Irish play set just on the north side of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It focuses on the performance of gender ... More


Introduction: Reading Sexual Violence

Rhiannon Graybill

in Texts after Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190082314
eISBN:
9780190082345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082314.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Hebrew Bible contains many accounts of rape and sexual violence. Feminist approaches to these stories remain dominated by Phyllis Trible’s 1984 book Texts of Terror. This chapter and book offer a ... More


Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, feminists have turned to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network, and organize against contemporary sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. The emergence of ... More


Introduction: Tainted Witness in Testimonial Networks

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The introduction lays out the framework for why we doubt what women say about their lives; defines the figure of the tainted witness as who a woman can become, not who she is; places the figure of ... More


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