Rape is rape : how denial, distortion, and victim blaming are fueling a hidden acquaintance rape crisis

Raphael, Jody

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  • Creator Jody Raphael, JD
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • First edition
    • Chicago, Illinois : Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, [2013]
  • Physical Details
    • 258 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781613744796, 161374479X
  • OCLC ocn820942426


  • More than 80 percent of rapes in the United States are committed by someone the victim knows. Rape deniers endanger the rights of women, condone the behavior of serial rapists, and adversely affect victims and judicial outcomes. Raphael reveals how widespread victim blaming and distortion of the facts are being used to further political agendas.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- Riley -- The distortion of rape statistics: who's doing it and why -- Tracy -- The feminist attack: acquaintance rape as the price for women's sexual freedom -- The conservative attack: acquaintance rape as the result of women's promiscuity -- Danielle and Shae -- Is there a rape "epidemic"? -- Megan -- The truth about false rape claims -- Defending Strauss-Kahn -- Blaming Tracy -- Denial's effects: dangerous indifference -- Punishing Megan -- Freeing Strauss-Kahn -- Believing Riley -- A world without rape denial
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