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Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Rose Corrigan


Rape law reform has long been hailed as one of the most successful projects of second-wave feminism. Yet forty years after the anti-rape movement emerged, legal and medical institutions continue to resist implementing reforms intended to provide more just and compassionate legal and medical responses to victims of sexual violence. This book draws on interviews with over 150 local rape care advocates in communities across the United States to explore how and why mainstream systems continue to resist feminist reforms. The book weaves together scholarship on law and social movements, feminist the ... More

Keywords: rape law reform, second-wave feminism, anti-rape movement, sexual violence, rape victims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814707937
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814707937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rose Corrigan, author