By Rose Corrigan

ISBN-10: 0814707939

ISBN-13: 9780814707937

ISBN-10: 1479815519

ISBN-13: 9781479815517

Rape legislation reform has lengthy been hailed as some of the most winning initiatives of second-wave feminism. but 40 years after the anti-rape stream emerged, felony and scientific associations proceed to withstand enforcing reforms meant to supply extra simply and compassionate felony and scientific responses to sufferers of sexual violence. In Up opposed to a Wall, Rose Corrigan attracts on interviews with over one hundred fifty neighborhood rape care advocates in groups around the usa to discover how and why mainstream platforms proceed to withstand feminist reforms.

In a sequence of richly exact case experiences, the e-book weaves jointly scholarship on legislations and social events, feminist thought, coverage formation and implementation, and felony justice to teach how the leading edge felony techniques hired via anti-rape advocates truly undermined a few of their principal claims. yet whilst its extra radical parts have been thwarted, items of the rape legislation reform venture have been seized upon by means of conservative policy-makers and used to justify new tasks that frequently prioritize the pursuits and rights of legal justice actors or clinical prone over the wishes of victims.

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