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The Story of Jane Doe

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Startling, incisive and surprisingly funny, this is the true story of a woman who challenged stereotypes, the justice system, the police -- and won.

On an August night in 1986, Jane Doe became the fifth reported woman raped by a sexual serial predator dubbed the Balcony Rapist. Even though the police had full knowledge of the rapist’s modus operandi, they made a conscious d
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 20th 2004 by Vintage Canada (first published 2003)
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Bree Lark
Sep 22, 2015 Bree Lark rated it really liked it
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Nat
Dec 05, 2010 Nat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great book simply because it educates and personalizes at the same time - something many texts struggle to do. By that same token, Jane Doe wrote the book quite some time after the initial experiences so while I don't doubt her feelings and actions, there is some synthesis that occurs long after the fact. But really, I can't imagine being in that situation at all - Jane Doe makes a number of points about 'good' rape victims and with the advent of the internet and a highly sexualized ...more
Kaitlyn
Jul 19, 2007 Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing
Jane Doe took on the Metropolitan Police?! She was used by the Police as bait to catch the serial “Balcony Rapist”?! I think that in and of itself is significant. I got a chance to meet Jane Doe. She told the audience her predominate issue is that people only see is the fact she won her suit against the Police. True, that is what first got me interested in her, but once I finished the book that was not the only thing that stuck in my mind. In reality her book is her own personal reflections of ...more
Marielia
Jan 17, 2014 Marielia rated it it was amazing
It was an incredible book. The way she presented the realities of rape within society was creative and thought provoking. You could literally feel her frustration towards the whole system. I would recommend this book to anyone because it truly is an eye opener.
Jennie
Dec 17, 2011 Jennie rated it really liked it
Jane Doe, a Toronto woman, sues Toronto Police for not protecting her from a local rapist. This non-fiction book lets you in on the aftermath of rape and it's affect on one psyche. Part of my home library. She created great change with rape awareness.
Fijona
Aug 12, 2014 Fijona rated it really liked it
A rare look into how the Canadian police handle cases of sexual assault. I recommend this book to any woman who may be dealing with the police - traditionally a very patriarchal organization.
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"Jane Doe" is a name frequently used as a pseudonym by women who wish to be anonymous.
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