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Just Sex?: The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape

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Winner of the Association for Women In Psychology 2006 Distinguished Publication Award!

The past two decades have witnessed a significant shift in how rape is understood in Western societies. This shift in perception has revealed the startling frequency of occurrences of date rape, obscuring the divide between rape and what was once just sex. Just Sex? combines an overview
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Routledge
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Nov 14, 2014 Sylvester rated it did not like it
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Absolute utter garbage if you ask me. I only read this because it was prescribed as a reading for the course I was doing. It offered nothing but prejudiced and biased data and research design on what constitute as Rape and the myths surrounding it through qualitative sociological analysis.

With a line like: "Why, I wondered, would women choose to have intercourse when the consequences could be so devastating?" and "Women living in misogynist totalitarian conditions" would be enough to tell you wh
This book combines Foucauldian discourse analysis with empirical social psychology research to examine the ways in which Western cultural assumptions about heterosexual relationships create a "cultural scaffolding of rape." Gavey does not argue that all sex is rape*. Rather, she argues that many underlying assumptions about heterosexual sex--from female passivity and insatiable male sex drives to the the coital imperative--create gray areas of sexual coercion that are not quite rape but clearly ...more
Awesome. I used this so much during my thesis research and writing!
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