ISBN-10: 0385477910

ISBN-13: 9780385477918

ISBN-10: 0520210921

ISBN-13: 9780520210929

2011 variation with a brand new Afterword by means of the author

The venerable and sometimes misquoted word "Hell hath no fury like a lady scorned" maintains to hang-out American ladies who accuse males of sexual harassment and rape. during this bracing research of yankee sexual tradition and the politics of acquaintance rape, anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday identifies the sexual stereotypes that proceed to impede justice and minimize ladies.

Beginning with a harrowing account of the St. John's rape case, Sanday reaches again via British and American landmark rape circumstances to provide an explanation for how, except for earliest colonial instances, rape has been a criminal offense impressive for putting the girl on trial. even if she is charged as a fake accuser, gold digger, free or scorned lady, stereotypes be triumphant. American jurisprudence and the general public at huge stay divided on acquaintance rape. 

With the passage of the Violence opposed to ladies Act—one of an important laws for women—a new breed of antifeminists stepped as much as the plate to subordinate women's bid for sexual autonomy and freedom. A groundbreaking, vintage paintings of scholarship that coherently demanding situations the anti-rape backlash and its rhetoric, A lady Scorned maintains to carry a vast viewpoint to our figuring out of acquaintance rape, whether its original vision of a new paradigm for lady sexual equality awaits implementation.

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