Discusses laws & legal definitions, assesses at-risk women by victim demographics (race, age, education, income). Includes charts.
Research has also confirmed that rape is a form of control of women by men and by society. Cathy Roberts in the book Women and Rape argues that the fear and experience of rape acts as a form of control …for fear keeps women isolated, looking for protection and looking to stay out of the way. As a result, women try and keep within boundaries they feel safe in. Eva’s husband may have been trying to exert this control and power over her. His violence, says Eva, was aggravated by the fact that he wanted ownership of the house, a house Eva says she ‘starved to buy’ before her marriage. But she was resisting.
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