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Lecture 3

SOC219H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Rape Crisis Center, Rape Culture, Angela Davis


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC219H5
Professor
Jennifer Carlson
Lecture
3

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Lecture 3
SOC219: Gender, Crime & Justice
So…Whats the story? Violence against women
What counts as violence against women?
- Refers to sexual assault and sexual harassment
- Abuse in the context of an intimate relationship
Is it an epidemic?
- Nice metaphor, but misplaced
- An epidemic implies a thing that takes hold, what can you do about it?
Who is most likely to be victimized?
- Women aged 16 to 24
- Women in cohabiting relationships
- Aboriginal women
- Women at the margins: unemployed, homeless, poor
- Immigrants? Refugees? Visible minorities? might not want to get the state
involved
Rape culture
Brownmiller: rape is a conscious process of intimidation by which all men
keep all women in a state of fear
- Intervention downstream work, working in a rape crisis center, dealing
with people who have been victimized
- Prevention upstream work, trying to change the conditions that made that
encounter possible
- Not all men benefit, and not all men are rapists
The case of Daisy Coleman
- Lived in Missouri
- Her dad died in a car crash, moved and went to a new school
- Became friends with Matthew Barnett, a football player
- In 2012, she went to his house and drank and then blacked out
- She woke up on her front lawn with her hair frozen and was scratching on
her front door
- She has been raped and was taunted by a video that Barnett took when they
were having sex
- Her mom wanted to press charges, Barnett’s family was able to get the
presses dropped
Stuebenville Rapes
- Football players, drinks, high school
- Got convicted and was incarcerated
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