Journal Entry #8
In No Turning Back, Freedman discusses the importance of gender and violence.
Frethman dives into the idea of rape and the issue of abusive husbands during the mid
19 century. The first step was to understand that rape could come from close members of
the family as well as strangers. Marital rape is when their spouse rapes their significant
other. Terms such as these became prominent in this second wave feminist movement.
Understanding the importance of naming all forms of violence against women as
illegitimate practices became known.
In Smith’s article “Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide,” it is really
tough to find support after being a victim of sexual violence. In a colonial context, rape is
accepted because their bodies are considered dirty and sexually violable.
In Morales’ work, “Radical Pleasure,” she describes how she learned so much
from surviving her experience with sexual violence. She claims that one should strive to
recover from this feeling of abuse.
In “Engaging Men Against Violence,” Grove debates why men refuse to partake
in antiviolence efforts. Grove wants to explain why men should participate in this to
fully understand the damage and burden is causes.
“Alternative Interventions to Violenc