Real Rape / Edition 1by Susan R. Estrich
Pub. Date: 10/15/1988
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Many men believe that they can force women to have sex against their will and that it isn't rape--at least, not if the man knows the women and doesn't beat her up or wield a wepon. The law's casual treatment of such rape cases is the subject of this pioneering book, which is both a powerful exposé of the often shocking facts and a trenchantly written call for reform.
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Table of Contents
1. My story
2. Is it Rape?
3. Wrong Answers: The Common Law Approach
4. Modern Law: The Survival of Suspicion
5. The Law Reform Solution
6. New Answers
Index of Cases
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I do not condone rape and I oppose anyone who would perform such a violent, degrading act but the author is mistaken if she thinks that YES sometimes means NO. NO means NO and YES means YES, period. Deviation from this basic logic forces a gray area condition and that's delusional. The author is on a witch hunt and most of the material isn't worth the time spent reading it.
Give me a break. This book is a joke. Tries to identify problems that simply don't exist. I appreciate Ms. Estrich's own unfortunate experiences, but that doesn't justify broadsweeping, unfounded, unsupported and counterintuitive conclusions. A world that simply doesn;t exist . . . thank God.
This is a man-hunt. Where's the evidence and the even-handed production of witnesses, documentation? Conversations with the spectrum of professionals is non-existent. This 'book' is not worthy of further consideration.
The above title is a more accurate description of this book. The author writes in the same confusing manner that she displays on the many Cable Television shows she regularly appears on. The book does not present the reader with enough pertinent information on this most complex and brutal of Felony crimes.