Recovery: How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and Their Friends and Family / Edition 1

Recovery: How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and Their Friends and Family / Edition 1

by Helen Benedict
     
 

Addressing both the short and long-term concerns of the rape survivor, Benedict draws on the vast, largely unpublished knowledge that rape crisis workers and social scientists have gathered during the few recent years that rape has been taken seriously and survivors have been heard.

See more details below

Overview

Addressing both the short and long-term concerns of the rape survivor, Benedict draws on the vast, largely unpublished knowledge that rape crisis workers and social scientists have gathered during the few recent years that rape has been taken seriously and survivors have been heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231096751
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Preface
Foreword
Introduction1
A Definition of Rape1
A Definition of Recovery2
How You Recover2
For Those Close to the Victim3
The Cycle of Injustice4
Myth 1: Rape Is Sex5
Myth 2: The Rapist Is Motivated by Lust6
Myth 3: The Rapist Is a Weird Loner9
Myth 4: Women Provoke Rape10
Myth 5: Only Bad Women Are Raped11
Pt. 1Recovery for Women
The Survivors' Stories15
Ch. 1Reactions to Rape21
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours21
A Day to a Month Later25
Long-term Reactions34
Ch. 2How to Help Yourself41
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours42
A Day to a Month Later58
Long-term Recovery72
Victims' Services79
Ch. 3How Others Can Help81
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours81
A Day to a Month Later88
How Men Can Help95
Long-Term Help109
Ch. 4Prosecuting113
Why Bother?113
The Procedures115
How Others Can Help127
Pt. 2Recovery for Special Groups
Introduction131
Ch. 5Rape by Husbands133
Wife Rape: A Definition133
Why Men Do It137
Why Women Marry Them139
How to Stop Rape by Husbands142
How to Recognize the Danger149
Helping Yourself Recover151
How Others Can Help152
Ch. 6Men Get Raped, Too154
Your Reactions158
Rape by Women162
When You and Your Partner Are Both Assaulted164
How to Help Yourself165
How Others Can Help168
Ch. 7The Older Victim171
Your Reactions172
How to Help Yourself176
The Disabled184
How Others Can Help185
Ch. 8Teenagers188
Who Rapes Teenagers?188
Your Reactions189
How to Help Yourself200
Incest204
How Others Can Help206
Ch. 9Lesbians and Gay Men217
Women217
Men224
Reporting and Prosecuting231
Pt. 3Resources
Resources for Part One237
Resources for Part Two331
Notes345
Index357

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >