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

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Addressing both the short and long-term concerns of the rape survivor, Benedict draws on the vast, largely unpublished knowledge that rape crisis workers and social scientists have gathered during the few recent years that rape has been taken seriously and survivors have been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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231096751
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.07 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Introduction 1
A Definition of Rape 1
A Definition of Recovery 2
How You Recover 2
For Those Close to the Victim 3
The Cycle of Injustice 4
Myth 1: Rape Is Sex 5
Myth 2: The Rapist Is Motivated by Lust 6
Myth 3: The Rapist Is a Weird Loner 9
Myth 4: Women Provoke Rape 10
Myth 5: Only Bad Women Are Raped 11
Pt. 1 Recovery for Women
The Survivors' Stories 15
Ch. 1 Reactions to Rape 21
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours 21
A Day to a Month Later 25
Long-term Reactions 34
Ch. 2 How to Help Yourself 41
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours 42
A Day to a Month Later 58
Long-term Recovery 72
Victims' Services 79
Ch. 3 How Others Can Help 81
When It Happens: The First Twenty-four Hours 81
A Day to a Month Later 88
How Men Can Help 95
Long-Term Help 109
Ch. 4 Prosecuting 113
Why Bother? 113
The Procedures 115
How Others Can Help 127
Pt. 2 Recovery for Special Groups
Introduction 131
Ch. 5 Rape by Husbands 133
Wife Rape: A Definition 133
Why Men Do It 137
Why Women Marry Them 139
How to Stop Rape by Husbands 142
How to Recognize the Danger 149
Helping Yourself Recover 151
How Others Can Help 152
Ch. 6 Men Get Raped, Too 154
Your Reactions 158
Rape by Women 162
When You and Your Partner Are Both Assaulted 164
How to Help Yourself 165
How Others Can Help 168
Ch. 7 The Older Victim 171
Your Reactions 172
How to Help Yourself 176
The Disabled 184
How Others Can Help 185
Ch. 8 Teenagers 188
Who Rapes Teenagers? 188
Your Reactions 189
How to Help Yourself 200
Incest 204
How Others Can Help 206
Ch. 9 Lesbians and Gay Men 217
Women 217
Men 224
Reporting and Prosecuting 231
Pt. 3 Resources
Resources for Part One 237
Resources for Part Two 331
Notes 345
Index 357
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