Is It Rape? on Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously? / Edition 1

Is It Rape? on Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously? / Edition 1

by Joan McGregor
ISBN-10:
0754650669
ISBN-13:
2900754650668
Pub. Date:
02/28/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Is It Rape? on Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously? / Edition 1

In legal practice and in the minds of many people, says McGregor, rape is conceived as a violent assault by a stranger. She considers how the law treats cases of non-consensual sex, particularly between acquaintances, arguing that criminal rape laws are too narrow in capturing only cases where there is clearly recognized physical violence and resistance from the victim, and even then rarely when the two agents know each other. Statutes and legal standards are a major problem, of course, she explains, but societal attitudes and myths about women and sex exacerbate the problem. Among her topics are the historical treatment of rape, consent and autonomy, incapacitation undermining consent, and the harm of rape. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900754650668
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Series: Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: What is wrong with the criminal law of rape?; The historical treatment of rape; Expanding the legal definition of rape; Consent and autonomy; Factors undermining consent: incapacitation; External constraints; I thought she consented: The mens rea of rape; What is the harm of rape?; Bibliography; Index.

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