No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

by Amber J. Keyser

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Overview

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe. In the US, someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. More than 320,000 Americans over the age of twelve are sexually assaulted each year. Men are victims too. One in thirty-three American men will be sexually assaulted or raped in his lifetime. Yet only 3 percent of rapists ever serve time in jail. Learn about the patriarchal constructs that support rape culture and how to dismantle them: redefining healthy manhood and sexuality, believing victims, improving social and legal systems and workplace environments, evaluating media with a critical eye, and standing up to speak out. Case studies provide a well-rounded view of real people on all sides of the issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541540200
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 412,773
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Evolutionary biologist-turned-author Amber J. Keyser has a MS in zoology and a PhD in genetics. She writes both fiction and non-fiction for tweens and teens.

Her young adult novels include Pointe, Claw (Carolrhoda Lab, 2017), an explosive story about two girls claiming the territory of their own bodies, and The Way Back from Broken (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (and a finalist for the Oregon Book Award). She is the co-author with Kiersi Burkhart of the middle grade series Quartz Creek Ranch (Darby Creek, 2017).

Her nonfiction titles include The V-Word (Beyond Words/SimonTeen, 2016), an anthology of personal essays by women about first-time sexual experiences (Rainbow List, Amelia Bloomer list, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and Chicago Public Library Best Nonfiction for Teens) and Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes (Twenty-First Century Books, 2015), among numerous other titles.

Her forthcoming books include Tying the Knot: A World History of Marriage (Twenty-First Century Books, 2018) and Underneath It All: The History of Women's Underwear (Twenty-First Century Books, 2018). More information at www.amberjkeyser.com. Connect with Amber on Twitter @amberjkeyser.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Toxic Brew 4

Chapter 2 Power Plays 16

Chapter 3 Alternate Realities 28

Chapter 4 The Bodies of Women 44

Chapter 5 I Need You to Believe Me 60

Chapter 6 In The Legal System 80

Chapter 7 Yes Means Yes, No Means No 98

Chapter 8 Speaking Out, Standing Up 108

Source Notes 122

Glossary 132

Selected Bibliography 134

Further Information 135

Index 140

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