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The Injustices of Rape: How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980

Catherine O. Jacquet


From 1950 to 1980, activists in the black freedom and women's liberation movements mounted significant campaigns in response to the injustices of rape. These activists challenged the dominant legal and social discourses of the day and redefined the political agenda on sexual violence for over three decades. How activists framed sexual violence--as either racial injustice, gender injustice, or both--was based in their respective frameworks of oppression. The dominant discourse of the black freedom movement constructed rape primarily as the product of racism and white supremacy, whereas the domi ... More

Keywords: Antirape activism, Antirape movement, Black freedom movement, Women’s liberation movement, Feminism, Antiracism, Rape, Sexual Violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653860
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine O. Jacquet, author
Louisiana State University