Abstract

This essay provides a critical analysis of rape prevention since the 1980s. I argue that we must challenge rape prevention's habitual reinforcement of the notion that fear is a woman's best line of defense. I suggest changes that must be made in the anti-rape movement if we are to move past fear. Ultimately, I raise the question of what, if not vague threats and scare tactics, constitutes prevention.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 1-19
Launched on MUSE
2004-09-09
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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