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J Interpers Violence. 2015 Nov;30(19):3419-23. doi: 10.1177/0886260514563835. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Rape and the Straw Man: A Response to Lindsay Kelland.

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University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa.

Abstract

Lindsay Kelland has taken issue with a claim I made in a book titled The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys. In response to this claim, she has argued that when a woman is raped, it matters that her rapist is a male because "her situation as a woman under patriarchy is partly constitutive of the harm that she suffers" in being raped. In my response to her article, I show that she has taken my claim out of context and thereby misrepresented it. As a result, her article fails to respond to anything I said.

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rape; sexism; straw man; violence

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PMID:
25526728
DOI:
10.1177/0886260514563835
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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