Disrupting Rape Culture

📒Disrupting Rape Culture ✍ Fanghanel, Alexandra

✏Book Title : Disrupting rape culture
✏Author : Fanghanel, Alexandra
✏Publisher : Policy Press
✏Release Date : 2019-01-16
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781529202540
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Disrupting rape culture Book Summary : ’50 shades’, pussy grabbing, topless protest, nasty women. Women, sexuality and politics are at the forefront of popular discussion today. Despite the rise in research and public awareness about rape culture and gendered violence, women’s bodies in public space continue to be treated violently. Using case studies from the US and UK – focusing on the sexualised pregnancy, the BDSM player, the sexy protest – Fanghanel interrogates how the female body is challenged by and challenges gendered violence. Rape culture continues to thrive in contemporary society: this book demonstrates how it happens, the politics that are mobilised to sustain it and how it can be contested.

📒Disrupting Rape Culture ✍ Fanghanel, Alexandra

✏Book Title : Disrupting rape culture
✏Author : Fanghanel, Alexandra
✏Publisher : Policy Press
✏Release Date : 2019-01-16
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781529202557
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Disrupting rape culture Book Summary : ’50 shades’, pussy grabbing, topless protest, nasty women. Women, sexuality and politics are at the forefront of popular discussion today. Despite the rise in research and public awareness about rape culture and gendered violence, women’s bodies in public space continue to be treated violently. Using case studies from the US and UK – focusing on the sexualised pregnancy, the BDSM player, the sexy protest – Fanghanel interrogates how the female body is challenged by and challenges gendered violence. Rape culture continues to thrive in contemporary society: this book demonstrates how it happens, the politics that are mobilised to sustain it and how it can be contested.

📒Real Knockouts ✍ Martha McCaughey

✏Book Title : Real Knockouts
✏Author : Martha McCaughey
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 1997-07-01
✏Pages : 270
✏ISBN : 9780814796443
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Real Knockouts Book Summary : An examination of women's self-defense culture and its relationship to feminism. I was once a frightened feminist. So begins Martha McCaughey's odyssey into the dynamic world of women's self- defense, a culture which transforms women involved with it and which has equally profound implications for feminist theory and activism. Unprecedented numbers of American women are learning how to knock out, maim, even kill men who assault them. Sales of mace and pepper spray have skyrocketed. Some 14 million women own handguns. From behind the scenes at gun ranges, martial arts dojos, fitness centers offering Cardio Combat, and in padded attacker courses like Model Mugging, Real Knockouts demonstrates how self-defense trains women out of the femininity that makes them easy targets for men's abuse. And yet much feminist thought, like the broader American culture, seems deeply ambivalent about women's embrace of violence, even in self-defense. Investigating the connection between feminist theory and women physically fighting back, McCaughey found self-defense culture to embody, literally, a new brand of feminism.

📒Disrupting Fraternity Culture ✍ Brandy Taylor Fink

✏Book Title : Disrupting Fraternity Culture
✏Author : Brandy Taylor Fink
✏Publisher : Universal-Publishers
✏Release Date : 2010-08
✏Pages : 98
✏ISBN : 9781599423531
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Disrupting Fraternity Culture Book Summary : Disrupting Fraternity Culture explores how young men and women perform male and female roles to "fit in" during the college or young adult years. It is arguable that many young men "perform" the role of the hegemonic male to fit in among peers, and that performing the hegemonic male is to perform acts of violence against women. This project actively examines university organizations and institutions, such as fraternities and sororities, which can encourage anti-female attitudes. All of the narratives used in this study were given willingly and given primarily by peers. The names of the individuals and the names of the fraternity and sorority houses the individuals belong to will not be revealed in this project. Fraternities and sororities are useful institutions to study because so many young men and women desire to become a part of Greek culture, and in order to fit in, may not realize that they are contributing to and maintaining an institution of violence against women. It is worthy to explore why so many young men and women choose to partake in this elective rite of passage, especially considering the mental and physical hazing men and women endure. Both men and women are telling stories and participating in rituals that objectify women, and the attitudes and behaviors conveyed in these environments are ubiquitously contributing to views on troubling violence.

✏Book Title : Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture
✏Author : Kelly Wilz
✏Publisher : Lexington Books
✏Release Date : 2019-12-15
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 9781498588690
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture Book Summary : Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture: Sex After #MeToo provides audiences with constructive models of affirmative consent, tender masculinity, and pleasure in popular culture that work to challenge toxic dominant and hegemonic constructions. While numerous scholars have illustrated the many ways mediated culture shape social understandings of sexual violence, this book analyzes texts that might serve to resist rape culture. This project locates how these texts manufacture cinematic or televisual narratives and in turn work to create new realities that encourage cultural and social change. Kelly Wilz analyzes the ways in which we, as a culture, tend to understand sex through visual media and dominant cultural myths, while highlighting productive texts which might serve as a possible corrective to the ways in which sex is ritualized by rules that legitimize violence. Through the lens of productive criticism, Wilz examines how language and dominant ideologies around rape culture and rape myths reinforce systemic violence, and how visual texts might work to reimagine how we might disrupt those ideologies and create new ways to engage in conversations around intimacy and violence. By centering the voices within the #MeToo movement, who actively work to de-normalize sexual assault and abuse, these models provide a useful counter to the deluge of dehumanizing narratives about survivors and sexualized violence. Scholars of pop culture, women’s studies, media studies, and social justice will find this book particularly useful.

📒Recipes For Self Love ✍ Alison Rachel

✏Book Title : Recipes for Self Love
✏Author : Alison Rachel
✏Publisher : HarperCollins
✏Release Date : 2019-04-16
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 9780062864000
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Recipes for Self Love Book Summary : Based on her popular Instagram feed of the same name (144k followers and counting), Recipes for Self-Love is a book by Amsterdam-based artist Alison Rachel of empowering images of and for women, and accompanying mediations on feminism, self-care, boundaries, intersectionality, sexuality, anxiety, ritual, beauty, individuality, and self-expression. Featuring all-new images in her bright, distinctive style in a gifty full-color package (7 x 7” POB), Recipes for Self-Love is the ultimate appreciation gift for the powerful, incredible women in your life (or for yourself).

✏Book Title : How to Discipline a Woman s Body Sensation Rape Culture and U S Publics
✏Author : Stephanie Rae Larson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2018
✏Pages : 171
✏ISBN : OCLC:1061536280
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏How to Discipline a Woman s Body Sensation Rape Culture and U S Publics Book Summary : While activists and allies have long sought redress for crimes of sexual violence, arguments about rape and sexual assault frequently stall in the legal realm. Many of those arguments adopt frameworks that seek to assign blame and responsibility, and, in the process, problematically elide the affective presence of a raped, violated body when defining rape. However, matters of the visceral always overspill efforts to frame rape primarily in linguistic and legal terms, and "How to Discipline a Woman's Body" attends to this problem by bringing together recent work in feminist rhetorical, sensation and affect, and publics studies. Taking public deliberation over rape culture as its focus, the dissertation traces the material and embodied force of rape culture in order to better account for the affective dimensions that accumulate, circulate, and regulate public debates. It gathers an array of rhetorical actions and objects to show how women's bodies shape the political maintenance of the public sphere and the social and political claims that organize and contest that public sphere. The dissertation intervenes in current feminist rhetorical theory and recent scholarship on affect, arguing that assumptions about sensation and the law obscure an unequal distribution of risk for rape and carry over into the way we talk about, investigate, and adjudicate rape. Chapter one, "Deliberating Sexual Violence in Affective Publics," introduces how the visceral, sensuous, and private associations of women's bodies undergird a widely acknowledged silencing of women's voices in U.S. publics. In particular, this chapter examines how the proliferation of rape culture in the United States functions through affective ecologies--what Sara Ahmed has identified as the generative power of bodies and emotion--disseminating cultural attitudes that privilege certain bodies in the political maintenance of the public sphere. In outlining the shaping influence rape culture has held in U.S. public discourse, this chapter investigates how women's perspectives have been elided from public conversations about rape due to anxiety over the fleshy, corporeal nature of women's bodies. The next four chapters move from considering how institutional discourses construct the problems and solutions of rape specifically through male centric lenses to how women's bodies are leveraged politically to respond to sexual violence. Chapter two, "Sensing the Nation," draws from the archives of Park Elliott Dietz, analyzing citizen letters sent to the U.S. Attorney General's Commission on Pornography from 1985-86 to investigate the relationship between sexual citizenship and the national imaginary. Through the lens of Judith Butler's theory of grievable bodies, this chapter examines how letter writers imagined raped bodies out of the pornography debate and instead focused on what seeing naked women's bodies does to the health of the nation. This case study demonstrates how a question of pornography began with the issue of sexual violence and proceeded through concerns of normative sexual activities in the nation state, revealing the moral and political judgments that influence and constrain public debates over sexual violence. Chapter three, "The Specter of Silence," engages two contemporary Violence Against Women Act campaigns--"It's On Us" and "1 is 2 Many." Drawing from each campaign's public advocacy and marketing materials, this chapter explores how male speakers frame a heteronormative "victim"--a heterosexual, cisgender, white, able-bodied, U.S. American, middle class woman--in need of protection from a male body and male gaze. In investigating how these materials codify contemporary anxieties over normative sexual and political identities, this chapter argues that this idealized body looms in the background of a U.S. imaginary conditioning publics to sympathize with certain "victims" while erasing others, ultimately precluding progressive action. Chapter four, "The Proof is in the Body," considers how sexual assault forensic evidence kits--commonly referred to as "rape kits"--serve as powerful tools for rape adjudication even though a backlog of tens of thousands of untested and unprocessed rape kits has accumulated on law enforcement shelves. This chapter engages public conversations about the backlog to trace a deep anxiety about the rhetoricity of a raped woman's body, locating how the rape kit is deployed as a tool to suppress the embodied, visceral accounts of rape and privilege technological sources of evidence for adjudicating rape. In analyzing this tension, this chapter suggests that celebrating and expanding the use of rape kits constitutes an attempt to remove rape justice from the realm of the rhetorical. Chapter five, "'Everything inside me was silenced,'" examines two recent high profile rape crimes in the United States--the cases of Emily Doe and Emma Sulkowicz. This chapter traces how these women enact public performances in response to the conviction outcomes that failed to characterize their experiences as rape. It argues that their embodied forms of engagement constitute what I call visceral counterpublicity: modes of public engagement that proceed when discursive frameworks understood through liberal subjectivity fall short; expose the body's threatened boundaries to incite an affective response, or bodily intensity, in audiences; and illuminate a subjugated position within the public sphere. Together, this chapter calls into question how mainstream publics define and discuss rape and provokes a potential shift in public opinion over rape to include visceral frameworks. Taken together, "How to Discipline a Woman's Body" traces the affective encounters among bodies in order to understand what constrains rhetorical agency in the aftermath of violence. The Coda, "Rape Culture: Taking It All In," complicates these arguments by considering what forms of rhetorical agency can emerge under these conditions. I conclude by reflecting on the recent events of the #MeToo movement, demonstrating how the tools of list-making serve to cultivate a shifting use of megethos and disrupt the tools of empathy so often used when garnering public attention to the problem of rape culture.

✏Book Title : New Feminisms in South Asia
✏Author : Sonora Jha
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2017-10-23
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 1138668931
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏New Feminisms in South Asia Book Summary : This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of new feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here, scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle the expressions of a disruptive feminist solidarity in contemporary South Asia. They offer critical investigations of these newly complicated discourses across narrative forms-social media activism against the culture of sexual violence, journalistic and cinematic articulations on queer rights, and feminist literary and film activism against casteism, communalism, and misogyny in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and within the South Asian diaspora.

📒Disrupting Shameful Legacies ✍ Claudia Mitchell

✏Book Title : Disrupting Shameful Legacies
✏Author : Claudia Mitchell
✏Publisher : BRILL
✏Release Date : 2018-07-19
✏Pages : 362
✏ISBN : 9789004377714
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Disrupting Shameful Legacies Book Summary : Disrupting Shameful Legacies: Girls and Young Women Speaking Back through the Arts to Address Sexual Violence is based on methodologies that seek to disrupt colonial legacies, by privileging speaking up and speaking back through the arts and visual practice to challenge the situation of sexual violence.

✏Book Title : New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media Film and Literature
✏Author : Sonora Jha
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2017-10-18
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9781317210771
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media Film and Literature Book Summary : This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle the expressions of a disruptive feminist solidarity in contemporary South Asia. They offer critical investigations of these newly complicated discourses across narrative forms – hashtag activism on Facebook and Twitter, the writings of diasporic writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Bollywood films like Mardaani, feminist Dalit narratives in the fiction of Bama Faustina, social media activism against rape culture, journalistic and cinematic articulations on queer rights, state censorship of "India’s Daughter", and feminist film activism in Bangladesh, Kashmir, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.