Wed 4.29.09| Gender Roles and Rape

How strong are social pressures to act in a certain way, and what does that have to do with sexual assault and rape? Julia Serano explores the impact of the sexual predator/prey mindset on both women and men. Jill Filipovic asserts that rape is, among other things, a tool of social control; the constant threat of rape, she contends, keeps women afraid and in line.
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