A Woman Scorned

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A Woman Scorned by Peggy Sanday
Ebook $11.99

Dec 14, 2011 | 338 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Dec 14, 2011 | 338 Pages

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“It never ceases to amaze me that the notion of talking to one’s partner about sex instead of just barging ahead strikes so many as preposterous, but thanks to Sanday I have a better understanding of the social and historical forces that lie behind that view. . . . (A Woman Scorned is) a useful guide that measures both how far the anti-rape movement has to go and how far it has already come” —Katha Pollitt, Washington Post Book World
 
“Might the battles between men and women be settled by a quiet discussion? . . .  By mere talk, prevailing over the biological urges of humans? So thinks Peggy Reeves Sanday. . . .  In A Woman Scorned, she makes a strong case for her theory. . . . After all, as well as setting clear limits, talking engages the mind, and the mind, Ms. Sanday reminds us compellingly, is the ultimate erogenous zone.” —Christopher Lehmann Haupt, The New York Times
 
“(Sanday) makes the sensible suggestion that Americans shift their sexual assumptions to ‘affirmative verbal consent.’ When Antioch College made these changes a few years back, many predicted a muzzling of spontaneous desire. Not so. ‘Yes, I want to’ may be among the most arousing words in the English language.”—Michael Kimmel, San Francisco Chronicle
 
“A compelling account of cultural roots of rape. Sanday has successfully imagined a way out – one that includes the possibility of a woman’s freedom from violence and freedom for a fuller life. Here are cultural history and anthropology at their best, in service to a more human society.” —Catherine Lutz, coauthor of Reading National Geographic
 
“One of America’s preeminent anthropologists casts her careful and trained eye on the subject of acquaintance rape. A thoughtful and provocative examination of America’s sexual culture, and the meaning of sexual equality.” —Susan Estrich, Real Rape
 
“Peggy Sanday is a gifted scholar and superb storyteller. She brings a wealth of insight to her riveting case histories of celebrated rape trials. For anyone concerned about violence against women, A Woman Scorned is essential reading.” —Deborah L. Rhode, author of Justice and Gender
 
A Woman Scorned is nothing less than a call to arms—to our lawmakers, our law enforcers, our legal experts, and our public: No longer can we allow centuries-old stereotypes and antiquated laws to obscures the relevance of a woman’s verbal consent.”  —Julie Goldscheid, Staff Attorney, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund

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