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The dilemma of rape avoidance advice: Acknowledging women's agency without blaming victims of sexual assault

Curchin, Katherine


This article addresses the question of whether there is a legitimate role for rape avoidance advice for women as part of a larger suite of efforts aimed at reducing the prevalence of men's sexual violence. It highlights an apparent dilemma between acknowledging women's agency and placing the blame for sexual violence on perpetrators rather than victims. The article builds upon analysis of the phenomenon of responsibility by moral and political philosophers to suggest a clearer way of thinking...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Women's Studies International Forum
DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102240


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