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Anita Kanitz
1 year ago
“You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”
― Alice Sebold

“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.”
― Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

“I can explain myself: If you want to be safe, walk in the middle of the street. I’m not joking. You’ve been told to look both ways before crossing the street, and the sidewalk is your friend, right? Wrong. I’ve spent years walking sidewalks at night. I’ve looked around me when it was dark, when there were men following me, creeping out of alleyways, attempting to goad me into speaking to them and shouting obscenities at me when I wouldn’t, and I suddenly realised that the only place left to go was the middle of street. But why would I risk it? Because the odds are in my favour. In the States, someone is killed in a car accident on average every 12.5 minutes, while someone is raped on average every 2.5 minutes. Even when factoring in that, one, I am generously including ALL car-related accidents and not just those involving accidents, and two, that the vast majorities of rapes still go unreported […] And, thus, this is now the way I live my life: out in the open, in the middle of everything, because the middle of the street is actually the safest place to walk.”
― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
― Kurt Cobain

books about rape and hate crimes:

The Rape of Nanking
by Iris Chang;
In December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering more than 300,000 Chinese civilians.

This book tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved many.

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer ;
From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base.

The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.

A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.

Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys.

This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.

In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.

Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.

Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It
by Kate Harding;
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest. Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term “rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it?

In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, bullshit-free voice that’s made her a powerhouse feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking for It makes the case that twenty-first century America—where it’s estimated that out of every 100 rapes only 5 result in felony convictions—supports rapists more effectively than victims. Harding offers ideas and suggestions for addressing how we as a culture can take rape much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
by Susan Brownmiller;
"The most comprehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime." -NEWSWEEK

As powerful and timely now as when it was first published, AGAINST OUR WILL stands as a unique document of the history of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of men and women under the law. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance.

Chosen by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW as One of the Outstanding Books of the Year!

by Alice Sebold;
In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."

Out of the Shadows: A Rape Victim Examines Her Life in and Out of Mormonism
by Pamela McCreary;
"Out of the Shadows" is an insider's glimpse of life in the secret society of Mormonism. It is the true story of a rape victim struggling to make sense of the ideology of her life and the religion that convinces her that she is at fault. Pamela McCreary is a nineteen-year-old Mormon when she is raped and beaten by two men. Certain that she is being punished by God for her disobedience, she attempts to design a righteous, and thereby, safe life.

Married for eternity in the Mormon Temple in Washington D.C., at the age of twenty-one, she embarks on a life of motherhood and homemaking. Hoping to find security and fulfillment, she turns her back on the over-riding passion of her life. In the process she loses herself, her religion, and the love she desires above all.

Her journey of faith, reclamation, and reconciliation is both poignant and funny. A tale of saints and sinners, mothers and daughters, victims and victors; this is a story for anyone who has ever lost hope and heart, and needs to believe in the healing power of love.

Gripping and provocative...regardless of your beliefs or experiences, you won't be able to put this book down...I loved it

--Jo Myers, Morning Show Host, Denver

Persecuting Athena: The True Story of a Young Rape Victim and Her Fight for Justice
by Marion Schuler;
Imagine growing up in a country where one in every four girls will be raped before they turn eighteen.
Now realize that you already live there.
For one family, that statistic became an impossible reality when their teenage daughter was assaulted by A friend when she was just fifteen. The rape of teenage girls by boys they know, and often trust, is a silent epidemic in North America. Bravely, Athena stepped up to become one of only an estimated 1 to 2 percent of acquaintance-rape victims who report the crime to police. What could keep a rape victim from coming forward to demand justice?It was a question that haunted the family—and one that inspired Athena’s mother, Marion Schuler, to action.
Written from a mother’s point of view, Persecuting Athena tells the heartbreaking story of one teen survivor’s fight for justice in Canada’s legal system only to be treated as a criminal herself.
Marion believed that her daughter’s rape was the worst thing that could have happened to her—but she could not have been more wrong. At times, the family feared for Athena’s survival. The young woman endured victim blaming by all levels of the legal system, and the experience almost destroyed what had been a stellar young woman.
The events in Persecuting Athena are shocking but painfully true. It is past the time when concerned citizens must demand the social changes needed to save our daughters.

Child Molestation Stories: Voices of Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Molestation, Rape, and Incest) by by Lynn Daugherty;
Learn more about child sexual abuse as male and female survivors share their stories of molestation, rape, and incest so other victims will know that they are not alone.

These selections (10,000 words—about 40 pages if it were a paperback) from Dr. Lynn Daugherty’s award-winning bestseller, “Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even if they are adults now)” also include answers to basic questions about child sexual abuse, guidance in selecting a professional counselor, and additional resources to help former victims and their families begin their journey to recovery.

The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States
by Diana E.H. Russell;
This long-awaited follow up to Diana Russell's landmark book Sexual Exploitation (SAGE, 1984) examines the studies that have since been conducted on the incidence and prevalence of rape and child sexual abuse in the United States. The author evaluations consider the various definitions researchers have used, as well as the methodologies used for collecting data. The book answers the backlash criticism - from both feminists and anit-feminists - that reports of high sexual assault rates are exaggerated. Accurate information, the authors show, is vital to preventing these crimes, and this book is a `must read' for those who study, educate, and help women and girls who are victims of sexual assault.

Corrective Rape: Discrimination, Assault, Sexual Violence, and Murder Against South Africa's L.G.B.T. Community
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault;
In this investigation of sexual violence against LGBTI individuals in South Africa, esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault sheds light on practices of "corrective rape" — an assault in which a man rapes a lesbian in an attempt to “cure” her sexual orientation. This book examines the wider social context of anti-LGBTI sentiment in South Africa, a country that was the first in the world to include constitutional language forbidding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation, and the search for equality in a post-apartheid nation. Hunter-Gault interviews sexual assault victims and explores South Africa's problem of sexual violence — particularly against black lesbians — within the lens of the country's complicated history towards human rights.

Based on a 2012 article the author originally published in the New Yorker, this book features an extensive amount of new material with updated historical perspective, interviews, and case studies. Corrective Rape is a critically important and eye-opening account of a devastating problem within one of Africa's most populous and economically advanced nations.

Anyone concerned with the rights of individuals in the gay and lesbian community, as well as human rights in general around the world, needs to be informed on this topic. Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist with years of experience reporting on civil rights and injustice around the globe, has crafted an engaging, fast-paced read that will spur dialogue and inspire action.

Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora?: The Story of a Mass Rape
by Samreen Mushtaq,
Essar Batool
, Natasha Rather
, Ifrah Butt
, Munaza Rashid;
On a cold February night in 1991, a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there. Incensed at the villagers’ refusal to share any information, soldiers pulled residents from their homes, torturing men and raping women. According to village accounts, as many as thirty-one women were raped. The Indian army initially carried out cursory investigations before shelving the case without explanation. Kunan and Poshpora have since become known as the villages of raped women, and their residents have found it difficult to escape this stigma.

Then in 2012, the rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi galvanized a protest movement so widespread and deep that it reached far beyond India’s borders. In Kashmir, a group of young women, all in their twenties, were inspired to reopen the Kunan-Poshpora case and revisit their history and that of the 1991 survivors. Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora? is a personal account of their journey, examining questions of justice, stigma, state responsibility, and the long-term impacts of trauma. With rarely heard voices and concerns, this book gives readers an opportunity to know the lives of ordinary Kashmiris in a state suffocated by thirty years of military rule.

Mass Rape: The War Against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina
by Alexandra Stiglmayer (Afterword),
Alexandra Atiglmayer
, Alexandra Stiglmayer (Editor)
, Cynthia Enloe (Afterword)
, Roy Gutman (Foreword);
Alexandra Stiglmayer interviewed survivors of the continuing war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to reveal, to a seemingly deaf world, the horrors of the ongoing war in the former Yugoslavia. The women—primarily of Muslim but also of Croatian and Serbian origin—have endured the atrocities of rape and the loss of loved ones. Their testimony, published in the 1993 German edition, is bare, direct, and its cumulative effect overwhelming. The first English edition contains Stiglmayer's updates to her own two essays, one detailing the historical context of the current conflict and the other presenting the core of the book, interviews with some twenty victims of rape as well as interviews with three Serbian perpetrators. Essays investi-gating mass rape and war from ethnopsychological, sociological, cultural, and medical perspectives are included.

New essays by Catharine A. MacKinnon, Rhonda Copelon, and Susan Brownmiller address the crucial issues of recognizing the human rights of women and children. A foreword by Roy Gutman describes war crimes within the context of the UN Tribunal, and an afterword by Cynthia Enloe relates the mass rapes of this war to developments and reactions in the international women's movement.

Accounts of torture, murder, mutilation, abduction, sexual enslavement, and systematic attempts to impregnate—all in the name of "ethnic cleansing"—make for the grimmest of reading. However brutal and appalling the information conveyed here, this book cannot and should not be ignored.

Left to Die: A true story about gang rape and my survival written in the hope that it might be of some help to other victims
by Adele Shepherd;
Her own words:
I dedicate this book to all women who have suffered the inhumane savagery of rape during their lives.
Please know that I CAN understand what you have gone through, and in many cases will still be going through as well as the impact it will have made on your lives.
To relatives and friends who may have lost a loved one through this barbaric act please know that my heart goes out to you.
It has been 46 years since the events recorded in this book happened.
In all that time only a few very close friends, and until recently, not even my family, have known the true story about actually took place.
It was a body destroying, soul-destroying night.
In this book, I intend to give a “warts ‘n all” account of what happened.
When the public hear about rapes on the news, the details of the injuries the victim suffered are very much suppressed and that is definitely how it should be. However, I have decided now that I am willing to tell all so that people might get some insight into what can and does happen to victims, and maybe, just maybe, more emphasis might be put on their rights than the rights of the pathetic, sadistic perpetrators who will use any means possible to escape punishment for their crimes.

Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India's Brothels
by Human Rights Watch;
It's a great case in how poverty and innocence can be exploited in such an ruthless manner.The report does a good job in touching different aspects of the issue, Be it the police , the pimps , the carpet factories , the debt-begar system in brothels , AIDS , illiteracy etc

High time Indian and Nepali authorities come out of their moral cacoon and must do the needful. The burden definitely lies on India.

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Rameshvar Dhanure
1 year ago
must need chatrapatishashan for such rapist person ,He can experience pain each n everyday by realizing why i doing such things ,cuts their limbs in sqare n carry out livetelicast so their is no other people think to do such things

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Sharmishtha Devlekar
1 year ago
This need to be stop now
Rapist should be hanged to death

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Anukul Rajput
1 year ago
The rapists should be hanged till death or Should be Shot in front of whole public live...

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Kia Hadole
1 year ago
We want Justice
Hang or burn them.

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Kapil Jhariya
1 year ago
It's time to take decision of death for this Crime

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Sandeep Didolkar
1 year ago
I support this movement to punish the culprit whosoever is acused in such worst act of RAPE. such culprit must be hang in the main square of the City

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Mahi Pakhale
1 year ago
Shame on you guys i don't even have words to say 

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Pratik Varma
1 year ago
Harsh punishment is necess for rape crime but also honest implementation of law is necessary...

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Viraj Linge
1 year ago
We don't need any justice
Khoon ka badla khoon hi hota h✒