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Author: Lynne Attwood

Title: ‚She was asking for it‘

Subtitle: Rape and domestic violence against women

In: Post-Soviet Women: from the Baltic to Central Asia

Edited by: Mary Buckley

Place: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 1997

Pages: 99-118

Series: English

ISBN-10: 0521563208 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0521565308 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Russian History


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Author: Lynne Attwood, Department of Russian and East European Studies, University of Manchester

Abstract: »Lynn Attwood's chapter underlines the extensiveness of violence against women in Russia. Official statistics on women murdered by husbands and lovers arte alarmingly high, making the much-publicised mafia killings pale by comparison. Attwood notes the appalling old myths that persist in the justification of rape. She discusses policies on rape and male violence in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, media treatment of violence and the recent development of hotlines and crisis centres.« (Mary Buckley. »Victims and agents: gender in post-Soviet states.« Post-Soviet Women: from the Baltic to Central Asia. Edited by Mary Buckley. Cambridge 1997: 10-11)


  The historical background: rape, male violence and gender differentiation in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia (p. 100)
    Writings on domestic violence (p. 107)
  The ‚women‘s crisis centers‘ and alternative approaches to rape and domestice violence (p. 108)
  Conclusion (p. 112)
  Notes (p. 113)


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