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Speaker: Lisa Arellano

Title: Icons and Devils

Subtitle: Rape Vengeance Mythologies of the 1970's

Conference: 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association: Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future (November 8-11, 2012)

Session: Gender, Violence, and the Representation of Change

Place: Oakland, California, United States

Date: November 10, 2012

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Cases: Victims / Inez García, Joan Little; Victims: Revenge


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Speaker: Lisa Arellano, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Colby College

Abstract: »This paper focuses on the complex and often contradictory ways in which avenging rape victims of the 1970’s were constructed by feminist projects, mainstream media projects and legal discourse. Specifically, the paper focuses on three high-profile cases from the 1970’s—Yvonne Wanrow, Inez Garcia and Joan Little—in order to grapple with the varying ways in which these women and their violence were represented by feminist and anti-racist activists, mainstream media, and conflicting legal forces.« (Source: All Academic)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas; History of the United States | Sexual violence: Rape in the United States / Inez García, Joan Little, Yvonne Wanrow