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Speaker: Rose Corrigan

Title: Up Against a Wall

Subtitle: Sexual Violence and the Failure of Success

Lecture Series: Douglass Frontline Lecture Series, Douglass Residential College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Place: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Date: April 3, 2013

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | American History: U.S. History | Prosecution: Laws; Society: Anti-Rape Movement


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Speaker: Rose Corrigan, School of Law, Drexel UniversitySpeaker's Personal Website,

Abstract: »Rape law reform has long been hailed as one of the most successful projects of second-wave feminism. Yet 40 years after the anti-rape movement emerged, legal and medical institutions continue to resist implementing reforms intended to provide more just and compassionate legal and medical responses to victims of sexual violence. In "Up Against a Wall," Professor Rose Corrigan, of Drexel University Law School and Political Science department, draws on interviews with over 150 local rape care advocates in communities across the United States to explore how and why mainstream systems continue to resist feminist reforms.« (Source: Douglass Residential College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Publication: Corrigan, Rose. Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success. New York 2013.

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States | Feminist movement: Anti-rape movement | Law: Laws regarding rape