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Denying rape culture : a response to Luke Gittos Johanna Stiebert

By: Stiebert, Johanna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Women's Studies Journal.Publisher: Women's Studies Association (NZ) / Pae Akoranga Wāhine, 2018Subject(s): JUSTICE | RAPE | RAPE CULTURE | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Women's Studies Journal, 2018, 32(1/2): 63 - 72. (Open access)Summary: The concept of rape culture has been firmly established in feminist discourse since the 1970s. This paper examines and challenges the arguments of rape culture deniers, with particular emphasis on one prominent UK representative, Luke Gittos, author of "Why rape culture is a dangerous myth: From Steubenville to Ched Evans" (2015). This article argues that Gittos’ case afrms rather than denies the toxicity and ubiquity of rape culture. (Author's abstract). Record #6118
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Women's Studies Journal, 2018, 32(1/2): 63 - 72. (Open access)

The concept of rape culture has been firmly established in feminist discourse since the 1970s. This paper examines and challenges the arguments of rape culture deniers, with particular emphasis on one prominent UK representative, Luke Gittos, author of "Why rape culture is a dangerous myth: From Steubenville to Ched Evans" (2015). This article argues that Gittos’ case afrms rather than denies the toxicity and ubiquity of rape culture. (Author's abstract). Record #6118