Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Martha Chamallas of Ohio State has posted Lucky: The Sequel on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
Lucky: The Sequel is a review essay
based on Alice Sebold's 1999 memoir Lucky in which Sebold describes her
own rape as a college student, her experiences as a rape victim and her
navigation of the legal system. Chamallas uses Sebold's rape narrative
to explore themes of particular interest to feminist legal scholars.
She discusses the intersection of race and rape, the continuing
controversy surrounding the categorization of rape as a crime of
violence versus a sex crime and the usefulness of considering the
social and cultural dimensions of the trauma of rape.
To download the paper, click here. [Mark Godsey]