(i) Key overviews

Bevacqua, Maria. (2000). Rape on the Public Agenda: Feminism and the Politics of Sexual Assault. Boston: Northeastern Univ. Press.

Bohmer, Carol, and Andrea S. Parrot. (1994). Sexual Assault on Campus: The Problem and the Solution. New York: The Free Press.

Buchwald, Emilie, Pamela Fletcher, and Martha Roth. (eds.). (1993). Transforming a Rape Culture. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions.

Cowling, Mark, and Paul Reynolds. (eds.). (2004). Making Sense of Sexual Consent. Aldershot, England: Ashgate.
Introduction / Mark Cowling and Paul Reynolds.
1. Rape, communicative sexuality and sex education / Mark Cowling.
2. Feminist approaches to sexual consent : a critical assessment / Allison Moore and Paul Reynolds.
3. Sexual ethics and the erotics of consent / Moira Carmody.
4. The language of refusal : sexual consent and the limits of post-structuralism / Gideon Calder.
5. The age of consent and sexual consent / Matthew Waites.
6. The quality of consent : sexual consent, culture, communication, knowledge and ethics / Paul Reynolds.
7. ‘Risky’ women, sexual consent and criminal ‘justice’ / Margaret S. Malloch.
8. Prostitution and consent : beyond the liberal dichotomy of ‘free or forced’ / Barbara Sullivan.
9. The construction of sexual consent in male rape and sexual assault / Philip N. S. Runney and Martin Morgan-Taylor.
10. Beyond (Hetero)sexual consent / Karen Corteen.
11. ‘Sexual rights’ and ‘sexual responsibilities’ within consensual ‘S/M’ practice / Andrea Beckmann.
12. Understanding sexual consent : an empirical investigation of the normative script for young heterosexual adults / Terry P. Humphreys.
13. People with learning disabilities : sex, the law and consent / Michelle McCarthy and David Thompson.
14. Sex is violence : a critique of Susan Sontag’s ‘fascinating fascism’ / David Renton.
15. ‘In the field and in there’ : some ethical dilemmas in researching sexualities / John Gibbins.

Easteal, Patricia. (ed). (1998). Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture. Leichhardt, N.S.W.: Federation Press.
1. The Cultural Context of Rape and Reform / Patricia Easteal.
2. Disputed Truths: Australian Reform of the Sexual Conduct Elements of Common Law Rape / Mary Heath.
3. Constructing Lack of Consent / Bernadette McSherry.
4. The Rules of Recent Complaint: Rape Myths and the Legal Construction of the ‘Reasonable’ Rape Victim / Simon Bronitt.
5. ‘You Should Scrutinise Her Evidence With Great Care’: Corroboration of Women’s Testimony About Sexual Assault / Kathy Mack.
6. Rape Victims on Trial: Regulating The Use and Abuse of Sexual History Evidence / Terese Henning and Simon Bronitt.
7. Tipping the Scales in her Favour: The Need to Protect Counselling Records in Sexual Assault Trials / Annie Cossins.
8. Rape in Marriage: Has the License Lapsed? / Patricia Easteal.
9. Heroines of Fortitude / Pia van de Zandt.
10. Sexual Offence Prosecutions: A Barrister’s Perspective / Ian Freckelton.
11. Character, Credit, Context: Women’s Lives, Judicial ‘Reality’ / Jocelynne Scutt.
12. Sentencing for Rape / Kate Warner.
13. Compensating the Sexually Assaulted / Ian Freckelton.
14. Beyond Balancing / Patricia Easteal.

Filipovic, Jill. (2008). Offensive Feminism: The Conservative Gender Norms That Perpetuate Rape Culture, and How Feminists Can Fight Back (pp. 13-27). In Jaclyn Friedman and Jesssica Valenti, (eds.), Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Seal Press.

Friedman, Jaclyn, and Jesssica Valenti. (eds.). (2008). Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Seal Press.
Offensive Feminism: The Conservative Gender Norms That Perpetuate Rape Culture, and How Feminists Can Fight Back.
Beyond Yes or No: Consent As Sexual Process.
A Woman’s Worth.
A Love-Letter from an Anti-Rape Activist to Her Feminist Sex-Toy Store.
The Fantasy of Acceptable “Non-Consent”: Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (And Why She Shouldn’t).
Invasion of Space by a Female.
When Sexual Autonomy Isn’t Enough: Sexual Violence Against Immigrant Women in the United States.
Trial by Media: Black Female Lasciviousness and the Question of Consent.
An Old Enemy in a New Outfit: How Date Rape Became Gray Rape and Why It Matters.
Reclaiming Touch: Rape Culture, Explicit Verbal Consent and Body Sovereignty.
Shame is the First Betrayer.
Why Nice Guys Finish Last.
Sex is Worth Fighting For.
Purely Rape: The Myth of Sexual Purity and How It Reinforces Rape Culture.
In Defence of Going Wild, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Pleasure (and How You Can, Too)

Gavey, N. (2005). Just Sex? The cultural scaffolding of rape. London: Routledge.

Heise, Lori L. (1995). Violence, Sexuality, and Women’s Lives. In Parker, Richard G. and Gagnon, John H. (eds.). Conceiving Sexuality: Approaches to Sex Research in a Postmodern World. New York & London: Routledge.

Jejeebhoy, Shireen J., Iqbal Shah, and Shyam Thapa. (eds.). (2005). Sex Without Consent: Young People in Developing Countries. Zed Books.
Part 1: Introduction - Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Sarah Bott.
Part 2: Non-consensual sexual experiences and underlying gender norms - Mary C. Ellsberg, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Wassana Im-em, Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra and Kritaya Archvanitkul, Rachel Jewkes, Ademola J. Ajuwon, Nancy Luke.
Part 3: Young men as victims and perpetrators - Carlos F. Caceres, Carolyne Njue, Ian Askew and Jane Chege, David John Wilkinson, Luke Samuel Bearup and Tong Soprach.
Part 4: Outcomes of non-consensual sex - Anuja Gupta and Ashwini Ailawadi, Michael A. Koenig, Iryna Zablotska, Tom Lutalo, Fred Nalugoda, Jennifer Wagman and Ron Gray, Vikram Patel and Gracy Andrew.
Part 5: Legal, education and health system responses - Indira Jaising, Charles Ngwena, Judith Mirsky, Sarah Bott, Alessandra C. Guedes and Ana Guezmesm, Alan J. Flisher.
Part 6: Approaches to the study of non-consensual sex - Cicely Marston, Philip Guest, Patchara Rumakom, Philip Guest, Waranuch Chinvarasopak, Watit Utarmat and Jiraporn Sontanakanit, John W. Townsend.
Part 7: Moving forward - Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Iqbal H. Shah and Shyam Thapa.

Jewkes, Rachel. (2002). Intimate partner violence: causes and prevention. Lancet, Vol. 359, April 20: 1423-29.

Koss, M.P. (2005). Empirically enhanced reflections on 20 years of rape research. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20(1): 100.

Maynard, Mary. (1993). Violence Towards Women. In Richardson, Diane and Victoria Robinson. (eds.). Thinking Feminist: Key Concepts in Women’s Studies. New York: Guilford Press

Maynard, Mary, and Jan Winn. (1997). Women, violence and male power. Pp. 175-197 in Introducing Women’s Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice. (2nd edition) Edited by Diane Richardson and Victoria Robinson. Macmillan.

McMahon, Pamela M. (2000). The Public Health Approach to the Prevention of Sexual Violence. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 12(1).

Parrot, Andrea, and Nina Cummings. (2006). Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield.
Perspectives on violence against women: Historical, methodological and theoretical.
The sociopolitical conditions that predispose women to violence.
Female Genital Cutting: Clitoridectomy, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, or rite of passage.
Sexual Violence.
Sexual slavery.
Intimate partner violence.
Honor Killing.
The impact of violence on women.
Working toward a world without violence against women.

Redfern, Catherine, and Kristin Aune. (2010). An End to Violence Against Women. Chapter 3 in Reclaiming the F Word: The new feminist movement. London: Zed Books.

Rozee, Patricia D., and Mary P. Koss. (2001). Rape: A Century of Resistance. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25(4): 295-311.

Russell, Diana E.H., and Rebecca Morris Bolen. (2000) The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

From Revolution to Backlash


Rape Laws and Prevalence Research

Russell’s Survey on the Incidence and Prevalence of Rape in San Francisco

Rapes Reported to the Police

A Comparison of the FBI’s and Russell’s Data

The Federal Government’s Estimates of the Incidence of Rape

The Prevalence of Rape

Other Representative Samples - Part 1

The Prevalence of Rape

Other Representative Samples - Part 2

Is the Rape Rate Really Decreasing

Trends in Rape Rates over Time


Child Sexual Abuse, the Law, and Researcher’s Definitions

The Incidence of Child Sexual Abuse

Russell’s Survey on the Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse in San Francisco

The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse

Other Representative Samples - Part 1

The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse

Other Representative Samples - Part 2

Comparisons of Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Rates

The Epidemic of Child Rape

Reality and New Myth


The Backlash / Diana E H Russell

Feminists Blamed for Creating a Phantom Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse

The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse

A National Emergency.

Russell, Diane E.H. (1998). Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny, and Rape. Sage.

Defining Pornography

Inconsistencies in Definitions

Types of Pornography

The Contents of Pornography

The Circulation Rates for Selected Pornographic Magazines


Picturing Woman Hatred

What’s in the Picture and What Does It Mean?


Pornography Is No Fantasy

Males’ Propensity To Rape

Pornography as a Cause of Rape

Theory and Research

Further Empirical Findings on Pornography as a Cause of Rape



American Public Opinion on Pornography

The Power of Pro-Porn Americans To Dominate.

Schwartz, Martin D., and Walter S. DeKeseredy. (1997). Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Scully, Diana. (1990). Understanding Sexual Violence: A Study of Convicted Rapists. Boston: Unwin Hyman.

Searles, Patricia, and Ronald L. Berger. (eds.). (1995). Rape and Society: Readings on the Problem of Sexual Assault. Westview Press.

Smith, Merril D. (ed.) (2003). Encyclopedia of Rape. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Sochting, I., N. Fairbrother, and W.J. Koch. (2004). Sexual Assault of Women: Prevention efforts and risk factors. Violence Against Women, 10(1), January.

Stoltenberg, John. (1990). Refusing to Be a Man: Essays on Sex and Justice. CA & Suffolk: Fontana/Collins (especially Part I: The ethics of Male Sexual Identity).

Ward, T., D. Polaschek, and A. Beech. (2006). Theories of Sexual Offending. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.

Warshaw, Robin. (1988). I Never Called it Rape. New York: Harper & Row.