Past Event

Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage & Segregation

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Wed, Oct 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Estelle Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University

Professor Estelle Freedman explores rape throughout American history and how aspiring citizens have tried, repeatedly, to redefine rape. Generations of women’s rights and racial-justice advocates have rejected those who have tried to define rape as a brutal attack on a chaste, unmarried, white woman by a stranger, often depicted as a black man, and have argued that white men's freedom to be sexually coercive lay at the heart of political power. The modern civil rights and feminist movements continue to grapple with both the insights and the dilemmas of these first campaigns to redefine rape in American law and culture.

MLF: HUMANITIES
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (w/ valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with San Francisco Women Against Rape