New PDF release: Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural

By Walter S., Martin D., DeKeseredy, Schwartz

ISBN-10: 0813545188

ISBN-13: 9780813545189

ISBN-10: 0813545196

ISBN-13: 9780813545196

Strikingly, scant recognition has all in favour of the victimization of girls who are looking to go away their opposed companions. harmful Exits, a groundbreaking paintings demanding situations the notion that rural groups are secure havens from the brutality of city dwelling. making a choice on hidden crimes of monetary blackmail and mental mistreatment, and the complicated courting among patriarchy and abuse, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz suggest concrete and powerful recommendations, giving voice to ladies who've frequently suffered in silence.

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That was the site of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo where thousands of . . exhibitors and fans of pornography came together to look at the latest in media, toys, games, gadgets, paraphernalia, and genitalia. Yes, the pornography industrial complex is so huge that it can fill one of the world’s biggest convention halls, so mainstream that it need no longer operate in the dirty raincoat section of your local newsstand or video store, so available that it’s on basic cable, so accessible that any child could Google her way to Internet sites where women (and men and children) are brutalized for somebody’s fun and profit.

In another example, Canadian national survey data show that many women are sexually abused by their common-law partners, and male cohabitors are more likely to sexually abuse their partners than are men in casual or serious dating relationships (DeKeseredy and Schwartz 1998b). These are not the only studies that identify male cohabitors as more likely to be sexually abusive than married men. For example, Finkelhor and Yllo (1985) found that 23 percent of the women in their sample who separated from cohabitors experienced forced sex, compared to 3 percent of married women.

Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has been tracking this trend for years. In his new book Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity, he writes with alarm how the “cruelty line” in mass-market pornography is driving up. At the same time, the “normalization” line—the measure of the acceptance of pornography in the mainstream contemporary culture—is also up, sharply. ” he writes. “In a society that purports to be civilized, wouldn’t we expect most people to reject sexual material that becomes evermore dismissive of the humanity of women?

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