It was their word against the word of the adults, the doers of God’s work on Earth.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
An 1852 rape case reveals that colonization was an uneven process.
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.
The metaphor of rape has framed understandings of the U.S. military’s occupation of Okinawa.
Franca Viola’s abduction and rape was a watershed in improving the status of women in Italian society.
Redefining Rape charts the complex and shifting meaning of sexual violence in the United States.