By Sarah Projansky

Looking at pop culture from 1980 to the current, feminism seems to be "over": that's, in accordance with renowned critics we're in an period of "postfeminism" during which feminism has supposedly already completed equality for women.

Not so, says Sarah Projansky. In staring at Rape, Projansky undermines this complacent view in her interesting and thorough research of depictions of rape in U.S. movie, tv, and autonomous video. via a cultural reports research of such movies as Thelma and Louise, Daughters of the Dust, and She's Gotta Have It, and tv exhibits like ER, Ally McBeal, Beverly Hills 90210, and diverse made-for-tv video clips, Projansky demanding situations us to work out pop culture as part of our daily lives and practices, and to view that tradition severely. How have media outlined rape and feminism otherwise through the years? How do well known narratives approximately rape additionally speak rules approximately gender, race, category, nationality, and sexuality? And, what's the way forward for feminist politics, thought, and feedback in regards to problems with sexual violence, postfeminism, and renowned media?

The first learn to deal with the connection among rape and postfeminism, and some of the most distinct and thorough analyses of rape in 25 years, Watching Rape is a vital contribution to modern feminism.

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