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Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence : Does She Call It Rape?

By: Girshick, Lori B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law: Publisher: Lebanon : Northeastern University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (209 p.).ISBN: 9781555537265.Subject(s): Abused lesbians | Lesbian partner abuse | Sexual abuse victims | Sexual abuse victims | Violence in womenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence : Does She Call It Rape?DDC classification: 362.82/92 | 362.8292 | 362.883082 LOC classification: HQ75.5 .G56 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Appendix; Notes; References; Index
Summary: This controversial work examines for the first time the often taboo subject of bisexual and lesbian women who are sexually assaulted by other women.
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Appendix; Notes; References; Index

This controversial work examines for the first time the often taboo subject of bisexual and lesbian women who are sexually assaulted by other women.

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Girshick (Warren Wilson College) investigates one of the few remaining silent and unrecognized victim groups: lesbian and bisexual women who suffer abuse from their female partners. The author reviews the limited information available and draws heavily from her study of 70 women who agreed to provide information about their victimization though questionnaires and interviews to examine the dimensions and dynamics of sexual victimization of women by women. Her work addresses a broad range of issues, including the impact of societal sexual phobias; the limitations inherent in reporting a homosexual victimization to a heterosexual, predominately male, justice system; the dynamics of the victimization; victim response; societal perspectives; and the absence of social services. The book is well written and within the grasp of the average reader. Given the limited literature in this area, it is well referenced. The questionnaire used to gather data from the 70 subjects is included in an appendix. Adequate index. Recommended for libraries serving departments of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, and women's studies. All levels. R. T. Sigler University of Alabama

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LORI B. GIRSHICK has dedicated her life to working for social justice and ending inequalities. A nationally known trainer in LGBT domestic and sexual violence and LGBT sensitivity, she is author of three books, Soledad Women: Wives of Prisoners Speak Out (1996), No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison (Northeastern, 1999) and Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Callit Rape? (NUP, 2002). Currently she is a professor in Sociology at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. JAMISON GREEN is an educator, policy consultant, and corporate diversity trainer specializing in transgender and transsexual issues. He serves on the boards of directors of the Transgender Law & Policy Institute and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He is also a member of the advisory boards for the Institute for Intersex Children and the Law and the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Becoming a Visible Man (2004).

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