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Sexual assault law in Australia: contextual challenges and changes

Patricia Easteal

in International approaches to rape

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426208
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.003.0002
Sexual assault law in Australia: contextual challenges and changes

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This chapter describes how, despite all of the campaigns and resources available for survivors in Australia, there does seem to be a resistance to changing attitudes about rape, which affects the criminal justice response. The gendered pay gap and public-private dichotomy perpetuate the devaluation of women and male dominance. It is within such a context that mythology flourishes about rape, male sexuality, and female sexuality.

Keywords: campaigns; resources; Australia; criminal justice response; pay gap; public-private dichotomy; male dominance

Chapter.  8215 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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