Synopses & Reviews
Armed with three decades of feminism, men and women are coming to college with different ideas and expectations about sexual freedom and violence than did their parents. Since the early 1980's, a student movement has emerged from the belief that sexual violence is neither inherent nor inevitable. Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Equality and Activism chronicles the move to end to all forms of sexual violence and to mold a new sexual paradigm where explicitly consensual sex and sexual autonomy are the norm. Based on ten years of collaborative research and national organizing, Gold and Villari have compiled the writings of leading student activists and young scholars wrestling with complex issues of power inequities, free speech, and societal constructions of gender and sexuality in accessible and mainstream dialogues. Authors also examine the generationally specific style of student activism which emphasizes peer education and institutional collaboration. Just Sex the first ever gathering of primary documents including university policies, personal testimonies, position papers and scholarly essays offers a glimpse of the working papers of a student movement which has altered the sexual landscape of our campuses and communities forever. This valuable volume will be of interest to student activists, administrators, and anyone interested in ending violence on and off of campus.
Just Sex chronicles the movement to bring an end to all forms of sexual violence on campus and gives voice not only to rape victims but also to reformed rape perpetrators, who describe the twisted logic through which rape becomes acceptable to young males and their peers. Just Sex also gathers testimonials about homosexual rape, minorities and sexual violence, and presents the most complete collection of essays and primary documents on a movement that has altered the sexual landscape of our campuses and communities forever.
Just Sex chronicles the movement to end all forms of sexual violence on campus and gives a voice not only to rape victims but also to reformed rape perpetrators.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-307) and index.
Table of Contents
Survivor-activists in the movement against sexual violence / Selden Holt -- The perfect rape victim / Katie Koestner -- Male-on-male rape / Michael Scarce -- Creating a sacred space of our own / Aisah Shahidah Simmons -- Breaking the silence, making laughter: testimony of an Asian-American sister / Luoluo Hong -- The writing on the stall: free speech, equal rights, and women's graffiti / Jesselyn Brown -- Illusions of postfeminism: "victim feminists," "welfare mothers," and the race for heterosexuality / Kathy Miriam -- Crime without punishment: pornography in a rape culture / Krista K. Jacob -- Asking for consent is sexy / Andrew Abrams -- Demands from the women of Antioch / Kristine Herman -- The antirape rules / Jason Schultz -- Peer education: student activism of the nineties / Jodi Gold and Susan Villari -- Kicking into consciousness through self-defense training: getting physical in both theory and practice / Martha McCaughey -- Because violence is a weapon of oppression, antirape must mean antioppression / Janelle White -- Men-only spaces as effective sites for education and transformation in the battle to end sexual assault / Stephen Montagna -- Rape and the media: putting a face on rape / Elizabethe Holland -- Training camp: lessons in masculinity / Nate Daun Barnett, with Michael DiSabato -- Sexual violence: the legal front / Brett Sokolow -- Top ten ways the campus movement against sexual violence is misunderstood / John Stoltenberg -- Speak out: The North American student coalition against sexual violence -- Creating campuses intolerant of rape / Jodi Gold, Jessie Minier, and Susan Villari -- The Antioch college sexual offense policy -- Senate judiciary testimony provided by activist on violence against women act -- The student right-to-know act and the campus security act of 1990 -- Campus sexual assault victim's bill of rights (1992).