Sohaila Abdulali - What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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The statistics are well known: one out of every six American women will be the victim of a rape or attempted rape in her lifetime, and a sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the U.S. Abdulali, a writer and activist, was gang-raped in Mumbai when she was seventeen, an experience she wrote about in a New York Times op-ed and expands on in this thought-provoking look at rape culture. Interviewing survivors from various parts of the world, Abdulali both celebrates the resilience of these women and asks difficult questions about the way we account for who gets raped and why. Above all, she approaches the topic from a personal, not a statistical stance, emphasizing that there is no one response to rape and that the necessary dialogue about this long taboo topic has only just begun.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Non Fiction
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$15.99
ISBN: 9781620974742
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Published: New Press - November 27th, 2018

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