Theory & Concepts

Men, Women, and Rape
Book
January, 1993

Documents the history, politics, and sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of men and women under the law.

  1. Rape
  2. Victims
  3. Offenders
  4. Overview
  5. History
  • Author: Susan Brownmiller
  • Publisher: Fawcett Columbine, 1993.
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Anti-Oppression, Theory & Concepts
Activation to Evaluation
PDF
February, 2007

Community development as a sexual violence prevention strategy is an interesting paradigm. Based on our own individual skill set and life experiences we usually enter into the process with an expectation of what the outcome might be. In partnership with others, we enter into a collaborative process to understand the dynamics of sexual violence in our communities and reduce the negative impact. Through dialogue and discourse we reach a shared understanding. The resulting strategies derived…

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Theory & Concepts
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2016

Washington State has 37 accredited community based advocacy agencies serving each county, as well as many community based by and for community specific advocacy agencies. Some counties also have system based advocacy; many ask why have both and what are the differences? It is crucial for system partners, advocates and communities to understand the importance of the differences, and it is our role as community based sexual assault advocacy agencies to be able to clearly communicate this to…

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Program Provision, Theory & Concepts
PDF
June, 2007

Over the past decade, community sexual assault programs, community activists, social service providers and community members, in addition to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and its funding partners, have engaged in the process of being that "small group of thoughtful and committed citizen" seeking to change our world. This issue contains the stories of three of those communities and the challenges and successes along the way.

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Theory & Concepts
Making Connections With Advocacy and the Experiences of Survivors
Webinar
January, 2016

Diversity, non-discrimination, cultural competency, anti-oppression, & social justice are not synonyms — they are not words that replace one another, nor are they words that connote the same meaning or the same type of interaction.

As advocates and preventionists, it is vital that we take into account power relations and oppression. Advocating on behalf of survivors and being an ally includes thinking about services, survivors, and yourself in terms of diversity, non-…

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Anti-Oppression, Theory & Concepts
PDF
May, 2003

"Is feminism still valid?" is the question that became the basis of this issue of Connections. As we began to contemplate that question it came became clear that the question has always been, "Is feminism valid?" First wave feminism, the women's suffrage movement 1860-1920, was viewed as a radical doctrine, focused on dividing the genders. It was thought to be a construct of white, middle class, heterosexual, educated women. Second wave feminism, the women's liberation movement 1960 - 1982,…

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Theory & Concepts
Racism, Nationalism and Feminism
Book
January, 2006

Racism 248 p. including bibliographical references and index

  1. Racism
  2. Oppression
  3. Feminism
  4. African-American
  • Author:  Collins, Patricia Hill
  • Publisher: Temple University Press, 2006.
Topics
Anti-Oppression, Theory & Concepts
Language and the Socially Constructed Self
Book
December, 1995

Sneak Peek: "Gender Articulated" is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language...

  1. Gender
  • Author: Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz
  • Publisher: Routledge, 1995.
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Theory & Concepts
Misogyny in Media & Culture
DVD
January, 2008

Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State

60 min. DVD

  1. Media
  2. Gender
  • Author: Keith, Thomas.
  • Publisher: Media Education Foundation, 2008.
Topics
Media Literacy & Technology, Theory & Concepts
By Gillian Greensite
PDF
June, 2012

Our willingness to become involved in the anti-rape movement deserves support and praise. Whatever particular reason drew you to this most important work, the results will not only help survivors in significant ways but will also give you a connection to the thousands of women and supportive men whose actions have formed a movement of people determined to confront and change the conditions that encourage and support a rape culture. Knowledge of the history of this movement will help you deal…

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Theory & Concepts

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