Redefining Rape

Redefining Rape 1

Corey Perrine, Augusta Chronicle, Zumapress, Newscom

A Take Back the Night rally against sexual abuse at Augusta State U. in 2010

In the past few years, it has become impossible to read the news without encountering a spate of rape stories. Coverage of individual and gang rapes are by no means limited to reports from India, Brazil, or Egypt. In the United States, revelations of systematic assaults and underreporting of rape recur in such different settings as the military, prisons, elite private schools, and Indian reservations. At the heart of much of the recent attention is the