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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Approaches to Rape
EditorsNicole Westmarland, Geetanjali Gangoli
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781847426222
ISBN (Print)9781847426215
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2011


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