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NCJ Number: 34288 Find in a Library
Title: HOW TO SAY NO TO A RAPIST AND SURVIVE
Project Director: D HOFFMAN
Date Published: 1975
Sale Source: Learning Corporation of America
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM IS AN ON-THE-SPOT RECORD OF THE PRINCIPLES OF FREDERIC STORASKA'S (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF RAPE AND ASSAULT) PROGRAM OF RAPE AND ASSAULT PREVENTION.
Abstract: MR. STORASKA'S APPROACH TO HIS SUBJECT IS TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE THAT CUTS THROUGH THE ANXIETY, EMBARRASSMENT, AND MYTHS WHICH HAVE MADE DISCUSSION OF RAPE TABOO. BASIC TO HIS PROGRAM IS RECOGNITION OF THE HUMAN ELEMENT-UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONAL MAKE-UP OF BOTH VICTIM AND ASSAILANT. HIS AIM IS THE REDUCTION OF VIOLENCE FROM THE ATTACKER. CHARACTERIZING THE WOULD-BE RAPIST AS REJECTED BY WOMEN AND HATING THEM, HE EXPLAINS WHY AN OBVIOUSLY HOSTILE RESPONSE BY THE VICTIM CAN JEOPARDIZE HER LIFE. HIS COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF PREVENTION IS DESIGNED TO GIVE HIS AUDIENCE A TOTAL UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE ASSAULT INVOLVES. ABOVE ALL, REMEMBER THAT YOU WANT TO SURVIVE, MR. STORASKA REPEATS CONTINUALLY. HE DEMONSTRATES THE ONLY TWO PHYSICAL SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES THAT ARE INFALLIBLE FOR WOMEN, AS THEY TOTALLY INCAPACITATE THE ATTACKER. MR STORASKA EFFECTIVELY USES INDIVIDUAL CASE HISTORIES THROUGHOUT THE LECTURE TO SHOW HOW WOMEN HAVE ACTED INTELLIGENTLY AND IMAGINATIVELY. THROUGH HIS STYLE OF PRESENTATION, HE ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO BE AWARE BUT NOT HYPERSENSITIVE. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Audiovisual aids; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Deterrence; Films; Public education; Public information; Rape
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