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NCJ Number: 68995 Find in a Library
Title: RAPE - PART TWO
Corporate Author: American Lutheran Church
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: American Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Correctional Service of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: CASSETTE 187
Sale Source: Correctional Service of Minnesota
1427 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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: A RAPE VICTIM EXPLAINS HOW SHE USED HER TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHER WOMEN DEAL WITH SIMILAR SITUATIONS.
Abstract: FOR 3 YEARS AFTER THE RAPE, THE VICTIM EXPERIENCED GUILT, DEEP DEPRESSIONS, THEN ANGER AT SOCIETY FOR TREATING HER LIKE A CRIMINAL. HOWEVER, WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO ORGANIZE A RAPE TASK FORCE FOR THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, SHE FELT ENORMOUS RELIEF AT THE CHANCE TO TALK WITH OTHER VICTIMS AND DECIDED TO ESTABLISH A HOT-LINE WITH EMERGENCY COUNSELING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS. HER GREATEST PLEASURE NOW LIES IN HELPING OTHER WOMEN IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS, ALTHOUGH THE MEN SHE HAS DATED SINCE HER DIVORCE RARELY UNDERSTAND HER ACTIVITIES. SHE ENCOURAGES VICTIMS NOT TO SUPPRESS HOSTILE FEELINGS, TO EXPECT UNPLEASANT AFTEREFFECTS SUCH AS FLASHBACKS AND TO REALIZE THAT THE LOSS OF PRIDE AND DIGNITY WILL AFFECT THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES. EVERY WOMAN, IN HER VIEW, NEEDS A HUSBAND OR BROTHER TO HELP HER THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF RAPE. SHE FAVORS SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING FOR ALL WOMEN AND HOPES TO SEE LAWS CHANGED TO SUPPORT VICTIMS. SHE ALSO ADVOCATES SENSITIZATION OF EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS TO THE FEELING OF RAPE VICTIMS AND TO THEIR NEEDS. FOR PART I, SEE NCJ-68994.
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Hotlines; Psychological victimization effects; Rape
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