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Despite three decades of intense scrutiny and repeated attempts at ambitious reform, our laws against rape and sexual harassment still fail to protect women from sexual overreaching and abuse. What went wrong? In this original, provocative, and enlightening work, Stephen Schulhofer, a distinguished scholar in criminal law, shows the need to refocus our laws against rape and to create a new system of legal safeguards against interference with sexual autonomy.
Our laws provide comprehensive protection for property rights, labor, and other important interests, but sexual autonomy--the right to choose freely whether and when to be sexually intimate with another person--is devalued and ignored. With vivid examples, including stranger assaults, date rapes, and sexual encounters between job supervisors and subordinates, teachers and students, doctors and patients, lawyers and clients, Schulhofer shows that recent reforms of rape and sexual harassment law are overrated and inadequate. From the excessive degree of force necessary for an aggressive action to be defined as rape, to the gray areas in which coercion and exploitation can be used to elicit a false but legally valid "consent," Schulhofer offers a clear analysis of the limits of current standards. His proposals for a radically different approach hold the promise of genuine respect and effective protection for the sexual autonomy of both women and men. It is an ambitious yet sensible vision, committed to allowing willing partners to seek consensual relationships, while fully protecting each person's right to refuse sexual encounters that are not genuinely desired.
Review: Unwanted Sex masterfully draws together and rearticulates many of the main ideas in the debate over sexual autonomy. Schulhofer, a senior professor at the University of Chicago Law School, notes that "the right to sexual autonomy is simply missing from the list of essential rights that our society grants us as free and independent persons."
Throughout the 1990s, debates on sexual consent have commanded headlines, and Schulhofer's timely critique of existing law, attempts at reform, and the still-common cultural regard of male sexual aggression as natural (and in many cases even appropriate) is incisive and lucidly argued. Specific examples of sexually coercive situations fit into broader explorations of what does--or should--constitute coercion, consent, and autonomy and raise questions about our notions of sex and gender roles and the lines between seduction, deception, and fraud in sexual relations. Schulhofer's proposals for improved reform are thought-provoking and themselves help clarify the parlous state of existing laws and the challenges inherent in regulating sexual behavior. As he notes, "Respect for sexual autonomy requires safeguards against abuse and exploitation. But--equally important--it requires that the law protect our freedom to seek emotional intimacy and sexual fulfillment with willing partners." --Julia Riches
Title: Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation ...
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89513719
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11910139
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FCJ9000Y36_ns
Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2789410791
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1998, c1998, 1998. 1st Edition, boards & cloth, fine w/dj, 318 pp w/index & notes, tall 8vo, 'The Crime of Intimidation and the Failure of Law'. Bookseller Inventory # 40478
Book Description Harvard University Press, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 061986
Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0674576489 Harvard University Press hardcover with dust jacket, 1998, 1st edition, clean/tight, SIGNED by Stephen Schulhofer on title page and previous owner name on front endpaper otherwise unmarked and defect free, Fine-/Fine (like New); We will add a custom fitted new mylar cover, bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 68806S
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0674576489
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Like new hardcover book, appears to have never been read. No highlighting, underlining, margin notes, or former owner's name. Current list price: $31.00. Bookseller Inventory # 008536
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998. Hardcover. Presumed first edition/first printing. xii, 318 p. Notes. Index. In this original, provocative, and enlightening work, a distinguished scholar in criminal law shows the need to refocus the laws against rape and to create a new system of legal safeguards against interference with sexual autonomy. Good in good dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Some red underlining noted. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 60370