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It’s Only a Penis: Rape Feminism and Difference (Helliwell 2000)

As promised, here is Christine Helliwell‘s article ‘”It’s only a penis”: Rape, feminism, and difference’ from Signs (2000 25, 3: pp. 789-817)

Abstract: Focuses on the responses of women regarding rape. Rape as part of the natural human condition; Influence of social institutions on physical and emotional responses of women; Correlation between rape and the difference between men and women; Reasons for the universalization of rape among Western feminists; Details on the masculinizing character of rape.

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