Saturday, October 13, 2012

History Anti-Rape Movement comes from the Women's Rights Movement

To understand the history of the anti-rape movement, one must have a full understanding of the fight for women to have the same civil rights as men.  Out of this fight women started gathering in what was called "consciousness raising groups", where they shared their thoughts, feelings and experiences.  From these gatherings women started realizing that they were not alone -- that many others were also being abused, neglected and or sexually assaulted.  It's out of these meetings we really started to get a grasp on the number of individuals who were sexually abused as children.


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