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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape (edition 2018)

by Sohaila Abdulali (Author)

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"Drawing on her own experience, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, and three decades of grappling with rape as a feminist intellectual and writer, Abdulali tackles some of our thorniest questions about rape, articulating the confounding way we account for who gets raped and why--and asking how we want to raise the next generation. In interviews with survivors from around the world we hear moving personal accounts of hard-earned strength, humor, and wisdom that collectively tell the larger story of what rape means and how healing can occur."--Dust jacket flap.… (more)
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Title:What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Authors:Sohaila Abdulali (Author)
Info:The New Press (2018), 224 pages
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I was mesmerized by the first page. This book illustrates the true conformity that people have succumbed to in order to simply exist. Abdulali is compassionate and direct in understanding people’s inability to change due to so many circumstances. She shows that regardless of fear, we must all fight against the “social norms” that we have allowed to continue in this still patriarchal society. Take the time to reflect and ask yourself if you are the type of person who will blame a victim of sexual crime, or who understands that it’s a crime but believes that change will never come; especially if you are a woman. We must hold people accountable, including ourselves. Rape is not a woman’s issues, it is a human being’s issue. Even with the strong direct language, this book is not a preach, it is a true word of experience and hope that tomorrow no person will endure the trauma of this horrible crime. ( )
  Adelaide1 | Aug 31, 2019 |
Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Author: Sohaila Abdulali
Publisher: The New Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
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"What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape" by Sohaila Abdulali

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This was definitely one incredible read where one will get a wide range of topics under this subject: RAPE. This well written novel will cover this subject from a 'political opinion, factual evidence and personal narratives' that is a easy read even though its a heavy topic with some horrible stories. I definitely found this information definitely eye opening as well as terrifying in what went on. Again, I will say this was quite a read where Sohaila Abdulali will draw one into her own 'experience that she had with rape and its aftermath.' This subject will not be a easy novel to read but in the end one will get a full understanding of what these survivors went through and yet it 'sends a message of empowerment for women.'

Thank you to both NetGalley and The New Press for my ARC of this book. ( )
  arlenadean | Nov 30, 2018 |
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"Drawing on her own experience, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, and three decades of grappling with rape as a feminist intellectual and writer, Abdulali tackles some of our thorniest questions about rape, articulating the confounding way we account for who gets raped and why--and asking how we want to raise the next generation. In interviews with survivors from around the world we hear moving personal accounts of hard-earned strength, humor, and wisdom that collectively tell the larger story of what rape means and how healing can occur."--Dust jacket flap.

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