The case for fighting off a rapist

Brink, Susan
December 1993
U.S. News & World Report;12/20/93, Vol. 115 Issue 24, p74
Reports on research which suggests that a woman's chances of fending off a rape by a stranger, without making her more vulnerable to other injuries, improves significantly if she takes the offensive--and does so immediately. Message in the 1980s that women who aggressively resisted sexual assault were more likely to suffer physical injuries that were women who did not; Specifics of studies of rape or attempted rape; Martha Langelan's book `Back Off!.'


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