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ERIC Number: ED044713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-7
Pages: 19
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Sexuality and Violence.
Sanctuary, Gerald
The author examines specific manifestations of violence in relation to sexuality: (1) forcible rape rate; (2) war atrocities; (3) sexual violence in prisons; and (4) pornography. Drawing much from Hannah Arendt's book on violence, he views sexual violence as symptomatic of a lack of sexual power, not a sign of its possession. The causes are seen in the social and commercial pressures of society which leave men less room to act as distinct and separate individuals. The intrusion of violence into everyday life via the media stimulates men and increasingly serve to contaminate their interpersonal relationships and sexual lives, through which they seek to escape these pressures. A solution is offered: provide straightforward information, via comprehensive sex education, to counter the influence of media stimulation which links sex with violence. People would then be anabled to make informed choices about the way they will act sexually. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Convention in Chicago, Illinois, October 7-10, 1970