Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Newsletter

Publisher:  Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  19pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX402

In their article entitled "Critique on the Amirs" Gillean Chase and Ilene Bell question the advisability of the hiring by the Federal Government of Menachem and Delila Amir, both non-Canadian residents, to do research on Canadian Rape Crisis Centres.

Abstract:  In their article entitled "Critique on the Amirs" Gillean Chase and Ilene Bell question the advisability of the hiring by the Federal Government of Menachem and Delila Amir, both non-Canadian residents, to do research on Canadian Rape Crisis Centres. While the writers value the need for research in the area of rape, they prefer to have that research carried out by persons with first hand experience of the specific problems faced by Canadian women and with an awareness of the problems and principles under which rape crisis centres operate. Exception is taken to the theory of victim-precipitated rape proposed in Menachem Amir's book, Patterns in Forcible Rape (1971), as well as to the implications that Rape Crisis Centres are "feminist" agencies.
Elsewhere in the newsletter the Amirs are reported as having been confronted regarding the purpose and results of their study of Canadian Rape Crisis Centres during the annual conference held in Montreal, May 20-22, of this year attended by representatives from 23 of the 25 Rape Crisis Centres across Canada.

Periodical profile published 1977
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