Compare & Contrast Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood

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1978: John Rideout, the first U. S. man to be charged with marital rape, is acquitted by an Oregon Circuit court.

1997: A 35-year-old female teacher in Seattle is convicted of second-degree child rape for having an affair with a 13-year-old former student and is sentenced to six months in jail after she gives birth to their daughter.

1977: The U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there are 2.33 rapes for every 1,000 people in the country.

1997: The U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that incidents of rape have fallen drastically in the past twenty years, reaching an all-time low in 1996 at 90 rapes per 1,000 people.

1977: Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a controversial and popular movie, in which a young teacher is murdered after picking up a man in a bar.

1997: Push by Sapphire is a controversial novel, telling the story of a young woman who has been beaten, abused...

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