No Stranger in the Bushes: The Ambiguity of Consent and Rape in Hook up Culture

No Stranger in the Bushes: The Ambiguity of Consent and Rape in Hook up Culture Sex Roles (2013) 68:629–633 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0251-2 MEDIA REVIEW No Stranger in the Bushes: The Ambiguity of Consent and Rape in Hook up Culture The Line: Where is the Line of Consent? Written, Directed, and Produced by Nancy Schwartzman, Northampton, Mass., Media Education Foundation, 2010. 24 min. $195.00 (University price). ISBN: 1-932869-42-5 Melissa Swauger & Dana Hysock Witham & Diane Shinberg Published online: 3 January 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 In The Line, U.S. director Nancy Schwartzman unravels the cultural expectations influence our understanding of gender complexity of sexuality and rape when a one night stand and sexuality, and exposes the myths, ambiguity, and nor- takes an unpredictable turn. Using voiceover and interviews malization of sexual violence against women in U.S. socie- with friends, professionals, and even her perpetrator, she ty. In the opening segment, the exchange between traces the events of the night of her rape and the days and Schwartzman and her mother characterizes what Buchwald months following. This brief, 24 min, personal story raises et al. (1993) define as a rape culture –“a complex of beliefs critical legal, cultural, and personal questions about sex and that encourages male sexual aggression and supports vio- consent Sex Roles Springer Journals

No Stranger in the Bushes: The Ambiguity of Consent and Rape in Hook up Culture

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