Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Victims: Reactions: Narratives: 21st Century:

Victims: Reactions: Narratives:

I n f o r m a t i o n

»Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body is a 2017 memoir by Roxane Gay, published on June 13, 2017, by HarperCollins in New York, New York.
In Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Gay describes her experience of her body, her relationship to food and weight, and her experience as a victim of sexual violence. Gay gained weight in the wake of her trauma, as both a means of comfort and of protecting herself from the world, and describes the book as being about "living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight, when you are not obese or morbidly obese but super morbidly obese." Gay explains that this desire for protection through binge eating began as a coping mechanism in order to become physically larger and "repulsive" to men. By avoiding the male gaze, Gay as a child pursued her own safety from further sexual assault.« -- More information: Wikipedia

G e n e r a l   K e y w o r d s

Chronological Index: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Geographical Index: American History: U.S. History | Topical Index: Cases: Real Victims: Roxane Gay; Types: Rape: Child Sexual Abuse

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Armbruster, Elif S. »Teaching the #MeToo Memoir: Creating Empathy in the First-Year College Classroom.« #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture. New York 2021: 311-321.

II. Speaker Index