Unless you’ve been living in a vacuum, chances are you’ll have heard about the Brock Turner case that’s been causing outrage on a global scale.  

The affluent swimmer has been convicted of raping an unconscious woman, but received a light sentence from the judge because it would “severely impact” him.

Recently, the spotlight has been shone on rape and how victims are perceived, shamed and blamed for their own assaults and rapes. This case, in particular, seems to have broken the flood gates wide open. And rightly so.

We’re living in a society that not only thinks the onus is on the victim to be more responsible, but that they should also try to avoid being raped by enforcing behaviours that won’t “cause” rapists to lose their self-control.

Which is ridiculous and doesn’t actually address the problem of how to actually stop rapists from raping.  

There are a wealth of books that have recently been published that address the issue; many we’ve read and reviewed and some we still want to.

The list of books below are our absolute must-reads.  

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