Lucky: The Sequel is a review essay based on Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir Lucky in which Sebold describes her own rape as a college student, her experiences as a rape victim and her navigation of the legal system. Chamallas uses Sebold’s rape narrative to explore themes of particular interest to feminist legal scholars. She discusses the intersection of race and rape, the continuing controversy surrounding the categorization of rape as a crime of violence versus a sex crime and the usefulness of considering the social and cultural dimensions of the trauma of rape.
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law | Law and Gender | Sexuality and the Law
Date of this Version
Martha Chamallas, "Lucky: The Sequel" (May 2005). The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series. Working Paper 15.