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Lecture explores 'politics of rape'

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, noon 102 Woolworth Center

A lecture on "The Politics of Rape: Gender, Race and Sexual Violence in the U.S., 1870-1930" by Stanford University historian Estelle Freedman will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 20, in 102 Woolworth Center.

The Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford, Freedman studies the history of women and social reform, including feminism and prison reform, as well as the history of sexuality. Her most recent book, "The Essential Feminist Reader," is an edited anthology of 64 primary documents from feminist history around the world spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries. Her other works include "Feminism, Sexuality and Politics" and "No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women."

Freedman's lecture will be delivered at a luncheon sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender. The event is free and open to the public, but anyone interested in attending must RSVP to gershen@princeton.edu.

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