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Will wonders never cease — another feminist rape memoir!

I can only imagine how the pitch to the corporate publisher plays out:

Author: I’ve got a book I’ve been working on, a feminist life-journey narrative.

Publisher: How does it start?

Author: Well, it starts when I was a teenager and I was raped-

Publisher: We’ll buy it! Will a $50,000 advance be enough? I’ve also got a friend at the New York Times, we’ll get them to run an excerpt as an op-ed or feature…

And the fact that she’s a professor at Purdue is like icing on the cake — is that a requirement to be a Feminist Studies Prof, having a published rape memoir?