The Morning After (book)

The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus is a 1993 book about date rape by author and journalist Katie Roiphe. Her first book, it was reprinted with a new introduction in 1994.[1] Part of the book had previously been published as an essay, "The Rape Crisis, or 'Is Dating Dangerous?'" in the New York Times Magazine.

The Morning After
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AuthorKatie Roiphe
CountryUnited States
SubjectDate rape
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
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Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)


Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, writing for The New York Times, called The Morning After a "Book of the Times" and said "it is courageous of Ms. Roiphe to speak out against the herd ideas that campus life typically encourages."[2] In 1993, a negative review by Katha Pollitt titled 'Not Just Bad Sex' was published in The New Yorker. Pollitt's review was in turn criticized by Christina Hoff Sommers in Who Stole Feminism? (1994).[3] The Morning After received a positive response from the critic Camille Paglia, who called it "an eloquent, thoughtful, finely argued book that was savaged from coast to coast by shallow, dishonest feminist book reviewers".[4] A criticism of the book is that it promotes victim-blaming.[5]

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  1. ^ Roiphe, Katie. The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism. Little, Brown and Company, 1994. p. xiii.
  2. ^ Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Divergent Views of Rape As Violence and Sex, The New York Times, September 16, 1993
  3. ^ Sommers, Christina Hoff. Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women. Simon & Schuster, 1994. p. 214, 298.
  4. ^ Paglia, Camille. Vamps and Tramps: New Essays. Penguin Books, 1995. p. xvi.
  5. ^ BRISON, SUSAN. DATE RAPE'S OTHER VICTIM, "New York Times", 25 July 1993

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