Missoula

Missoula From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team the Grizzlies with a rabid fan base The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012 Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities In this, Missoula is also typical A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty four are raped each year Krakauer s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under suspicion than the alleged perpetrator This is especially true if the victim is sexually active if she had been drinking prior to the assault and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press If the case goes to trial, the woman s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula the nights when they were raped their fear and self doubt in the aftermath the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys the public vilification and private anguish their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.Some of them went to the police Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute One case led to a conviction one to an acquittal Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and or to their faces The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing She later left the prosecutor s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies star quarterback in his rape trial The horror of being raped, in each woman s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.Krakauer s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape College age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.

Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer, well known for outdoor and mountain climbing writing.https www.facebook.com jonkrakauer

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Missoula
  • Jon Krakauer
  • English
  • 01 January 2017
  • 0385538731

10 thoughts on “Missoula

  1. says:

    Absolutely gripping The subject matter is one close to my heart, but after reading this and Krakauer s Under the Banner of Heaven, I m starting to think he can make any subject interesting with his emotive and engaging writing style Who knows Maybe I can even get myself interested in mountaineering and tackle Into Thin Air or Eiger Dreams.We shall see.Anyway, Missoula Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is extremely horrifying I followed a number of the cases the author writes abo Absolutely gripping The subject matter is one...

  2. says:

    Rape in unique No other crime is so fraught with controversy, so enmeshed in dispute and in the politics of gender and sexuality.This book is not an easy read It is however a book that should be read It really should be required reading in high school and early college years Not just for the boys either Girls need this book too.I wish I could do this book justic...

  3. says:

    The book was brilliantly and exhaustively written.The system seems to be all women are guilty of getting themselves raped, or if they aren t guilty it wasn t that bad And any efforts to accuse men, Our Footballers especially, will be seen as wicked girls who couldn t get a boyfriend or had some other contemptible and probably girlie motive Police will only prosecute rape when they are 100% sure of getting a conviction as that looks good on their record Advice to girls going to college 1 Do The book was brilliantly and exhaustively written.The system seems to be all women are guilty of getting themselves raped, or if they aren t guilty it ...

  4. says:

    Short review Ban MenLonger review Horrifying look at rape culture at work in Missoula, MT, but also applicable everywhere The first half of the book is much stronger The second half is basically court transcripts I would have liked to seesynthesis, and author insight At the very end Krakauer is also like, I had no idea it was this bad and that so many women were raped and now I know, and it was kind of strange but I guess it was also honest What really struck me in this book is ho Short review Ban MenLonger review Horrifying look at rape culture at work in Missoula, MT, but also applicable everywhere The first half of the book is much stronger The second half is basically court transcripts I would have...

  5. says:

    I will read anything Krakauer writes This book, in particular, is both powerful and necessary As he writes rather than being the nation s rape capital, Missoula had an incidence of sexual assault in 2010 that was in fact slightly less than the national average That s the real scandal.

  6. says:

    All right, I m going to be an asshole.That s really the only way this will come off, isn t it How can I explain that, while I believe that the subject matter is incredibly important, disturbing, and heart wrenching, that the book itself doesn t live up to the task I love Jon Krakauer s work What I love most about his writing is the way that he uses very specific narratives to talk about, and to illustrate, a much broader point In INTO THE WILD,...

  7. says:

    This is a painful, frustrating, teeth grinding, angst inducing, trigger filled must read.For those who think Krakauer is picking on Missoula, or out to tarnish the image of a whole community, get over it and read the book In the end he praises the University of Montana where my daughter goes to school for their improvements, he lauds the Missoula police, and highlights a weak spot for victims of sexual assault in the...

  8. says:

    This narrative shocked me enraged me then frightened me Krakauer exposes a rape culture that resides in the University of Missoula, Montana Rape is the most under reported, prevalent violent crime against women and often committed by men whom they are acquainted with This looks at 3 specific cases where the accused are football players Nothan 20% of rapes are reported Why Just look at how they are adjudicated The victim re victimized and traumatized physically through the collecti This narrative shocked me enraged me then frightened me Krakauer exposes a rape culture that resides in the University of Missoula, Montana Rape is the most under reported, prevalent violent crime against women and often committed by men whom they are acquainted with This looks at 3 specific cases where the accused are football players Nothan 20% of rapes are reported Why Just look at how they are adjudicated The victim re victimized and traumatized physically through the collection of evidence and emotionally through the retelling to school officials, police, lawyers Their own lives being scrutinized, smeared The accused regarded as heroes icons untouchables holding a sense of entitlement impunity immunity Krakauer debunks the rape myth tha...

  9. says:

    At the end of almost every audiobook the narrator comes on and says We hope you have enjoyed this audio presentation of insert title This morning when I got to the end of Jon Krakauer s latest book, and heard that, I had to laugh No, I did not enjoy Missoula Rape and the Justice System in a College Town It is an excruciatingly painful book to read or listen to It describes, in living Technicolor, several gut wrenching sexual assaults and the years of psychological torment that the victims At the end of almost every audiobook the narrator comes on and says We hope you have enjoyed this audio presentation of insert title This morning when I got to the end of Jon Krakauer s latest book, and heard that, I had to laugh No, I did not enjoy Missoula Rape and the Justice System in a College Town It is an excruciatingly painful book to read or listen to It describes, in living Technicolor, several gut wrenching sexual assaults and the years of psychological torment that the victims of those assaults must endure In addition, it spotlights shortcomings in our criminal justice system that only exacerbate the torture and suffering these victims experience.As painful as this book is to read, though, I believe that it is one that everyone should read There are too many myths and misconceptions about rape that need to be corrected When we hear the word rapist most of us picture some stranger in a ski mask breaking int...

  10. says:

    A powerful examination of the realities of rape on college campuses Missoula in this book , is just frickin TOO HIGH The stories in Missoula are gut wrenching details after details Is it any wonder justice is hard to come byMore rapes go under reported than any other crime A crime which leaves life long scars If the big crimes on college campuses of under reporting were stealing which happens too , the victim would feel angry, invaded, and a range of other emotionb A powerful examination of the realities of rape on college campuses Missoula in this book , is just frickin TOO HIGH The stories in...

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