Diana E. H. Russell (Born November 6, 1938, South Africa; Died July 28, 2020) was a radical feminist sociologist, author, and activist. She was a pioneer researcher and theorist on violence against women and girls. Russell wrote numerous books and articles on rape (including marital rape), femicide, incest, and the misogynist murders of women, and pornography. Her landmark books include: The Politics of Rape (1974); Rape in Marriage (1982); Sexual Exploitation: Rape, Child Sexual Abuse and Workplace Harassment (1984); Lives of Courage: Women for a New South Africa (1989); Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing (1992); Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny and Rape (1998); The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States (2000); and Femicide in Global Perspective (2001). For her book on incest, The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women (1987), she was co-recipient of the 1986 C. Wright Mills Award. Russell was working on her memoirs when she died.
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