chapter  6
Discursive Politics
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If citizens see us and know us by name, they like us better. They feel comfortable calling us for advice. It’s good for the department to do these things [talk about rape in the community].

—police officer, white man, age fifty

I always say “yes” if I’m invited [for talking about rape in the community]. You never know when you’ll reach someone. One person is enough. If I can teach just one person about rape-what it really is, how wrong society is to tolerate it, it’s a total success.