This chapter utilizes Michel Foucault's method of genealogy, as well as his own historicization and critiques of psychological discourses, to challenge the ways that anti-violence feminism has relied on discourses of psychological trauma. It considers sexual violence within prisons from a feminist perspective. Historical studies of early modern Europe indicate that sexual crimes were considered as a consequence of passion and circumstance and were treated cavalierly. Foucault is concerned with the so-called perverts, including the agents in sexual crimes; the discursive constitution of sexualities also applies to the victims of such agents. The development of feminist activism against rape and domestic violence unfolded in manners that complemented state law enforcement and conservative interest groups, favoring a liberal rather than a radical feminist stance on rape. Although rape crisis centers originally theorized more radical strategies for combating violence against women, over time they were obliged to "embrace more of the goals of state agencies, mental health, and law enforcement".