Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)

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True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.

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29 April 2018 | a_baron
| Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story
This film based on real events has an obvious agenda. Nancy Ziegenmeyer was the victim of an unambiguous rape. She was also a faithless wife - the word bicycle springs to mind. As it could not have been made without her cooperation, one must assume the unflattering way she is portrayed here is faithful.

The rape is not shown; actual reports of it are graphic, and the racial angle has been totally ignored. So what is its agenda? When did anyone ever get the dumb idea that rape victims "ask for it", or did they ever? The reality is that this is a complex issue. As so-called feminist Camille Paglia has often pointed out, a young woman who goes to a guy's room scantilly dressed and the worse for drink is asking for trouble. A woman who forgets to lock her car door is not.

In spite of its agenda, this is a film worth watching. Thankfully there is not a screaming second wave feminist in sight.

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