Informative Speech Outline over Date Rape

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Title: Date rape
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about date rape.
Thesis Statement: Today I’m going to talk to you about date rape, or acquaintance rape…what it is, how it occurs, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim.

Introduction:
I. Attention getter: Sublime song. *:58-1:26*
II. Today I am going to talk to you about date rape.
III. Audience should listen for two reasons:
A. We are all vulnerable of having this happen to us, men and women; no one is immune to date rape.
B. This topic has some “myths” that are quite inaccurate. IV. Thesis: Today I’m going to talk to you about date rape, or acquaintance rape…what it is, how it occurs, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim. Transition: First, let’s decipher just exactly what is date rape.

Body:
I What is it?
A: Forced sexual contact
B: According to womenshealth.gov, 50% of people raped know the rapist 1.Women: main victims according to (1 in 4 college women)
2.Men: also victims (1 in 10 college men)
C: Not about sex or passion
1. Love is not a factor
2. Aggression/violence
D: Always the fault of the rapist.
Transition…. (next…)

II How it occurs.
A: Setting
1. Anywhere
2. Any time
B: Drugs
1. GHB
2. Roofies
a. Cause feeling paralyzed
b. Cause lack of memory
c. Cause blurred vision
C: Alcohol
1. Dulls common sense
2. Loosens inhibitions
3. Lets aggressive tendencies occur
a. often used as an excuse
b. having sex with an intoxicated person is legally rape
D: According to the Women’s Center of Houston, 53% of cases involve drugs or alcohol
E: Threats
F: Physical restraints
Transition…(now let’s look at…)

III How you can protect yourself.
A: Order your own drink
1. Watch it prepared
2. Do not sit it down
B: Go out in groups.
C: Avoid secluded places
D: If you feel threatened, ask for help...
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