Who Are the Real Victims of Rape Crimes?

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Who is the Real Victims of Rape Crimes?
Kha’Lashia Ketchum
Axia Colleges of University of Phoenix
Katrina Everhart

Rape: Who is the Real Victim?
Rape is one of the world’s most unsolved crimes. All across the world women are being victimized by rape crimes. Throughout all cultural background, you will found women have been raped. Whether it is someone, they are acquainted with or someone they really do not know. There are women being raped on college campus, on and off campus fraternity. There are women being raped at jobs in there home and on dates. Some say that men are the true victims of rape crimes. In this paper, we will discover the truth about rape and whether women or men are the true victims, even if rape is fact or myth. Rapes are committed when a person have unwanted sex with another person against their own will. All across the world woman are been raped it could be someone you know are someone you may not know. Man are use any means to get what the want know matter what the cost of their action cause the woman they made have rape. Rape to men is just another r way of controlling women. “This explanation holds that the motivation to rape has little, if anything to do with sexual desire. Instead, it holds that rape is an attempt by men to dominate and control women. It also contends that rape only occurs when males are taught by their culture, directly or indirectly, to rape.” (Thornhill, 2004). Some say rape is like a common cold in today world. Women are force to have sex against their will with a man. The problem with is no matter what if she say no he can still rape her because he is a like stronger. People say what women wear cause them to be a victim of rape, but lord know that not true what you wear should not give a person the right to take something that is valuable to you “Rape is the common cold of society. Although rape is much more serious than the common cold, the systems are the same. We have assimilated rape into everyday culture much as we have the cold. Like the folklore surrounding the common cold, there is folklore about rape, like the notion that if a woman wear revealing clothing or goes to a bar alone, she likely to “get raped.” But in fact a woman is no likely to be raped from these activities than from simply dating a man or being home alone.” (Pearson, 2000). Many time rapes are committed by someone that the woman may not know, but the majority of rapes are committed by acquaintance or someone you may know “ Intimates ( husbands, ex-spouses, boyfriends, ex-boyfriends) committed 20 percent of rapes, acquaintances 50 percent, and strangers 30 percent of the rapes reported to NCVS between 1987-1991.” (Buchwald, 1998). When it come down to a woman say no even under the influence of alcohol men should listen no mean no, know matter what the situation is there will always be consequences to this action. This has been a problem for over 20 years that women being assaulted by their acquaintance. Armstrong stated (2006) “colleges and universities have been aware of the problem of sexual assault for at least 20 years, directing resources toward prevention and providing services to students who have been sexually assaulted.” Because of this woman on campus remains a victim of sexually assault. Not to say that they do not have prevention programs to help women that have been rape on campus but who to say that they are working on preventing this problem from getting worst. When you hear about rape you only hear about the women that have been a victim of rape, now there are more then just women being victimize their young children who have been a victim of rape crimes. As stated by the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse in 1991 the survey of child protective service agencies listed 404,100 reported sexual abuse to a child. These report did not state the sexual abuse by...
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