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Rape

RAPE AND LAW Under ancient Hebrew law, if a man raped a virgin within the walls of a city, and she was betrothed to another man, both she and the rapist shared the same fate of death by stoning[1]. There written or proper cofied laws at that time, laws were made by Gradually law was developed by English courts, Rape was defined under English law where more particularly all the aspect of rape were covered. Later rape wasUnder the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which came into force in April 2004, rape...

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Rape

Rape - Breaking the silence and act ... The figures speak for themselves ... The situation is alarming. Every day, 903 rapes, about 330,000 each year, taking place in the world. In Mauritius, according to the latest statistics, 466 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2011, 58 cases of rape and 55 of sodomy. However, the taboo still exists around this crime. Worse, most victims remain silent. The world is still in shock after the rape of an Indian student last December in New Delhi. The...

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Rape

with the number 4, stand up. Each of you standing will be raped; statistics show that one in six will be sexually assaulted within their life time. According to the U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics, one of you will be a male (as shown by ___)*: 9% of rape victims are male, while the other 91% remain female. And every two minutes, another person is assaulted; not including the 1.3 million children that are molested each year. Do the math: at least 262,800 people -- the equivalent of the entire population...

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Rape

What is RAPE ? Rape is define as the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse or any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person. How to prevent RAPE? 1. Stay Aware Do not jog or walk with your iPod, mp3 or others, because attackers are looking for someone which is easy to be attack which mean that someone is not paying attention to the environment. When you are listening to the music, you will not aware with the environment...

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Marital Rape

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 1 MARITAL RAPE HISTORY Rape is defined as any act of sexual intercourse which a person is compelled to take part in under duress or through the application of physical force. Rape is derived from the ancient word ‘Raptus’ which implied theft, either of property or possession. The question here is, how did it to come to apply to this horrific crime? The answer is simple. In the minds of the bigoted population, rape was nothing more than a theft of...

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Rape Culture

to every day desensitize, excuse, and even justify rape and sexual violence. Advertising is one of the biggest promoters of women as objects that we experience on a daily basis. Twenty-first century ads fall mostly into one of two camps: products for “Manly Men” that will help them to sleep with attractive women, or products for women, which will help them to better be decoration and sexual object. Both of these types of ads contribute to rape culture by commodifying sex: men’s advertisements,...

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Date Rape

approximately 248,000 victims, about 87,000 were victims of completed rape, and 70,000 were victims of sexual assault. Up to 4,315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Calculations based on the (National Crime Victimization Survey). Rape is often misunderstood. For one reason rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy female. The truth is not all rapes are the same. The victim doesn't have to be a young beautiful Female...

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Rape Culture

Many of the attitudes, beliefs, and mistaken ideas about rape have been with us for centuries. By looking at myths, such as "women ask for it," and "it would do some women good to get raped," from a historical perspective, lead us for better understanding how they evolved. Women are still seen as the property of men, are protected as such. Men and women are still taught to occupy very different roles in today's world. Men are usually more aggressive, and women are seen as passive. (Vogelman) This...

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Rape Prevention

RAPE PREVENTION Robert Honeysucker CRJ 305 Instructor Robert Jackson April 28,2013 This paper proposes a crime prevention program to address the issue of violent crime, particularly that of rape. It will touch all facets of the criminal justice system. It will deal with the city of Austin, Texas, comparing it to similar cities like Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Seattle, Washington. Although the cities are doing a good job in this area, things can be improved. This...

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Rape Culture

the United States, rape has become one of the most underreported crimes each year (“Reporting Rape” 1). The term rape culture refers to how our society has taught women how not to be raped instead of teaching men not to rape. Through jokes and the sexualization of women we are more likely to believe rape is not a big crisis in our nation. Rape culture leads to the acceptance of rape as a natural occurrence through images that objectify women, media, and the stigmatization of rape victims. In our culture...

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Forcible Rape

Data analysis What is a Forcible Rape? How harmful it is to us people, especially in women? How can we be so sure that we are safe from this kind of behavior? After reading this article, first the readers should be able to define the topic which is “Forcible Rape”, then the readers may know what the causes of the problem are and why people, especially men continue to do this type of behavior, next is the readers should be able to know the tips and the solutions of this deviant behavior, lastly...

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The Effect of Rape

The Effect of Rape on Victims and How to Help Them Introduction During recent years, the cases of rape are widely occurring in Malaysia. The statistic shows that the rape cases are increasing year by year since 2006 until 2009 (Berita Harian, 2nd June 2009, Tuesday). The legal definition of rape in when a man commits rape if he has unlawful sexual intercourse with a women without her consent by fear, force or fraud (Sexual Offenses Act, 1956) and at the time he knows she does not consent s to...

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rape in military

“Shame on the military for allowing women to get rape better!” Since the beginning of military wars, women have played a multitude of roles in the military. Roles such as nursing sick and injured soldiers, spies against other countries and most importantly women were the caretakers of the homes while the male soldiers were off fight for their country. It was not until the 19th century that women were allowed to join the military. Young women bursting with integrity and pride to serve and fight...

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Rape Culture and its effects on the Society

Daniela Fernandez Gabriela Rodriguez Victor Rivero Rape Culture It is rather difficult to give an exact definition to a social problem. Some may say a social problem is defined when the issue is affecting large groups of people. But who defines “large” and why must multiple people be negatively affected by something for it to capture global attention? Our book tells us a social problem exists when an influential group defines a social condition as threatening its values; when the condition...

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Rape and Its Side Effects

Kenadi Mackereth Speech #2 April 15, 2013 Outline Rape Formal Outline Specific propose: To inform my audience about rape and the side effects it has on victims. Introduction I. Attention Catcher: Hi my name is Alice. I am your friend, your next door neighbor, your babysitter. I am the girl who sat in the front row of class. I am sister. I am your daughter. And I was raped on the first date with a guy I thought I knew. I was excited to go out with a boy I had liked a lot; he is popular...

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Discrimination Against Males and Rape

and Rape There are always two sides to a rape story: the male’s version and the female’s version. However, the female’s side of the story is always dominant. Males are often ostracized in society after experiencing false accusations of rape it may be more shattering than the embarrassment and social ostracization women who have been raped. Our society today should definitely redefine what rape is because many women make false accusations out of personal reasoning. The physical act of rape is when...

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Death Penalty for Rape

The Death Penalty for Rape in the United States Since our country was formed the use of the Death Penalty has always been a controversial subject mainly because, the government is taking an individual’s life. This has been a form of punishment for thousands of years and for hundreds of years in the United States. It has been debated for years that the death penalty is unconstitutional and many people have thought that it violates the 8th amendment because it is possibly a “cruel and...

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Effects of Rape on Women

describes rape as the crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse. Rape is a crime in which most women cannot defend themselves. The fear of rape plagues every woman at some point or another in her life. The traumatic effects of rape vary from mild to severe, from psychological to physical. This paper will evaluate rape, as well as the effects it has on women, the theory behind male dominance and patriarchy, and differences in demographics. "Rape is a...

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Rape " a Social Problem"

Rape: A Social Problem Deanna Havens Soc 203: Social Problems Dr. Rollins July 23, 2011 Rape is a part of society. Rape is and always will be a social problem. Sexual assault is defined as a sexual act performed without consent, the violation of one person by another. Rather than an act of sexual gratification, rape is an angry and violent expression of the rapist’s desire to dominate someone else (Ledray, 1986, pg. 1-2). Rape not only affects the victim, it also affects family, friends...

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Rape Trauma Syndrome

Rape Trauma Syndrome Forensic Psychology 44.343.201 By: Hannah Elliott October 14th 2012 There are plenty of television shows and cases on the news that show or talk about rape victims, but it doesn’t impact us as much as it should. Do you know the mental or emotional trauma that these victims go through after they have become a rape victim? Rape is one of the harshest forms of criminal violence against another human being. The victim is rendered powerless by physical force, threats,...

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Pornography Leads to Rape

when questioning exposure to pornography and the likelihood this exposure causes an individual to commit rape. The answer is not as simple as yes and no. Diana Russell and Anthony D’Amato offer two very different opinions on the matter of pornography leading to rape. Russell’s main argument centers on the violence in pornography, while D’Amato discusses the decreased occurrences of rape due to the accessibility of pornography on the internet. Though both articles provide evidence to substantiate...

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The Psychological Adjustment of the Rape Victim

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE RAPE VICTIM Date: 10/05/2012 Author: South Eastern CASA Website Address: http://www.secasa.com.au/sections/for-students/the-psychological-adjustment-of-the-rape-victim/#top [pic]This article is written for women and assumes a male offender, however SECASA acknowledges that both men and women can be survivors of sexual abuse and that offenders can be male and female. Delivered at the Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Congress, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne...

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The War Within: Rape In the Military

 The War Within: Rape and Radical Feminism in the Military Maya Angelou is quoted to have said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Viktor E. Frankl similarly states, “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves” . This notion of complacency for the wrongdoings of another person or group is unacceptable. There are some situations that are unable to be...

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Rape Culture Analysis

staying silent “behind the scenes.” Through these misconceptions, our society has coined terms such as “bitch,” “whore,” “slut,” “fag,” and “dyke” into our vocabulary. It has also given rise to such things as “The Purity Myth” and now, more recently, “Rape Culture.” The purity myth is a lie that sexually defines how “good” women are, and that woman’s moral compasses are inextricable from their bodies—that any sexuality that deviates from a strict (generally, straight male-defined) societal norm is...

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Marital Rape

Shayna Epps February 22, 2010 Dr. Mitchell Mackinem SENIOR RESEARCH MARITAL RAPE Introduction The topic the researcher has chosen to perform research on is marital rape. The researchers question is “is the perception of marital rape different based on gender?” There are many notable cases and reports on this act, yet there seems to be an uncertainty about whether this should be considered rape or not. It is believed by sociologist that the physiological trauma that can be caused upon these...

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Art Therapy with Rape Victims

work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. One specific group art therapists can work with are victims of rape and sexual abuse. These patients may range anywhere in the age spectrum and can focus on males or females. Along with the rape and sexual abuse, art therapist may also help these patients with the post-traumatic stress they encounter after experiencing the rape or sexual abuse. “Throughout our history, art has served as a visual record of cultural, social, and political issues...

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Armenian Genocide and the Rape of Nanking

English 12 Period 3 29 April 2013 Armenian Genocide and The Rape of Nanking There have been far more genocides in our world’s history than there ever should have been. It is astounding to me that our world does not learn from the terrible mistakes others have made, and that our world has allowed for so many terrible hate crimes to keep happening. There needs to be concrete actions we can take to keep horrible things like this from happening again. I believe that one of the best ways to do...

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The Effects of Rape on Men and Women

Com 100;06 Informative Speech Outline The Effects of Rape on Men and Women Specific Purpose: What effects does rape have on men and women? Central Idea: Rape can leave lasting mental, emotional, and psychological effects on both men and women. Introduction I. Psychological effects/ treatments II. Emotional/mental effects III. Sexually transmitted infections (Transition) Body I. A. PTSD 1. Three types 2. Treatment B. Dissociation/ Dissociative Identity Disorder ...

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Statutory Rape

twenty or older,” (Hsu). This fact partially falls under the category of statutory rape. Depending on the state and its law about statutory rape, at a certain teen year it is allowed for a teenager to be sexually active with any age above their own. However, there is a possibility for a teen to be able to be sexually active with someone older with parental consent, but that also has an age limit to it. Statutory rape has been discussed for several years because of all the different types of cases that...

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Rape: Feminism and Camille Paglia

Rape: A Bigger Danger Than Feminists Know "Rape: a bigger danger than feminists know", was written by Camille Paglia. She used a comparison-contrast pattern to develop her argument about rape issues. Her purpose for writing this story is to mainly let the women know that they are always in danger by men no matter what, in which case they should be careful with what they do. She does this by comparing the feminist's beliefs with her beliefs. Moreover, she sort of defends the men for being the way...

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Rape Culture

Rape Culture Every two minutes, a person in America is sexually assaulted (“How often does sexual assault occur?”). Rape is not rare; it is not something that happens only to women walking the streets alone at night, or to women who wear revealing clothing, or to women who enjoy drinking. Rape is something that can happen to any woman, anywhere in the world, at any time. Similarly, a rapist is not just a shadowy figure lurking in the bushes; he can be a father, a friend, a boyfriend, a husband,...

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Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape Laws The term "statutory rape" is used when the government considers people under a certain age to be unable to give consent to sex and therefore consider sexual contact with them to be a rape. The age at which individuals are considered to give consent is called the age of consent. The age of consent can ranging from thirteen to twenty-one, depending on the limits set by each state in accordance with local standards of morality. Even sex that violates the age-of-consent laws...

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Effects of Rape

Psychological Effects of Rape A victim often suffers intense emotional and psychological reactions immediately after a rape. These can be described as personal crises where the victim relives the fear, agony or anxiety, mixed with emotional feelings. For most rape victims, the reactions begin days or weeks after the rape and will sometimes decrease after two to six months. However, disturbing emotions combined with low self-respect and sexual dysfunction may last for a year or more for some...

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Date Rape Drugs: Detriment to Society

Date Rape Drugs: Detriment to Society West Georgia College Professor Shepard The purpose of this paper is to analyze the growing phenomenon known as “date rape drugging”. The victims in these scenarios are being doped up beyond ability to defend themselves and being raped by an offender. This growing trend is sweeping the nation and is unfortunately difficult to prevent. The intentions of this paper are to give an overview of the history, frequency of occurrence, identify the types of substances...

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Rape Culture

Rape culture Many of the attitudes, beliefs, and mistaken ideas about rape have been with us for centuries. By looking at myths, such as "women ask for it," and "women secretly enjoy rape," from a historical perspective, lead us for better understanding how they evolved. Women are still seen as the property of men, are protected as such. Men and women are still taught to occupy very different roles in today's world. Men are usually in power positions, and women are seen as passive. This socialization...

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Marital Rape

Marital Rape When she says NO, it's rape... even when she's married to him Every woman has the right to control her own body and to make decisions about having sex, using birth control, becoming pregnant and having children. She does not lose these rights if she marries. These quotes were taken from Stopping Sexual Assault in Marriage published by the Center for Constitutional Rights Much of the attention that has been given to marital rape has emerged from the legal community. This has occurred...

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Rape Prevention

What More Can We Do To Stop Rape? There is a lot more all of us can do to help disengage our rape culture beyond not raping someone else. Since again, most men won’t rape, these “extras” are the things most of us need to work on. This article is not meant exclusively for men; women too should read it and help propagate it. For instance, people will often report that they know or have known that someone else — even people very close to them — are or have been raping or abusing another and...

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Social Work Rape and Sexual Assualt

Rape and Sexual Assault Community Rape and sexual assault can be traumatizing, as well as mentally and physically debilitating to those who have been subjected to these horrific crimes. So many victims go unheard or simply unreported due to fear and neglect. Proper justice is often not served because programs provide insufficient services or lack proper knowledge on successfully guiding and counseling victims. The number of victims continues to climb, as statistics claim that every two minutes...

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The Real Rape

The Real Rape I will never forget when one of my very good friends told me about how her Uncle forced himself on her and raped her, and he continued to do so for 3 years until he passed away and she turned 11. She said it was a 3 year long nightmare and sadly, she is clearly traumatized by it. What was really shocking is that she revealed this tragedy to only a hand full of people, including me. Why didn’t she seek for help or go to the authorities. She explained how her own family members didn’t...

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Rape Essay

Walker Intro to Women’s Studies Dr. David Magill March 11th 2013 The Misconceptions and Realities of Rape Why do people rape and what do rapists earn from committing this crime? Is it the pleasure of seeing someone in fear, or pain, or is it the pleasure of their screams? I will never know the answer to these questions. All I know is that rape is beyond immoral and depraved, and is a serious crime. Rape is a very strong word and often makes people feel really uncomfortable talking about it, especially...

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Who Are the Real Victims of Rape Crimes?

Running Header: Rape: Who is the real Victims of Rape Crimes? Who is the Real Victims of Rape Crimes? Kha’Lashia Ketchum Axia Colleges of University of Phoenix Com/125 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...

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Rape and Men

"Before the rape I felt good. My life was in order. I was getting ready to get married. Afterward everything changed. I kind of lost who I was as a person… I asked him ‘Didn't you have a wife or a girlfriend you could do this with?' He said ‘I like this better. I like it better this way.' " -Victim Testimony, Trial Transcript, People V. Eric Barnes, Kew Garden, New York, July 6, 1984. Rape is a physical attack, not sex. Rape crisis counselors and researchers define rape as an act of...

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Rape in Zambia

Rape is an egregious act which indelibly and psychologically scars the victim through violent intrusion into a person’s privacy of her body. Perhaps, next to murder the crime of rape is the most feared crime but unfortunately faced by especially young women, girls and even children in Zambia. Womens' upbringing cause them to supress marital and date rape because fear of condemnation and traditional beliefs are a major cause of why marital and date rape go unreported and unpunished. Most of us...

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date rape

It was not until Cooper read the journal for the first time that she realized her daughter had been date raped prior to her suicide.  Since then, Cooper has traveled around the country to speak to campuses and conferences about the aftermath of rape and to try to convince victims to come forward. She visited 45 colleges, four conferences and more than 24,000 people in 2004 alone. Twenty of those visits, including this one to Clemson, were made possible with grants through Alpha Chi Omega and Cooper's...

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Indian Rape

PRESS REVIEW THE INDIAN RAPE I – Recall of the facts India became the center of many debates few months ago, a gang rape which became famous all around the world thanks to the horror of this act that finished into the death of the victim. On 16th December 2012, a 23 years old student went out with her boy Friend in South Dehli and decided to go back home by bus. The woman’s friend became suspicious when the bus took another way than it was used to. He asked the driver and the 6 men on...

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Statutory Rape

Statutory rape is a strict liability crime. It is defined as “sex between an adult and a minor below the age of consent at the time the offense takes place” (Uslegal.com). This also includes persons who lack the ability of consenting to sex because of physical and mental incapabilities. The Model Penal Code lists Statutory Rape as, “male who has sexual intercourse with a female not his wife, or any person who engages in deviate sexual intercourse or causes another to engage in deviate sexual intercourse...

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Rape and Hunger Games

Atwood both lay emphasis on how this is brainwashing people and has been throughout history. And even though this is true it is only getting worse the more days pass in today’s world. In the past it was acceptable to put graphic showings of murder, rape, or any type of pornoviolent material on television, in Magazines or anywhere out to the public. Now when you are sitting at your house watching your television every other show has some type of violent or crude act. And as these types of showings...

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rape culture

Gabriella Romano Mr. Heljenick English 101 April 20, 2014 Rape Culture: An Issue Denied Rape culture is well-defined as a complex set of beliefs that encourage male sexual violent behavior and supports violence against women. Rape culture exists due to the fact that it in its self as an issue denied.  From blithe acceptance of misogyny in everything from casual conversations with our peers to the media we watch, we accept the disgrace of women and the conjecture of the uncontrollable...

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Rape Fantasies

Rape Fantasies The author of the short story Rape Fantasies is Margaret Atwood-She is a renowned Canadian writer of poetry and fiction, she is best known for her novel The Handmaids Tail. The short story that I chose Rape Fantasies comes from Atwood's first collection of short stories called Dancing girls and Other Stories. "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt The story Rape Fantasies is about a bunch of females who are sitting around...

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Date Rape

Date rape is not a rare incident that only happens in isolated situations. In fact, surveys indicate that in 84% of rape cases, the victim knew the attacker, and 57% of rapes occurred on dates (Warshaw 11). However, what is even more surprising than these high statistics is that most incidents of date rape go unreported. Several theories exist that try to explain this phenomenon. For example, many women may refuse to believe that their "friend" raped them. In fact, they could eventually convince...

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Date Rape

Date Rape on College Campuses: I. Introduction of ourselves and our project to the class. a. We will tell the class a little bit about ourselves and then give a brief overview of what we will be discussing within the class time period. b. We will tell the class some shocking statistics concerning date rape on college campuses. II. Rape a. Legal definition of rape. i. Definition of what rape is has proven to be a complicated process- changed through out history. ii. The definition of rape...

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About Rape

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse which is initiates by one Or more persons against another person without that person’s consent the act may be carried out by physical force coercion abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent such as one who is unconscious incapacitated below the legal age of consent the term is most of ten defined in criminal law there are several types of rape date rape gang rape marital rape prison rape and so...

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Rape Essay

The New Kind of Rape Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Justice, somewhere in America a woman is raped every 2 minutes. The short essay Rape: A bigger Danger than Feminist know, by Camille Paglia, is a very empowering essay. In this essay Paglia talks about the word many women fear: rape. The type of rape she focuses on in this essay is date rape. The words date rape can mean different things to different people. So the real question is what do these words exactly mean? According...

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Rape Is Not the Victims Fault

Rape Is Not the Victims Fault “But she was drunk, and she was flirting. Her clothes just screamed she wanted to have sex! She did say no, but she went yes.” These might be the words of a rapist or sexual assaulter who was let off because the woman “was asking for it.” A woman who wants to remain anonymous was at a party. Her shorts might have been a little short, and her shirt might have been a bit tight. She decided to drink, like most of the people at the party. Her reputation was not the best...

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Rape in Today's World

different was to avoid getting raped which doesn’t seem to make a change in the rape victim cases around the world. Rape has many traumatic side effects of the helpless victims like, STD's, emotional problems, social problems, unwanted pregnancy, and marriage/relationship problems. We as people should teach our children, but especially our sons, not to rape instead of teaching our daughters how not to get raped. Rape around the world is a serious epidemic. As women we are constantly taught ways...

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reasons for increment of rape cases

honor. Such aresponse creates an environment in whichrape can occur with impunity. There isevidence to suggest that sexual violence isalso a learnt behaviour in some men,particularly as regards child sexual abuse.3. Encouraging society - After rape only 40%are registered in police case all other arehided by family due to pressure of societyin name of getting harassed. Thisencourages bad elements for sure. Sexualviolence committed by men is to a largeextent rooted in ideologies of male sexualentitlement...

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Rape as a Weapon of War

Rape as a Weapon of War Military conflicts are envisioned to be a conflict between two armies of soldiers, yet, in reality, most casualties of war are civilians, most of whom are women and children. These women and children are left vulnerable during times of war and are frequently victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault. Throughout history rape has been used as a tool to dehumanize and terrorize the enemy population. When carried out in systematic fashion during periods of conflict...

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Re-Think Rape

“Re-Think Rape” When three Duke Lacrosse players were accused of raping a professional stripper back in 2006, the community was outraged. Not at the fact that three men had allegedly raped a stripper but because the boys were suspended by the University (Bauer). With a well-known sports driven school, a stripper’s word held very little against that of a well-liked group of close knit teammates (Bauer). The players eventually were acquitted of all charges. Many times when a woman reports a rape she is...

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Psychology Behind Rape

Cognitive functions behind rape There are many reasons that rapists are who they are. Psychologists have come up with many theories for the reasoning in a rapists mind. The theories range from, little boys being abused by their mothers to unsuccessful marriages influencing a hate toward women. Psychology Today reports that Gordon Nagayama Hall Ph.D. conducted a national forum on the question, why do men rape? In his findings he has identified four main types of rapist. Type 1 is the kind of man...

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Date Rape or Drunk Sex?

“Women charge that date rape is the hidden crime; men complain it is hard to prevent a crime they can't define. Women say it isn't taken seriously; men say it is a concept invented by women who like to tease but not take the consequences” (Gibbs, 1991). What is the extent of a woman’s responsibility in date rape? There is no doubt that physically forced rape is a crime. In most jurisdictions, there is no legal distinction between rape committed by a stranger, an acquaintance, friend, or lover, and...

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