• The Reality Of Rape
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    Running head: THE REALITY OF RAPE The Reality of Rape Crystal Hebert Southern New Hampshire University Rape is a crime of violence and aggression that not only hurts a victim for the moment, but it shatters her entire life. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, rape is defined as "any kind of unlawful sexual activity, usually sexual intercourse, carried out forcibly or under threat of injury and against the will of the victim." This definition has been redefined to cover same-sex attacks and...
  • Rape Date Rape Woman Person Victim
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    Rape/Date Rape Rape is the act of sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent or with a minor. Generally, for the crime to constitute rape, the woman must resist, unless she is incapable of resistance because of mental or physical weakness or deterred from it by fear of bodily harm. A woman younger than a designated age, which varies in different states, is considered incapable of giving her consent. There are basically two kinds of rape, date rape and rape by an unknown person. Date rap...
  • Martial Rape Women Marital Sexual
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    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 occurr...
  • Story Rape Fantasies One Male Narrator
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    A Response to Rape Fantasies and Rape Rape is a strong word. It means power. Only from a victim s eyes can one truly comprehend this life-altering occurrence. It is a nightmare to go through as a victim fearing trust in people. It is an up most horrifying action that destroys a victims well being. Being a victim of raped seems unlikely to happen when you think that it can t possibly happen to you; however, it can, and it can happen when you least expect it to. The comparison of the story Rape F...
  • Rape Teaches Women
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    Rape This paper will focus on the social and cultural conditions that intensify or perpetuate rape. The causes and reasons for rape are deeply entrenched in our social structure. We can explore some of the motivations and circumstances which lead men to rape. We have learned that some men rape out of anger and a need to overpower, dominate, and humiliate. We can also look at some of the historical attitudes from which today's beliefs and stereotypes have evolved. However, we must look beyond bot...
  • Date Rape Raped Victims Problem
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    Rape - How Can We Change? Although the country has seen crime rates plummet in recent years, rape continues to be a major concern in America. According to Annette Fuentes' article, 'Crime Rates Are Down... But What About Rape?' in Ms. magazine, 'an estimated fifteen percent of women are raped or molested at some point in their lives' (22). While big cities such as Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York have seen the rates of violent crimes such as murder, robbery, and aggrav...
  • Rape Fantasies Story Fantasy Raped
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    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 the lunch room...
  • Date Rape Victim Drugs Act
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    While it is popularly associated that rape involves a kidnapping of some type by a criminal that the victim has never come in contact with before, this belief has been disproved over the years by the number of cases of acquainted rape, also known as date rape. Date rape is forced or coerced sex between partners, dates, friends, friends of friends, or general acquaintances, often with the illegal use of drugs to alter the state of mind of the victim. Recent statistics show that the most common fo...
  • Date Rape Women Men Alcohol
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    Chris McAlister Assignment V November 9, 1999 Blame No One But Yourself Date rape is a term used to describe a rape where the victim knows the attacker, either closely or casually, that frequently involves alcohol or some other drug limiting the judgment of the perpetrator and the defenses of the victim. Although date rape is a forced issue, many precautions can be taken to prevent the crime. Date rape is vastly under reported because of the victims guilt, shame, and the feeling that they would ...
  • Date Rape Rapist Victim Type
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    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 convinc...
  • Rape Culture Women Date Sexual
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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 "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 sociali...
  • Male Victim Rape Case Study
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    Male Victim RapeAbstractThis research paper is based on individual case study related to "Male Rape Victims." Male rape is a crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse (LongMan Dictionary, p 1169). In general, male rape has occurred as often as every year from the age of twelve and above. Frequently, males and females had common experiences in same situations. An attacker could victimize males as well as females, who can be an attacker, only a small numb...
  • Acquaintance Rape Date Man Rapes
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    Date Rape is a misleading term, which describes a serious crime that is misunderstood and under-reported. For many women, the word rapist evokes images of a psychotic stranger in an alley. But more often than not, a rape victim knows her attacker. He s a seemingly nice guy a date, a good friend, a casual acquaintance, a classmate, or even a coworker who suddenly becomes forceful or even violent, and makes her have sexual intercourse against her will. This is called acquaintance or date rape. Rap...
  • Is Rape Motivated By Sex
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    Introduction Rape is not a new phenomenon. The act of forcing someone to engage in sex against his or her will dates back many years. However, the motivation behind it has remained a controversy. Though it seems that rapists are after sex, the argument that violence is predominantly behind rape has, in recent times, become a widely held view. It is estimated that 371 out of 100, 000 women will become the victims of rape each year. Incidences can reach as high as one-in-four when attempted rape a...
  • Rape Or Escape Women Changed Definition
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    In last decade or so suddenly a virtually unknown crime was introduced in the United States. This crime was labeled acquaintance rape sometimes known as date rape. Was this a crime or was this an escape for women with loose morals that had sex and then regret? Are women more educated and understand that no means no and if so what did us poor women believe before, that no means yes? The meaning of no didn't change but the definition of rape did. The definition was changed to meet women's needs to...
  • Perspectives Attitudes And Health Concerns On Rape
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    Perceptions, Attitudes and Health Concerns on Rape Recent studies have examined social and psychological characteristics of victims of various types of rape. In addition, there are also health care issues such as injury from rape, chronic pain, and gynecological signs including sexually transmitted diseases, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder that occur. Rape and sexual violence result in anywhere from three to thirteen percent of pregnancies in various studies around the world. In t...
  • Abortion Is One Million Women
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    Abortion is one of the most controversial acts debated in our society. In a presented case, the family of a woman who was raped while in comma, must now decide whether to disregard the life of an unborn child and abort, or to carry on and allow this woman to give life to a creature that was placed in her, without her own consent. THUS, ONE QUESTIONS: SHOULD A WOMAN IMPREGNATED WHILE IN COMMA BY A RAPIST BEAR THE CHILD OR NOT? Along with this question, many others arise with regards to the conseq...
  • Acquaintance Rape Date Man Rapes Woman
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    Date Rape is a misleading term, which describes a serious crime that is misunderstood and under-reported. For many women, the word rapist evokes images of a psychotic stranger in an alley. But more often than not, a rape victim knows her attacker. He s a seemingly nice guy a date, a good friend, a casual acquaintance, a classmate, or even a coworker who suddenly becomes forceful or even violent, and makes her have sexual intercourse against her will. This is called acquaintance or date rape. Rap...
  • Sexual Past Rape Myths Theory
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    An examination of rape studies and the effect on the society and its legal system Oliver B. Johnson III University Of Pittsburgh Update Many of the sources credited in this paper use outdated crime reports. Without damaging the credibility of the various authors, included in the beginning of this paper is an update on all relevant crime statistics. The source of the updates come from the FBI s national crime reports and include up to 1998, the latest year reported. The data is broken up into two...
  • Blame Date Rape
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    Chris McAlister Assignment V November 9, 1999 Blame No One But Yourself Date rape is a term used to describe a rape where the victim knows the attacker, either closely or casually, that frequently involves alcohol or some other drug limiting the judgment of the perpetrator and the defenses of the victim. Although date rape is a forced issue, many precautions can be taken to prevent the crime. Date rape is vastly under reported because of the victims? guilt, shame, and the feeling that they would...