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  • Husbands Rape And Batter Their Wives
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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...
  • Responsible For Rape
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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...
  • Victim Of Date Rape
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    How many of you know someone who has had something stolen from them? How many of you know someone who has been held at gunpoint? How many of you know someone who has been date raped? You might and not even know about it. In 1985, Mary Koss, a professor at Kent State University, surveyed approximately 7,000 students on thirty-two campuses on behalf of Ms. magazine and found that one in eight women were the victims of rape. Experts estimate that as many as 90 percent of all rapes are never reporte...
  • Women's Gender Specific Sexual Norms
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    The movie of focus, 'People vs. Larry Flynt', is a film by Milos Forman which stars Woody Harrelson as Flynt. Larry Flynt is the president and publisher of Hustler magazine. Hustler is sort of the Mad magazine of written pornography which was started in the early 1970's. The interest for me was seeing how this movie depicts the sexual exploitation of women in the sex industry with a specific look at how the material devalues women. The movie starts out in 1952 with a young Larry Flynt along with...
  • Paglia Believes
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    Take Control Camille Paglia writes the article, Rape and the Modern Sex War, which is about young women being vulnerable in today's society against rape and how feminism has mistakenly led women to believe that they aren't in any danger. Paglia states her opinion to women because she believes "that women are vulnerable and should be aware of the pervasiveness of rape" (83) all the time. Rape has been around for hundreds of years and the effects it has on women are life long terrifying memories. ...
  • Victim Of Date Rape
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    Date Rape In an ideal world, all men would be caring, respectful, and protective. Thesis not an ideal world; every woman has a responsibility to herself and to understand the risks and to protect herself f against them (Date Rape: The Dangers Not From a Stranger 13). One of the biggest risks from a male to a female is date rape. Date rape is the crime in which the victim, most of them women, is forced in to having sexual intercourse by someone they are familiar with (1). 1 in 4 women will be rap...
  • Involvement Of Alcohol In A 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 ...
  • Known As Mutual Consent And Date Rape
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    When people hear the word 'rape' they might imagine a stranger leaping out from the shadows of a dark alley and attacking someone. Although this is partly true, most rapes are committed by people who know their victims. When intercourse is unwanted and forced upon by someone you know, it is known as "date rape". It occurs daily and is prevalent on virtually all college campuses across the nation and in cities all over the world. Date rape generally occurs when a man is alone with a woman. Althou...
  • Common Among Rape Victims
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    "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 violence i...
  • Rape Of A Woman
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    The poem "Rape", by Adrienne Rich maps the journey of a woman who is. ".. guilty of the crime of having been forced". (Ln. 14-15) The nameless woman in this poem not only has to endure a physical rape, but also a social and emotional one. She struggles desperately to find her footing in a world that has been forever changed to her. She no longer feels at home in her own body, amongst society, and even within the safety of her own mind. The rape of a woman does not end with the act itself. It is ...

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