Download e-book for iPad: At Issue Series - Date Rape (paperback edition) by William A. Bridges, James Haley

By William A. Bridges, James Haley

ISBN-10: 0737715707

ISBN-13: 9780737715705

Date rape emerged as a arguable factor on collage campuses within the past due Nineteen Eighties after a broadly publicized learn published that enormous numbers of faculty ladies have been coerced, both via actual strength or mental strain, into having intercourse opposed to their will. Questions of consent --does no particularly suggest no? And even if the definition of rape can be broadened to incorporate incidents the place no strength is used are debated and mentioned during this anthology.

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It serves to limit the concept of rape to extremely violent rapes by strangers. This kind of rape represents the minority of actual rape cases. The false polarization of rape and Rape discourages women who are raped by acquaintances, boyfriends, or husbands from reporting the rape, or even calling it what it is. False polarization is used to reinforce rape myths at the expense of effectively addressing the realities of sexual assault. Time creates a distinction between Rape and rape by commenting that a student named Ginny Rayfield “was really raped when she was 16,” as opposed to other women quoted in the same article, who apparently merely thought they had been raped.

A positive response to any of these screening items is followed up with questions like: What actually happened? How were you threatened? How did the offender attack you? What injuries did you suffer? When, where did it happen, what did you do, and so forth. Most men aren’t rapists As a guide to trends in sexual assault, the BJS data show that rates of rape and attempted rape declined by about 30 percent between 1978 and 1988. 2 women in 1000 over twelve years of age were victims of rape or attempted rape.

It is hard to imagine that many twenty-one year old college women, even if sexually inexperienced, are unable to judge if a sexual encounter is consensual. As for the victims blaming themselves and believing they might influence the man’s behavior if they tried harder the second time, Koss offers no data from her survey to substantiate this reasoning. Although research indicates that victims of rape tend to blame themselves, there is no evidence that this induces them to have sex again with their assailant.

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