Essay Date Rape

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Date rape is a unacceptable reoccurring problem in our society, where men feel ownership over women and a perceived entitlement to have sexual intercourse if they go out on a date with a woman, whether or not the woman wants to.

When teenagers enter the world of high school, they are looking forward to the dating scene. For most teens, being in a relationship will be something to cherish forever. However, some may experience a very high level of aggression and violence in the relationship. “If you were to go into a high school and ask them how many have been in a relationship in the last six months where there 's been some aggression, the rate would be somewhere around 30%, for both boys and girls," says psychologist Jennifer Connolly. In
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George shows that dating abuse has now taken a new level. “A group of teenagers were asked if their partner had ever harassed them. In response, 25% of them admitted that their love interests threatened them or harassed them either by using texts or online.” They reported that their social media accounts were hacked as well. They were pressured into sending pictures exposing themselves and received unwanted sexual messages. The Journal of Youth and Adolescence stated that technology was not the cause of relationship abuse, but it was a platform for it. About 6% of teenagers confessed that their partners uploaded embarrassing pictures of them on the web. More than half reported physical abuse. The study included males and females of different races. This article really shows how dating abuse has escalated during the years. It also mentions that “about 6% of teenagers have confessed that they have been exposed by their partners by putting embarrassing pictures of them online.” This means they decided whether or not to upload the explicit picture of themselves. They knew the consequences of their decision and chose to go down the wrong path. The female can also be put to blame, because she could have found a way to prevent it. The attacker is wrong in doing what he was doing, but the victim is just as guilty as he/she provoked their attacker to act that way by giving them mixed
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