“I definitely did not consent to this and it made me feel disgusting.” According to bravemissworld.com, this is a quote stated by a victim of date rape. Date rape is a serious action there are no positive outcomes whether it is the victim or the suspect. If you are the suspect the legal punishment is pretty bad and for the victim there can be mental and physical damage. There are three particular questions that will be answered; what is the motivation for date rape, and what are the consequences for date rape? Why would anyone in their right mind want to rape someone?
She proves that there were various instances where black men and white women were in consensual relationships. In January 1892, a man named William Offett was arrested and charged with rape because a minister 's wife, in fear of getting caught in adultery, lied to her husband and said she had been raped. Edward Coy, an African American from Arkansas, before being lit up and burned, asked his accuser if she would set him on fire after "sweethearting" for so long. These are two examples of the of the advantages white women had during this time. It was easy to claim rape, if the judicial system is always on your side.
This displays the need for better testing of these rape kits, because if they do not get tested within a timely fashion, many others could become victim to the same rapist just like in the newspaper. One of the victims of Jones’s rapist is also a male showing that both men and women can be raped. Throughout the US thousands of rape kits are left untested. Each one represents a victim of sexual assault waiting for justice, and by leaving the kits untested the criminal is able to walk free and hurt others like in Ms. Jones’s case. After Jones was raped several others were raped after her, but those rapes could have been
Leniency in the Courtroom Rape is considered a hateful crime and can cause the offender to be sentenced to an average of five to fifteen years (Berman). According to Sara J. Berman, professor at Concord Law School, “rape is nonconsensual sexual intercourse; it is often committed through force, threats, or fear” (Berman). Sexual assault and harassment are widespread issues that affect people of all ages and sexes. It is not to be taken lightly but in recent cases, it has been. In a very recent case, college student Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual abuse.
In chapter nine of his book The Macho Paradox, Jackson Katz states the point that “It takes a Village to Rape a Women”, the point he is getting across, is that are culture is so caught up in its ways, that rape and violence against women is almost becoming a normal thing or something that is not as big as a problem as it should be. He gives a few examples of this in our American culture. One example is the sexual allegations that were brought up against NBA basketball player for the L.A. Lakers, Kobe Bryant. In this case, “the explosion of victim-blaming unleashed” (Katz, 2006, 154). Instead of blaming the person who was accused (a very popular and loved NBA All-Star), people started to point the finger at the nineteen-year-old who blamed Bryant for sexually assaulting her asking questions like: “Why did she go up to his room?
Although it is depicted in the movie that he might be faking being mentally ill; committing the crime of statutory rape meets a criterion of Antisocial Personality Disorder. People with this disorder have an impairment with intimacy. The want to control others or intimidate them. Even though Randle states that she was willing when speaking of the sexual encounter. Randle is quite intimidating, so the young lady may have felt pressured and persuaded into the sex act.
According to Coates and Wade (2004) attributing the assault to a psychological disorder to naturalize his behaviour. However, this testimony leads to the idea that it is okay to rape young girls to help men get over the sexual anxiety issues. His responses do not indicate the details of the events on hand, nor the girls’ reactions to the assault. He also conceals his violence by using the word “vice”. On two occasions he said that he uses “sex as a vice” and “loved sex because of the vice at the time”.
The objectification of women, which reduces them to an almost sub-human level, is more than just a philosophy for Trueba. His actions are quite in line with his words. On his very first foray into Las Tres Marias, Trueba commits a savage rape, "Esteban did not remove his clothes. He attacked her savagely, thrusting himself into her without preamble, with unnecessary brutality." (57) The women whom Esteban rapes are not remarkable to him, because he views them as his belongings and feels eligible to use them as sexual objects.
According to The International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, one in five underage girls are sexually assaulted by an adult (Schwartz-Kennedy, Beth M., et al 19). Jeannette narrowly escapes rape, but because her father exploits her in a way that makes it seem like she would consent to underage sex, she is abused. The sexual abuse Jeannette suffers results in her having more trust in her own intuition as she
The ethos of the Indian society does not permit women, to violate the norms of patriarchy in their pre or post-marital phases. Jandhyala therefore observes, “For emerging middle class culture, women’s sexuality was subsumed within her reproductive role. Any other expression which transgressed this norm was perceived as vile and wanton”10. That is why Miss Leela Benare in Silence! The Court is in Session is mercilessly attacked verbally in the name of mock-trial as she committed fornication and Rani in Nagamandala is accused of adultery while the male culprits in both the plays are not found fault with.