On Date Rape Camille Paglia Summary

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When questioned about rape, especially most women, they might think or even picture a stranger coming out of a dark place to assault someone. But in reality there’s more to it. According to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, “About half of all people who are raped know the person who attacked them. This is known as date rape — forced sex that can happen not only on a date, but also somewhere like a party with someone the victim may know, like, or even be interested in.” Furthermore, social critic and feminist, Camille Paglia, has been discussing this persisting issue about date rape with a personal stance that many women may disagree with. In her article, ‘On Date Rape,’ she discusses the dangers of women being raped due to mixed signals given out from both parties. However, she discusses it with a double standard that the rapist may be looked upon as the victim and the female can be put to blame, because some will say that only herself could have prevented it. Camille Paglia expresses her opinion as an anti-feminist who not only feels but actually believes that feminists have mislead women by telling them that they can do anything they want without any long-term consequences. In her article, she makes use of many fallacies including false analogies, hasty generalizations, and personal attacks, while trying to argue her personal stance on today’s woman…show more content…
Notice that it’s not black or Hispanic women who are making a fuss about this—they come from cultures that are fully sexual and they are fully realistic about sex.” (Paglia). Here, Paglia uses a hasty generalization by characterizing all young feminists as “protected, white, middle-class” and “sexually repressed.” She characterizes all black and Hispanic women as “fully sexual,” while offering only weak or no evidence to support her conclusion. According to an article by
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