Summary: Anna Munch, Rape Myths On Trial

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• Anna Munch had been doing work in the sexual assault and domestic violence area for 23 years. Her first of sexual assault just involved the victim and attacker, however she quickly learned that there is a third party involved. In every case she was a part of these third parties did not show up in police reports but, had a heavy influence on the case or the “lions share”.
• The third party is known as the “unknown conspirator”, or in other words me and you, its how we think or how we were brought up to think. The “unknown conspirator” loves rules and rulebooks, often bringing up the thought if a girl is dressed like a floozy she is probably asking for it. The “unknown conspirator” does not know that stopping is a choice.
• When surveying
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However, 88% of men whose actions came under the legal definition of rape, were adamant that their behavior did not constitute rape (Munch, Rape Myths on Trial). An argument can be made that the problem lies within ourselves. A vast majority of victims do not see themselves as the victim in turn the vast majority of perpetrators do not see themselves as perpetrators. Following this thought, 38% of men and 37% of women agreed that a raped woman is partly to blame if she dresses “provocatively” or simply asking for it (Munch, Rape Myths on Trial). Women are more vulnerable, as a gender to the crime of sexual assault. Vulnerability is meaningless unless someone takes advantage of…show more content…
Linda Fairstein was named the director of the country’s first sex crimes prosecution unit in New York. According to Fairstein, Rape has always been viewed as a victim precipitated crime ex: it’s always her fault (Fairstein, Women Who Make America, Part 3). The year before Fairstein joined the office more than 1000 men were arrested for sexual assault however, only 18 of them were convicted. “Rape is nothing more or less than a process of conscious intimidation to keep women in a state of fear” (Brownmiller, “Women Who Make America”, Part

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