Analysis Of The Stranger Rape

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The stranger rape scenario was about a women walking home after having coffee with her friends and a man just comes up to her and sexually assaults her. Study 1 concentrated on blameworthiness based on the scenario presented to the participants randomly; that being a scenario of acquaintance or stranger rape. Study 2 focused on sentence length for perpetrators recommended by participants based on type of rape. For both, study one and two they had used Likert scales to determine blameworthiness and sentence and to measure benevolent sexism in relation to study one and two. Based on the results, in Study 1 there was a significant negative correlation between acquaintance rape and benevolent sexism with regard to blameworthiness. In Study 2 those…show more content…
Harry Brod, who talks about what is considered as sexual consent and when does yes still mean no (75). She also mentions that he comes up with the “affirmative consent standard,” in which no should always mean no and yes should always mean yes but when there is no response given then it should not be taken as a yes. What was really interesting about his lecture that she mentioned was that sexual consent is not a one way street where the one that needs to give it should be aware of their consent but that the one accepting should be aware as well and be able to identify how they got consent. If they are not able to know how they got consent then it means that they really did not get…show more content…
The three articles above that discussed sexual consent through the lens of sexual coercion, internal and external consent and benevolent sexism have demonstrated that there is a variety of forms that sexual consent is needed in order for sexual assault to be prevented from occurring. Also it demonstrated that sexual consent already being ambiguous does not help in establishing prevention of sexual assault, when the no is not clear, since it needs to be expressed both externally through verbal an nonverbal cues but also be internal consent from the person understanding that they are giving their affirmative consent. This is similar to the article about the films, where in Dr Brod’s lecture explained that not only the person giving consent needed to be aware of how they were giving but the one’s accepting it had to know how they got it. There is a need to understand that unless people start to gain knowledge about sexual consent, the situations will be misunderstood and sexual assault can
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