Rape Is A Horrible Event

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“Most sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance or date. Approximately 75% of all rapes are date or acquaintance rapes. Most of these crimes either go unrecognized, unreported, unsolved, or unproven” (“The Hard Facts). Date rape is a terrible event and can happen in several ways, but it can be prevented. It can happen when someone is forced to have sex without consent on a date or at a party or when the attacker uses any type of abuse drugs in order to “spike” the victim’s drink and then commit the act of sexual assault; but how to prevent date rape is to recognize what it is and the dangers of it, to be cautious of all surroundings, to identify specific behaviors, and to be careful of date rape drugs. Date rape happens when someone is forced to have sex without consent on a date or at a party; and on many occasions, the attacker can be someone the victim knows (“Date Rape: How Does it Happen?”). Some facts about date rape are: The percent of women who have been raped who knew their attackers is eighty-four.” “Women between the ages of sixteen to twenty-four are four times more likely to be date raped than any other age group.” “The twenty-seven percent of women who were date raped did not realize that what had happened met the legal definition of date rape.” “The forty-two percent of women who were date raped did not tell anyone at all about it.” “Approximately, 1 in 4 college women are date raped or experience an attempted date rape during her college years” (University of Sciences: “Date Rape”). Another way in which date rape can happen is when the attacker uses any type of abuse drugs in order to “spike” the victim’s drink and then commit the act of sexual assault. Some drugs that are used to “spike” a drink are Rop... ... middle of paper ... ...inks from any stranger because it could be filled with a form of date rape drug (“Crime Prevention: Date Rape”). Always watching over a drink is another way of preventing to be drugged. If a person loses sight of his or her drink, he or she should not drink it anymore. Do not drink from large bowls since it is easy access of being “spiked”. Never leave a drink unattended and if a bartender is making a drink, watch carefully as the drink is being made (“How to Prevent Date Rape”). Date rape is a terrible event and can happen in many ways, but it can be prevented. Date rape can happen when one is on a date or at a party and the attacker can use drugs to make the victim unconsciousness. Ways date rape can be prevented is to have a good understanding of what it is, to be cautious of all surroundings, to identify specific behaviors, and to be careful of date rape drugs.
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