Research Paper On Rape Culture

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Rape Culture
Did you know that ninety-seven percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail? (RAINN) This fact is depressing considering the large percentage of rape victims. Things like rape and violence have a severe impact on the mentality level of people. Their lives will change forever after going through an intense situation such as being molested, beaten, or anything along those lines. It has caused people to commit the same crime, become severely depressed and suicidal, as well as many other unfortunate events. People look down on those who have gone through such events, some may say things such as, "you probably deserved it”, “you were dressed provocatively" or "how did you not enjoy that?” As such, rape is an underexplored
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Some of these effects include, however are not limited to: shock, denial, depression, attempted or completed suicide, alienation, fear, anxiety, and guilt (CDC). With the weight of all of these emotions, it’s not surprising to think that someone would become so distraught. Having had the opportunity to interview a rape victim, whom will be called Jane, it has become apparent that rape can be paralyzing. The interviewee has gone on to attend therapy sessions, as well as distrusting any person who comes into her life. In addition, Jane went as far as to explain what it felt like to experience such…show more content…
According to an online news blog called the “Washington City Paper”, a journalist surveyed 1,882 college students. Out of those, 120 students openly admitted to forcing sexual acts upon other people. However, 46 of those students didn’t just admit to one act, but multiple. The paper went on to say that “just 4% of the men surveyed committed over 400 attempted or completed rapes” (Hess). Thomas Millar, the journalist who interviewed said college students, included this snippet: “If a survey asks men, for example, if they ever “had sexual intercourse with someone, even though they did not want to, because they were too intoxicated (on alcohol or drugs) to resist your sexual advances,” some of them will say yes, as long as the questions don’t use the “R” word” (Hess). As long as the students didn’t hear the word “rape”, they were fine with admitting to have forced themselves on other people, interesting. The information gathered here explains that rapists really don’t think that they’re rapists. They don’t see the bigger picture and realize what they have done, or will do, for that

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