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Rape As A Victim Of Rape

- ... There are group meetings, private counselors, charities, hotlines, etc. for female victims of rape. Although you may think that male rape is seen as a “rape is rape” situation, but, in fact, it is diminished by a lot of society. Rape of adult males is widely ignored and overlooked by society to the point that some believe that it does not occur within a non-institutionalized community (When Men Are Raped). “According to the U.S. Department of Justice 's National Crime Victimization Survey there is an average of 293,066 victims (age 12 or older, male and female) of rape and sexual assault each year“, be that as it may, rape is the most under-reported crime (How Often Does Sexual Assault O...   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abuse]

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Sexual Assault, Rape, And Rape

- ... As a fellow young lady in college at the moment I don’t want to think about or worry about being attack or my friends too. College is a school were people should feel safe to go to. I’m on the side with other girls who want actions to be taken to help make it a main problem and make it a better law. Since sexual assault is a big deal and very important and people need to be more aware about it and how young ladies are affected by it. Did you know, “The most recent reports show that 16 forcible sexual assaults were reported at Yale University in 2012, 13 such assaults at UConn and 12 at Connecticut College the same year....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Rape Of The Lock

- ... Pope describes that these things only, “Repair her smiles [and] awakens every grace” (1.141) but that is it. Pope infers that because women have a disorganized dresser, women have no sense of what they really want and that they are confusing. Pope is very descriptive when Belinda is getting ready for the party and her actions and the items on her dresser say a lot about her. Not only does Pope believe that women are disorganized but he also infers that women are hypocrite and unfocused to have religious beliefs....   [tags: Woman, Poetry, Female, The Rape of the Lock]

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Rape And Rape Culture On American Society

- ... (Rape Addendum) Rape stats over time Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation America has become known for its sexually charged media outlets. It can be argued that our society has perpetuated sexual violence through the use of intensely sexual references in the media. According to Katharine K. Baker, "[w]e live in a culture that rarely discusses sex as anything other than a commodity. . . . Instead, youths, particularly young men, are bombarded by a culture that sexualizes commodities and commodifies women 's sexuality.(Baker)” Over the last few years, rape on television has become more commonplace....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence against women]

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Rape And Its Effects On Women

- ... If a woman has undergone rape 2.32 times, they are more likely to have experienced gynecological problems than others. Marital rape is a statistical significantly associated with economic conditions, interspousal communication, and difference among interspousal sexual desire, husband’s violent nature and many more. It is very important that marital rape is over looked because of gynecological problems that a wife can have. The article “Spousal rape: A challenge for pastoral counsellors” regards the pastoral counsellor’s dealing with the problem of spousal rape victims....   [tags: Rape, Marriage, Spousal rape, Woman]

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Rape Should Never Be Considered

- ... It shifts blame away from the perpetrator and onto the victim causing the victim to become the one labeled a deviant, someone who goes against society 's rules of behavior, instead of the rapist themselves. Without this roadblock of society’s judgement, a would-be-rapist has even less reason to abstain from raping someone. The question now though is: if you ask “is rape okay” while including elements of victim blaming will people answer in the affirmative. In 1978, J Goodchilds created a survey to try to answer this question....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Victim, Question]

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Rape Culture: How Society Reacts to Rape

- What do you think and feel when you hear the word rape. Do you feel uncomfortable. Maybe even angry. Your certain feelings and emotions towards this word is a result of rape culture. Rape culture, essentially, is how a society as a whole sees and reacts towards rape or instances of rape. In 2013 rape was defined by the FBI as, “Penetration… of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” (Division’s Crime Statistics Management Unit 1)....   [tags: controversial rape cases]

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Victims of Rape

- Rape is a form of victimization that is highly underreported. The crime of rape has been denied throughout the ages. Women were believed to secretly desire the prospect of being raped. In addition, there was even the belief that rape was not possible (Pilkington, 2011, Lecture Unit 4). In some ways, this denial of rape has continued within our society. Denial about victimization has only added to the negative feelings rape victims have and why they choose to let their victimization go unreported....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Is Rape A Crime?

- ... In addition, a study found that 7% of college men admitted to committing rape or attempted rape. Within that 7% of men, 63% admitted to committing multiple offenses (average of 6 rape per person). Non College Females A diagram shows that 43.4% of rape and sexual assaults occurs from 6 p.m. to midnight, the highest percentages compared to other timelines. The reason for such high percentage at such hours is because nighttime is when parties, clubs, and other activities occurs. However, nearly six out of ten sexual assaults were reported to have occurred in the victim’s home or at friend’s home, relative’s, or neighbor’s....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police, Sexual assault]

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Alcohol and Rape

- Exposure and Outcome Rape can ruin lives. The sexually violent act is associated with a long list of public health concerns, including disease, unwanted pregnancy, physical trauma, mental and emotional suffering, and death. While rape can be simply defined as sex without consent, the impact rape has on society is complex. Victims are often stigmatized. They feel ashamed, weak and at fault. An estimated 18 percent of women in the US reported being raped at least once in their lifetimes, according to a 2007 study cited by the Center for Research on Violence Against Women....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Rape of Nanking

- Nikolina Jovanovic Global Lit Accel Dudek April 4, 2014 Rape of Nanking In late 1937, the Japanese army brutally murdered and assaulted civilians in Nanking, China over a period of six weeks. This event in history was one of the most horrendous and also an event that is rarely talked about or taught in school. This part of history was known as the Second Sino- Japanese war. The Japanese had a contempt for the Chinese people, thinking that they were the lowest race on the planet. China had a benefit by being a larger country and because of that Japan always had something to fear....   [tags: Second Sino-Japanese War, mass rape]

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The Rape Epidemic

- Rape causes depression, loss of self-esteem, self-incrimination, and suicide. Therefore the consequences of rape should be life in prison or put in a mental institution. Rape should be banned nationally because you don’t know who could be raped next. Victims fear personal and family safety after a tragic incident like being raped. Narration The trauma of rape can lead to depression and can put victims in a horrible mental state of mind. Symptoms of depression can go unnoticed for long periods of time especially if the victims doesn’t speak out and tell someone....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Myth of Rape Culture in America

- “Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and other feminists describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is almost invisible. According to feminists, films, magazines, fashion, books, music, and humor cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited.(Kitchens, 2015) Rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against...   [tags: Rape Culture Essays]

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The Harmful Effects of Rape

- The concept behind the word, action and idea of rape is a scary thought. Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault, usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent (Kelland, 2011). Rape is a demoralizing crime that can leave the victim with lasting negative psychological affects. This paper will discuss the different types of rape, the cause and effects with rape and the harm rape can cause to its victims. When most people hear the word “rape”, they automatically think of the attacker being a stranger forcing themselves upon another and doing unwanted sexual things to the victim....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape: How Will Be Next?

- “The sexes are at war” according to Camille Paglia, author of “Rape: A Bigger Danger Then Feminists Know” (2). The number of date rape cases is on the rise, especially among college students. Paglia claims that the cause for this is women not being careful around men. However, feminist like Susan Jacoby, author of “Common Decency”, claims that is more of a social cause. According to research the causes are women not being self aware, the media and the leading cause being alcohol and drug use....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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A Closer Look at Date Rape

- “Feminism has not prepared them for this,” states Camille Paglia in her essay “Rape: A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.” The “them” in Paglia’s statement is referring to women, and she is discussing the topic of date rape. Susan Jacoby, on the other hand, writes in her article “Common Decency,” that feminism is not responsible for the rising cases of date rape, but that it is the men who are at fault. Paglia’s argument is insightful and accurate, but Jacoby’s writing is flawed and not well-researched....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape And The Civilian Society

- ... Civil rights can be considered as a policy area since it has to do with gender discrimination and gender equality and justice. It is a military (defense) policy, since it involves the United States Military, which is in the Department of Defense. The policy problem is concerning the procedures taken post-rape occurred and has been reported. When a woman is raped by another military soldier, what are the procedures in the United States Military. “Reporting assaults anonymously is almost impossible for victims of MST....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Assault]

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Rohypnol: The Date Rape Drug

- Rohypnol is a very strong benzodiazepine. It is ten times more powerful then any other benzodiazepine valium, the effects are felt very fast by any user. The drug usually works on the body for up to eighteen hours or (sometimes longer). Also during that time the user will feel many symptoms and some are: Drowsiness, disoriented, and they can loss consciousness. Most people when they take Rohypnol will suffer from a form of amnesia that prohibits memory formation for as long as they have the drug in the body....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Intoxicated Sex is Not Rape

- Is intoxicated sex not consensual sex. It is clear that most people would quickly respond with various signs of affirmation which all center around the statement: “of course, intoxicated sex is not consensual sex.” This is the reigning viewpoint among many ethicists, who take up a huge percentage of our society, who argue that alcohol use impairs a person’s judgment. Because of this, the decisions one makes while intoxicated are decisions that have not been adequately contemplated. Consequently when a person agrees to engage in sexual intercourse while under the influence of alcohol, one is unable to give full consent to such a big decision....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Club Drugs and Date Rape

- Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape

- Date rape is not a rare incident. Surveys indicate that in 84% of rape cases, the victim knows the attacker, and 57% of rapes occur on dates (Warshaw 11). However, what is even more surprising than these high statistics is that most incidents of date rape go unreported. Several theories exist that try to explain this phenomenon. For example, many women may refuse to believe that their “friend” raped them. In fact, they could eventually convince themselves that it never happened. Additionally, there is confusion following the attack in which memory and emotions become mixed up....   [tags: The Tragedy of Date Rape]

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Rape Culture: Are Women Asking for It?

- Merril Smith’s Encycolpedia of Rape defines the term “rape culture” as “one in which rape and other sexual violence against women . . . [is] both prevalent and considered the norm” (174). Rape is not a new subject in today’s society, its origins reaching far back into history. What causes rape, though. Is it the primal drive of men to exhibit dominance over all women, or do the women share the blame because of the way they dress, act, or do their makeup. Modern American culture would place the blame on the woman who “provoked” the attack; however, a woman should not have to park closer to the building she is entering, nor should she have to carry protection just in case a sexual predator dec...   [tags: Rape Culture, Sexual Violence, Women]

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The Second Rape

- ... Many times in the mass media women will fake that she does not want to have intercourse, but in reality she is hoping the man will force her into having some kind of sexual act. “A high percentage of non-incarcerated rapists and child molesters have said that they have been incited by pornography to commit crimes” (Frey). This scenario can easily be misleading and is a common excuse rapist may use. People also believe that rape can occur only to women who live the “wrong way”, those who are believed to be sexually active, uneducated, lower class or mentally ill....   [tags: rape victim, rapist, crime, sexual assault, blame]

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Rape Culture Within The United States

- ... In response, to the research I’ve read so far, I intend to argue in my research paper that while it is no doubt the United States has taken great measures to ensure sexual violence is a crime punishable by law, certain aspects of society have allowed a “rape culture” to flourish. The defining aspect of a rape culture is often the blaming of victims. Too often victims are confronted with a reproachful line of questioning that shifts focus from the perpetrator of the sexual assault, but on the victim....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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The Problem Of Rape Violence

- ... Which brings me to my next point that some people say that the victim wanted it because of what they were wearing and that the attacker couldn 't control themselves. Research shows that around 50% of rapes are planned (“Rapes and Myths”). This shows that half of rapes people plan ahead of time and don 't give too thought about what they were wearing. This also shows that people can control themselves, that people plan to make sure they get it right. The attacker might wait till he/she is impaired like alcohol or drugs....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape Culture And Its Effect On Women

- ... Prosecutors often try to ask what the girl was wearing or whether or not she was drinking. There is a notion that if a girl somehow wants to be sexually assaulted if she wears a risqué outfit. “Rape is not really rape anymore, because girls are kind of giving it up freely,” (Noguchi). That statement proves that victim blaming is real and terrifying. Contrary to popular belief, a girl’s outfit is irrelevant to her consent. “Because no matter how short her skirt or how strong her drink, a woman never asks to be raped....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Sexual assault, Victimisation]

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Rape Is A Serious Form Of Violence

- ... Our book, Deviant Behavior, regards our Criminal Justice system to be “schizophrenic about rape.” If our definition of rape is limited to aggravated cases, then rape is a rare event, which is addressed aggressively by police and reported to them more than most crimes. If our definition of rape is limited to simple rape, then it is far more common, largely unreported, and dramatically ignored by authorities and the public. Almost everyone is able to recognize a situation to be rape when a female is held a gunpoint and forced to have sexual contact by her attacker....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault, Assault]

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A Peak Under the Skirt of Rape Culture

- "Did you see what she was wearing; no wonder he assumed she wanted it." Does this sound familiar to anyone. It does to me. This is just a glimpse of some words, and actions, that are only the tip of the ice-berg; we call 'rape culture'. A lot of people are unaware this sort of language, or behavior, even goes on. Even more people are aware of these types of things, yet they don’t find them inappropriate, or see anything wrong with a little harmless joking. The fact is rape culture affects our life, whether we acknowledge it or not....   [tags: grey rape, forceful violence]

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Rape Culture And Its Effect On Society

- ... Women are taught to identify if a guy is trying to touch them or hug them in a way that is not right and speak up to what is wrong. Women are also taught that they should learn self-defense and also know when to use it. Sometimes using self-defense may make things worse. In general, the reality of rape is that one out of every five college students will get raped. The way to solve this is to teach young boys and young men to understand that rape is not an option. Rape is horrible and even though it seems powerful to men it is actually a way to traumatize a woman and if men were taught that their victims could be their sisters or even mothers, they would see differently and learn to respe...   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Woman]

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Rape and Women's Position

- "If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it,” an Indian police officer. He was forced to apologies and had to resign for commenting this way about rape. It is impossible for a woman to enjoy rape. Women in today’s world have become more active and better contributor to national and international fields, but the fear of sexual assault and being raped limit their freedom. A lot of social workers, human right activists, and feminists are trying hard to ensure women right regarding sexual violence and rape....   [tags: Rape Culture, Women, Abuse, Violence]

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The Issues Posed by Blaming Victims of Rape

- In contemporary North America, if one were to ask almost any member of society what were the most heinous crimes a human being could commit, almost assuredly rape would be listed amongst every top five. Maybe it would even be competing for the number one spot. It is highly unlikely, absurd even, to think that any reasonable being would not find rape (or the broader term of sexual assault used in Canada) to be an abhorrent act becoming of no real human being. However, knowing this: that is, that the vast majority of citizens in North American society are in agreement on the nature of such a crime, it is all the more puzzling that many continue to harbour a mindset that gives th...   [tags: Rape, victims, crime]

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The Rape Trauma Syndrome : Rts

- ... In case of behavioral symptoms can be observed in the patient as he /she expresses or feels that are visible to others. ℵ Difficulty in concentrating. ℵ Become restless, feel agitated, can’t relax and unmotivated. ℵ Do not feel need to socialize or see others or feel unwanted ℵ At the same time patient doesn’t want to be alone. ℵ Stuttering or stammering, frightened or startled than usual. ℵ Avoiding thing that reminds the victim of the rape. ℵ Sometimes become vigilant and watchful. ℵ Fear of sex, loss of interest in sex or loss of sexual pleasure....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Prevalence Of Rape On College Campuses

- ... An alumnae group from Vanderbilt responding by beginning “an initiative aimed at eliciting a stronger university stance against the sexual violence culture on campus” (Bishop). The Alumni has even put forth the initiative to conduct a survey, which results showed that majority of the incidents of sexual assault go unresolved on campus. Beth Fortune, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs made a statement addressing the alumni that reads as follows: “There is no acceptable level of sexual violence, and evidence of improper behavior cannot be ignored....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse, Victim]

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Blaming Rape Victims in the United States

- Victim blaming occurs when a victim of a crime is held responsible, partly if not entirely, for the wrongful act committed against them. In the United States, victim blaming is most prevalent in circumstances of rape and other sexual assaults towards women. This stems from being a society that views women as lesser beings, as evidenced by unequal pay, under representation in the media, and an inadequate presence in government. When women are viewed as lesser beings and are not respected, violence against women prevails....   [tags: Victim Blaming, Rape Essays]

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Rape Culture And Sexual Violence

- What is rape culture. When society normalizes sexual violence a culture of rape is created. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm. In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life. Do we live in a rape culture. Of course we do. No it’s not every day that you hear of a new rape case, but there are examples all around us that clearly identify that we are without a doubt living in a rape culture....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Rape- An Unwanted Sexual Violence

- Rape – An Unwanted Sexual Violence Sexual violence, especially rape, is a major emerging health related issue in the United States of America. According to the NISVS survey conducted by the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of the women and 1.5 percent of the men (in the U.S.) have been involved in rape cases at some times in the past, while about 50 percent of the women and 20 percent of the men have been victims of sexual violence (other than rape) at some point in their lifetime (this may include coercive sexual intercourse, unwanted and un-consented sexual contact as well as experiences)....   [tags: Sexual Violence, Health Related Issue, Rape]

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Blurred Lines: The Date Rape Song

- For twelve weeks Blurred Lines was at the top of the Billboard 100 charts and could be heard thumping from speakers everywhere. Sung by Robin Thicke and featuring prominent rappers T.I. Harris and Pharrell, this track was proclaimed the anthem for summer 2013 . At the surface the song is seemingly harmless with a cheery rhythmic beat and catchy lyrics, but when examining the song and accompanying music video, Blurred Lines is anything but harmless. Dubbed “that rape song” by many discerning listeners, Blurred Lines is a song about the blurred lines of consent....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape Laws Should Be Implemented

- ... Although I grant that the state laws really differ from one state to another, I still maintain that what is written in the law must be followed. If our justice system really reflects justice, then it is only appropriate that sentences fit the committed crime. Another claim made by critics of the Stanford rape case is that prosecutors are more likely to favor people of their own race. Almost all social media posts I saw reasoned out that Judge Aaron Persky, who was the judge for Turner’s case, is also white so he favored the white defendant....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Effects of Rape Culture in Modern Society

- Even though the first amendment states freedom of expression, statistics show rape and sexual assault numbers have risen due to the presence of rape culture in modern society. Rape culture promotes more assaults and violent acts, not only towards women but also towards men. Some evidence rape culture is present in today’s society are rising statistics showing that only three out of a hundred rapists see jail time and that over 17 million American women are victims of sexual assault every year. Rape culture is seen in every aspect of daily American life, even if people do not realize it....   [tags: rape culture, femisim, sexual assault]

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Date Rape Drugs

- The newest and frightening form of drug induced rapes often involves date rape drugs. Date rape drugs makes the victims pass out and this makes them unable to resist what is happening to them and they cannot recall what happened to them during an assault. Date rape drugs also known as predator drugs are any drugs that are used in assisting in the execution of drug facilitated sexual assault. A drug facilitated sexual assault is date rape or acquaintance rape that a person does not agree to. Date rape drugs are used to assist sexual assault which includes sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape, touching inappropriately and putting something in the vagina since the victims do not under...   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape Culture And Sexual Assault Culture

- ... When in reality, the most common form of rape is acquaintance rape. A second myth often presented is that often misinterpretation is what leads to sexual assault, and this “misinterpretation” is due to gender differences While consent should be one of the various features that aid in eradicating rape culture, interestingly enough “confusion” over what constitutes as consent, plays a role in allowing rape culture to flourish. To begin, let’s distinguish why exactly there seems to be “confusion” surrounding consent....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape Is It Committed By Strangers Most Of The Time

- ... One drug most commonly used is alcohol, because it is the easiest for people to get their hands on. With alcohol, the assaulter might not even have to drug the victim themselves. If a person is already severely inebriated, then all they have to do is get the victim alone much of the time. However, the perpetrator may also have the goal of getting the victim drunk (Pumphrey). They may pressure the victim to keep drinking, even when they know they are past their limit. Other types of drugs can also be used to lure victims into having sex or make them unconscious....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Informed consent]

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Rape And Sexual Assault Of The United States

- ... In situation were the female staff are the rapists it becomes the heterosexual choice of the female staff to force a male prisoner into sexual acts while heterosexual male rapist would not choose have the choice of a female prisoner in a male prison. Another common gender stereotype portrays men as sexually insatiable so it would be easy to assume socially that heterosexual men in prison were lucky to be picked by the female staff. Both in and outside the prison, rape on a heterosexual man might cause reconsideration of his sexual identity....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape And Sexual Assault Of The United States

- ... In a situation where the female staff is the rapists, it becomes the heterosexual choice of the female staff to force a male prisoner into sexual acts while a heterosexual male rapist would not choose to have the choice of a female prisoner in a male prison. Another common gender stereotype portrays men as sexually insatiable so it would be easy to assume socially that heterosexual men in prison were lucky to be picked by the female staff. Both in and outside the prison, rape of a heterosexual man might cause reconsideration of his sexual identity....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Sex Rape And Its Effects On Society

- Thanh Nguyen C0211_3061 Nina Chapman Sociology 100 Nov 1 2014 Marital Rape Historically rape has been defined forced sexual intercourse (vaginally, orally or anally) with violence, the threat of violence or without the consent of the partner. This has traditionally excepted married individuals and included only victims who are relatively unknown to each other. Rape in general is found to be more common in patriarchal societies and the sexism that arises from it. Patriarchy is defined as: “a family, group or government controlled by a man or a group of men” (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Marriage, Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence]

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Marital Rape

- Society’s view of rape is that it only occurs at night to women in dark alleys by men they have never seen or met before. In reality there are two types of rape in which the victim knows the attacker. One of these is known as Acquaintance rape and the other being marital rape. All forms of rape have long term impacts on the victims, for a victim of acquaintance rape they can feel especially shameful if the attacker was a relative or superior at school or work. For victims of marital rape the assaults can be violent including verbal and physical abuse....   [tags: acquaintance rape, sexual intercourse]

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Date Rape

- Rape defined is forcing sexual intercourse upon someone without his or her consent. This isn’t just a girls’ problem, boys have to deal with this too. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in ten girls and one in twenty boys say they have been raped or experienced some form of sexual assault (Atlanta Journal, 1). Almost more than half of rape victims know their attacker; they don’t report it or tell anybody. In most date rape cases, the attacker and victim have known each other for at least a year or even longer....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape

- Date rape happens a lot when people are in college, more women than men but it’s still something that happens more than it should and I ask what are the colleges doing on campus to prevent this from happening to more college students. I think that colleges are trying to stop date rape from happening as best as they can but I also believe there is a lot more they could be doing to try and stop date rape. College students shouldn’t have to worry about going out on a date, party, or just to a bar for drinks with their friends....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape Culture And Its Effect On Society

- ... In court, Bedlow’s attorney said she had basically consented to sex when she agreed to go walking with him, and warned the jury against “putting the life of a citizen in the hands of a women, to be difopofed of almost at her will and pleasure…” (Wyche 10). This statement automatically puts Lanah Sawyer in a submissive position to Harry Bedlow by distinguishing between a citizen and a women. This statement implies that based solely on sex, women have less power and right to protection than men in the court and in the country....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Rape of the Lock

- The Rape of the Lock Pope's portrayal of Belinda and her society in 'The Rape of the Lock' This Lock, the Muse shall consecrate to Fame, And mid'st the Stars inscribe Belinda's Name. In 'The Rape of the Lock' Alexander Pope (1688-1744) employs a mock-epic style to satirise the 'beau-monde' (fashionable world, society of the elite) of eighteenth century England. The richness of the poem, however, reveals more than a straightforward satirical attack. Alongside the criticism we can detect Pope's fascination with, and perhaps admiration for, Belinda and the society in which she moves....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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Rape Is The Crime Of Having Sex With Someone Who Is Younger Than An Age

- ... Therefore meaning, that all of the states should be required to have the same limits on age and all offenders should receive a punishment no matter what state one lives in. A pondering question by researchers today is “Can statutory rape laws be effective in preventing adolescent pregnancy. “Recent studies indicate that at least half of all babies born to minor women are fathered by adult men.” (Can Statutory Rape Laws Be Effective in Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy?) The article also includes that these pregnant adolescents could be the cause to the increase in welfare, resulting in the conclusion that if states enforce statutory rape laws....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Statutory rape]

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Sexual Assault And Rape On College Campuses

- ... Often times when the cases are brought up, people believe the administrators and the faculty of colleges handling the assault and rape cases are too lenient and are deeply flawed. Any reports that are listed to schools should be taken seriously. The victim should be given full support on their allegations of assault. The schools and the criminal court need to work as a team to get to the bottom of the allegations. Sexual assaults and rapes tend to be overlooked as irrelevant when they are extremely serious matters....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault, Violence]

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Sexual Assault And Rape By Male Perpetrators

- ... This may make women even more susceptible to being sexually harassed, especially if they are living with post traumatic stress disorder from previous traumas, as they are more committed to securing their jobs, and are even more powerless during this fragile period. PTSD is defined as “intense fear, heightened anxiety, and emotional numbing after a traumatic event” and can even be caused by child sexual abuse or “when an adult engages a child in any kind of sexual contact,” in which females have most likely experienced, and can be a lifelong experience (Matlin, 2012, pg....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Rape]

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Creative Writing Assignment about a Rape and the Importance of DNA

- Creative Writing Topic: Fred and Frank are identical twins who live in a rural village in England. A rape has occurred, and the police are asking for voluntary DNA samples to help narrow the search for the rapist. Fred is ready to volunteer for the DNA testing, when Frank asks him not to… In a small village somewhere in England Lived the two brothers Frank and Fred. Everything about them looked quite the same— Their eyes, nose, and hair on their head. Not many could distinguish Fred from Frank, As they were identical twins, The villagers, stumped, left the boys amused, Causing two identical grins....   [tags: rape, dna sampling, testing]

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Rape Culture And Its Effects On College Campuses

- ... According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, “there are about 293,000 victims of sexual assault… [and] 98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail or prison” (“Statistics”). There is an incredibly disproportionate ratio of victims of sexual assault to abusers that are punished for their offense. Rape culture in a society allows for the perpetual abuse of sexual assault victims, with little consequence for the perpetrators by allowing for phenomena like victim blaming and the lack of education on sexual assault....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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Examining of Estrich´s and Pineau´s Discussion on Rape

- This essay will examine Susan Estrich’s and Lois Pineau’s discussion on rape. Both contribute insights on our society’s negligence when it comes to the protection and justice for women. Estrich provides a peak into the legal system on how it determines rape. We will see that the law is shaped in a way that continues to oppress women and leave them unprotected. Pineau furthers the conversation on placing responsibility on the victim to prove the crime. She narrows her focus on date rape and raises an objection to the model of consent that shapes our culture’s attitude and our country’s law....   [tags: law on rape, aggression, legal system]

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The Problem Of Rape Has Been Going On For Centuries

- ... Which brings me to my next point that some people say that the victim wanted it because of what they were wearing and that the attacker couldn 't control themselves. Research shows that around 50% of rapes are planned (“Rapes and Myths”). This shows that half of rapes people plan ahead of time and don 't give too thought about what they were wearing. This also shows that people can control themselves, that people plan to make sure they get it right. The attacker might wait till he/she is impaired like alcohol or drugs....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Should Rape Victims Be Held Responsible For Their Tragedies?

- Venessa Kiyoko Bento Professor Shawn Thomson AP/MODR 1730 Tuesday, August 05, 2014 To what degree should rape victims be held responsible for their tragedies. The topic of rape has become one of society’s most controversial moral issues due to the endless debate of who should take more responsibility – men or women (offender or victim). Although it seems that men and women are both capable of committing this ugly action, majority of the victims have been women, which turns this social issue into more of a gender inequality debate as opposed to simply a moral conflict....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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Rape Law Reform And The United States, Canada, And England

- ... Melker reports that the thought behind these question boxes is to remove any anxiety that one might feel in asking the question and the belief is that if the child is old enough to ask the question, then they are old enough to hear the answer. Individuals in the Netherlands do not shy away from topics of sex or sexuality, instead taking an extremely open and honest approach with their children. In 2008, the United Nations found that when sexual education was taught in an effective and comprehensive manner, it allowed young people to “explore their attitudes and values, and to practice the decision-making and other life skills they will need to be able to make informed choices about their...   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock

- The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock The argument can be made that the purpose of the Rape of the Lock is to attack the vanity of women. Pope states this directly in his dedication to Arabella – “to laugh at their sex’s little unguarded Follies,” and the author’s use of the mock-epic seems to reinforce this purpose through its comparison of the epic odyssey to trivial events. In this comparison there can also be found a description of the relationship between the sexes not as a mutual co-existence but rather as a war with both sexes constantly striving for supremacy....   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays Alexander Pope]

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Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood

- Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood "Rape Fantasies" is written by Margaret Atwood in 1977. Basically this short story is about the narrator, named Estelle, recalling a conversation of several women during their lunch hour. It starts with one of Estelle's co-workers, asking the question 'How about it, girls, do you have rape fantasies?'(pg 72) The story goes on with each woman telling their supposed 'rape fantasy' to one another. As each is telling their fantasy, Estelle is doing her best to try to deflect the situation by making jokes about their fantasies....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Rape Fantasies Essays]

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Case Study on Rape Victims

- Case Study on Rape Victims Introduction Concerning philosophies of morality, rape is no doubt abhorred. However, what is debatable is whether or not it is one’s duty to ensure that a rape is reported. In a particular case, one hotline operator finds herself in a dilemma that challenges her duties as a licensed social worker, with the obligation of ensuring that victims report their rape. As a part of the twenty-four-hour hotline staff at a local rape crisis center, the duty of the hotline operator is to provide the support and counseling necessary to protect the victim’s identity....   [tags: Rape Raping Rights Reporting Essays]

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Chastity in The Rape of Lucrece and A Woman Killed with Kindness

- Chastity in The Rape of Lucrece and A Woman Killed with Kindness       Renaissance England has been labeled a culture of shame - a society in which an individual's identity was primarily constructed by the way in which his or her "reputation" or "honor" was perceived by others. A woman's public reputation was always based on her virginity or chastity. Just as women were considered the property of their fathers or husbands, a woman's chastity was an asset owned by and exchanged between the men who possessed her....   [tags: Rape of Lucrece]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope It all began in the year 1712 when the infamous Lord Robert Petre cut a lock of hair un- knowingly from the head of his beloved Arabella Fermor, setting off a chain of events that would soon lead Alexander Pope to write one of his most famous poems, The Rape of the Lock. Pope’s main purpose was to “laugh the two [lovers] together” and solve the social crisis that had resulted; however Pope also accomplished a little something extra (L1C 2504). Hidden inside his poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helped to create the crisis over the stolen lock in the first place....   [tags: Rape Lock Alexander Pope Essays Poetry]

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Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Rape Fantasies

- Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Rape Fantasies The author of the short story Rape Fantasies is Margaret Atwood - She is a renowned Canadian writer of poetry and fiction, she is best known for her novel The Handmaids Tail. The short story that I chose Rape Fantasies comes from Atwood?s first collection of short stories called Dancing girls and Other Stories.      ?Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.                               Eleanor Roosevelt           The story Rape Fantasies is about a bunch of females who are sitting around the lunch room during their lunch hour talking about fantasies that they consider to be called ?Rape Fantasies?....   [tags: Short Stories Rape Fantasies Essays]

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The Definition of Rape and Proving the Mens Rea is Taken in an Objective Direction

- Initially, the mens rea of rape prior to the case of DPP v Morgan a defendant cannot be found liable for rape if he had the reasonable belief that consent was formed between them and the victim. Which leads to an unfairness to those victims that have been violated, and also that any person accused of rape could say they had belief in consent. Although, it was shown not to matter how unreasonable that belief may have been, in concerning the knowledge or lack of knowledge of consent. Needless to say, the current law has attempted to improve and develop upon this concept, though it may not be completely satisfactory....   [tags: mens rea, rape, consent, sexual offence]

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Rape Long Shadow : Dealing With Personal Costs Of Sexual Harassment

- ... Emotional damage takes up more time to heal than physical damage such as anxiety, long-term insomnia and thought of suicide. According to the research journal “ The Cost of Rape”, women rate sexually aggression more upsetting than a non-sexual physical abuse and partner’s unfaithfulness. After experiencing rape and sexual abuse women developed clinical symptoms such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder. Rape also imposes unwanted or untimely pregnancy by a make that has circumvented female choice prevented her from choosing a male she considers as having good genes, low parasite and good health....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock

- Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock The main character of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" could be considered both hailed and damned by the overseer, but the complexities and sometimes contradictions of Belinda spark a more unbiased view. The appearance of Belinda and the world in which she lives is described in a very fantastical and beautiful way. Even small details such as the arrangement of Belinda's hair are due to wondrous entities known as the Sylphs, whose sole task is to make sure she is looking her best....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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Short Story : Rape And The Effect It Has On Women During The Partition

- ... Fiction plays an important role in writing history because through fiction work, characters are felt at a more personal level and their stories bring out the magnitude of pain and hardship that they themselves had felt. Other approaches to writing history are personal stories/experiences. This method is important since it captures stories that are untold to the society through interviews and/or discussions coming from the people themselves who have survived the Partition. Short stories and personal stories are very similar with only one difference—short stories have made up characters and names....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Rape, Short stories]

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Fraternity Gang Rape

- Of 24 documented cases of alleged gang rape by college students, fraternity men perpetrated 13. The problem of group sexual assault on college campuses mainly occurs in an environment where group behavior and acceptance is important to the men involved, i.e. fraternities (Bechhofer & Parrot 144). Looking at the environment surrounding this type of group one can see what causes the prevalence of this type of assault in fraternities. Why does this violence occur within these groups and how is it handled....   [tags: college rape on campus sexual assault]

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Male Dishonor as Guilt and Shame in The Rape of Lucrece

- Male Dishonor as Guilt and Shame in The Rape of Lucrece       Inasmuch as a woman’s virginity or chastity is imagined as an object that can be "owned," rape becomes a property crime, consisting in the theft of a woman’s "virtue" from its rightful "owner," her male guardian. Bernice Harris articulates this view with respect to Titus Andronicus: "The definition of the word is based on ownership: ‘rape’ is an appropriate term only if what is taken is not rightfully owned" (388). The man who can claim ownership of a woman is subsequently "dishonored" when she is violated: "‘Honour,’ then, is a function of ownership" (389)....   [tags: Rape of Lucrece Essays]

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Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock

- Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock "The triumph of the Baron's rape is in exactly the same high language as it would be if he were Hector." In The Rape of the Lock, Pope uses the mock-epic style to satirise the seriousness with which a trivial misdemeanour (the theft of a few strands of hair) and the ways of gender polarised society can be blown beyond all sense of proportion. Thus the male mentality, through the Baron, is portrayed as lacking depth or personality beyond that required to achieve its ends; men objectify and devise "strategems" (4,120) to conquer their female obsessions; they are "victor[s]" (4,162) who self-importantly congratulate themselves as meritin...   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays]

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Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock I will be examining lines 147-160 of Canto IV in The Rape of the Lock. In this selection, Belinda speaks in a monologue, apparently regretting past actions that have caused her the loss of her lock. However, it becomes clear that she is exaggerating her loss and the preventive measures she could have taken. By citing radical changes that would have been necessary to prevent the occurrence, she makes it clear that it is very difficult for a woman to escape men....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock

- The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock I found Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" a delightful, amusing poem. Throughout the poem, trivialities are compared with events and objects or consequence and the insignificant is treated with utmost importance. Its very title gives the reader an immediate clue; "rape" and all its connotations bring to mind a heinous crime of physical and spiritual violation. Perhaps this description could apply to the theft of a lock of hair, but only in a world where normal morals are perverted....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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Date Rape

- Date Rape Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, someone is sexually assaulted. Of these approximately 248,000 victims, about 87,000 were victims of completed rape, and 70,000 were victims of sexual assault. Up to 4,315 pregnancies may have resulted from these attacks. Calculations based on the (National Crime Victimization Survey). Rape is often misunderstood. For one reason rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy female....   [tags: Rape Sexual Assault Crimes Essays]

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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape

- Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]

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An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape

- An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape Methods: The study is a descriptive cross-sectional survey implemented to assess students' attitudes toward rape and empathy toward survivors of rape. A pilot study using 30 college students with a two-week interval was used to establish reliability of the ATR and RES. Subject's birth day, month, and first three digits of their phone numbers were used as identifiers for the retest portion of the pilot study. A two-tailed t test was performed comparing test scores across the 2-week interval....   [tags: Rape Journals Case Studies Essays]

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Character Analysis of Estelle in Atwood's Rape Fantasies

- Character Analysis of Estelle in Atwood's Rape Fantasies    Estelle is the only thoroughly developed character in Margaret Atwood's "Rape Fantasies." Though she is the narrator and quite thoughtful of the ideas and reactions of the story's supporting players, it is her almost obsessive preoccupation with a singular topic that actually prompts her to fully illustrate her own ideas and reactions, drawing a character far more compelling than any of the men or women she will attempt to describe....   [tags: Rape Fantasies Essays Margaret Atwood Papers]

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The Rape of The Lock

- Looking back on past events can cause one to realize their insignificance. At one moment that event may seem as if it is the only thing that matters, and in the next it is trivial. If reality sets in, the event can pass, or a trivial grudge is held without end. In The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope makes light of such a situation. Using mock-epic poetry, Pope is able to use contrasting situations to show the insignificance of some events (Brown 4). Alexander Pope writes The Rape of the Lock during the 18th century as science and reality are emerging....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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