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By William A. Bridges, James Haley

ISBN-10: 0737715707

ISBN-13: 9780737715705

Date rape emerged as a debatable factor on university campuses within the overdue Nineteen Eighties after a extensively publicized research published that giant numbers of faculty ladies were coerced, both via actual strength or mental strain, into having intercourse opposed to their will. Questions of consent --does no fairly suggest no? And even if the definition of rape might be broadened to incorporate incidents the place no strength is used are debated and mentioned during this anthology.

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Without the term acquaintance rape, women couldn’t name their experiences for what they were: rape experiences. In fact, to hear them tell it, women have long been highly aware of the inadequacy of the language surrounding rape. Meg Nugent, who was raped by an acquaintance in AI Date Rape INT 38 4/25/03 1:03 PM Page 38 At Issue 1976, says that she may not have identified what happened to her as rape then, but it was still a “terrifying experience,” and it was still rape. ” The discussion of acquaintance rape in Robin Warshaw’s I Never Called It Rape was the outside confirmation that allowed her to identify the incident as really rape.

No matter how it is measured, rape is a serious problem that creates an immense amount of human suffering. One might say that even if the rape research magnifies this problem in order to raise public consciousness, it is being done for a good cause, and in any case the difference is only a matter of degree. So why make an issue of the numbers? The issue is not that advocacy studies simply overstate the incidence of legally defined rape, but the extent to which this occurs and what it AI Date Rape INT 48 4/25/03 1:03 PM Page 48 At Issue means.

To characterize [sexual miscommunication] . . as rape trivializes the trauma and pain suffered by . . the true victims of this crime. ” Catherine MacKinnon, one of the leading feminists in the rape crisis movement, offers a vivid rendition of the theme that rape is a social disease afflicting most men. ” Advocacy research not only promulgates the idea that most men are rapists, it provides a form of “scientific” legitimacy for promoting social programs and individual behaviors that act on this idea.

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