Chapter 17 Notes - Notes - August 5, 2009 50 % of rape...

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Notes - August 5, 2009 50 % of rape unreported Men less likely to report rape Do not report because: Don’t think it was rape Fear lack of confidentiality Shame and humiliation Fear they won’t be taken seriously 73% know attacker Also: Retaliation Consequences Rape of Men by Women Female rapists have used forced sex & verbal coercion; most use psychological or pressured contact Rape of Men by Men Most vulnerable populations: Children and adolescents African-American males Gay men raped at a higher rate than heterosexual males Prisoners Rapist Psychopathology: A Disease Model Men rape due to: Alcohol intoxication Mental illness Uncontrollable sexual urges Victim Precipitation Theory: Blaming the Victim Men are more likely to believe this theory than women Feminist Theory: Keeping Women in Their Place Rape and its threat is used by society to keep women in a position subordinate to men’s
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