CHFD 3010 Chapter 17 - Chapter17 SexualCoercion Rape ,acquaintance,or

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 2/12/11 Rape Sexual intercourse that occurs without  consent as a result of actual or threatened  force that overcomes the earnest  resistance of the victim Victim may be a stranger, acquaintance, or  family member of the attacker Lack of empathy for the feelings of the victim
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 2/12/11 Types of Rape Stranger rape Rape of a person by an unkown assailant Acquaintance rape Sexual assault by a friend, acquaintance, or date  (someone known to the victim) Date rape
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 2/12/11 Prevalence of Rape 1 in 6 women, 3% of men Underreported for many reasons Victim’s self-blame or denial Mistrust of police, legal system Fear of retaliation from rapist Concern about publicity
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 2/12/11 Incidence of Rape by Sex of Victim
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 2/12/11 False Beliefs About Rape “Women can’t be raped if they don’t want to be” “Women say no when they mean yes” “Many women ‘cry rape’” “All women want to be raped” “She deserved it” “Rapists are obviously mentally ill” “Men can’t control their sexual urges”
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 2/12/11 Effects  False beliefs about rape enable  stereotypes and misconceptions to  propagate through society Inhibits victims from seeking the proper help  and initiating the healing process
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 2/12/11 Psychosocial Basis of Rape  Rape frequency influenced by the nature of  relations between the sexes Status of women “Rape-Prone” Societies Tolerate or even glorify masculine violence Encourage boys to be aggressive and competitive View physical force as natural and exemplary Men tend to have greater economic and political power  than women
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 2/12/11 Gender Roles United States has the highest incidence of rape  of all Western nations Boy’s attitudes during developmental years Stereotyped gender roles Men are taught to be aggressive to get what they want, even  by force, if necessary Peer group acceptance Sex is viewed as “being a man” or “claiming manhood”, if this 
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 2/12/11 Psychosocial Basis of Rape Impact of Media Heightens acceptance of sexual violence
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course CHFD 4870 taught by Professor Burwell during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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CHFD 3010 Chapter 17 - Chapter17 SexualCoercion Rape ,acquaintance,or

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