9b - Applying accounts & neutralizations to rape Rape...

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Applying accounts & neutralizations to rape Rape traditionally has come from medical models: “irresistible impulse” “disease of the mind”. However, some theorists believe that it is socially learned values regarding the attitudes and actions consistent with aggression towards women. Power struggles as an explanation can be explained through both approaches. In one study, 83% of those interviewed did not see themselves as rapists!
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Two Groups in the Study: Both groups used some form of accounting or neutralization to dismiss or explain the rape. Deniers tried to justify their behavior by making the victim appear responsible for the act, regardless of the perpetrators own actions.
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5 themes given as justifications 1) Women as seductresses (flirting, dress, “seducing:, etc.) 2) Women mean “yes” when they say “no”. (they really like to be overpowered, they really want it). 3)
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