Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence - Sexual Violence Rape : Nonconsenting...

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Unformatted text preview: Sexual Violence Rape : Nonconsenting oral, anal, or vaginal penetration obtained by force, by threat of bodily harm, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent Stats o 28% of women college students experienced an act that met the legal definition of rape o A woman has a 15-25% chance of being raped over her lifetime o Men have 2% chance o 99% of all persons arrested for rape are men Consent o Activity is nonconsensual o One type of nonconsent - victim is incapable of consenting (drunk, unconscious, drugs) Victim Blaming: o Spend hours agonizing over what she did to bring on the rape or what she might have to done to prevent it o Self-blame has worse outcomes for women Things women and men do to reduce risk of being raped o Three Categories 1. Avoiding Situations in which there is a high risk of rape 2. If the first strategy has failed, knowing some self-defense techniques if a rape is actually attempted 3. Changing the culture that contributes to rape o Guidelines for Avoiding Rape o Set sexual limits no one has a right to force you to do something with your body that you do not want to do o Decide early if you would like to have intercourse the sooner you communicate your intentions firmly and clearly, the easier it will be for your partner to understand and accept your decision o Do not give mixed messages; be clear say yes when u mean it and say no when u mean no o Be forceful and firm do not worry about being polite if your wishes are being ignored o Do not do anything you do not want to do just to avoid a scene or unpleasantness- do not be raped because you were too polite to get out of a dangerous situation or because you were worried about hurting your dates feelings. o Be aware that alcohol and other drugs are often associated with date rape they compromise your ability and that of your dates to make responsible decisions o Trust your guilt-level feelings- if the situation feels risky to you, or if you feel you are being pressured, t rust your feelings, and Leave the situation o Be careful when you invite someone to your home or you are invited to your dates home these are the most likely places for date rapes to occur Do they work? o If these strategies are unsuccessful research shows that verbal and physical (loud) resistance can be effective in preventing rape in the face of an attempt o Society needs to make radical change in the way it socializes males The relationship between these prevention strategies and victim blaming Helpful/harmful ways to respond to a person who has been sexually assaulted o Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: change behaviors and the way they think about things o Stress inoculation therapy teaches clients how to manage trauma- related anxiety using strategies such as relaxation training and cognitive restructuring o Exposure therapy clients relive memories of the traumatic event while...
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