Chapter 13 part 2

Chapter 13 part 2 - Myths and Stereotypes about Rape 1)...

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Unformatted text preview: Myths and Stereotypes about Rape 1) Women cannot be raped against their will. 2) Women secretly wish to be raped. 3) Most accusations of rape are faked. What Accounts for Stereotypes and Myths About Rape? Some have an ideology that encourages the acceptance of myths about rape (Burt, 1980). This ideology embraces the following beliefs:  Sexual conservatism .  Adversarial sexual beliefs .  Acceptance of interpersonal violence.  Sex-role stereotyping . What Accounts for Stereotypes and Myths About Rape? Those more tolerant of rape are more likely to  have traditional beliefs about gender roles,  more adversarial sexual beliefs,  greater needs for power and dominance, and  heightened expressions of aggressiveness and anger. Facts About Rape The United States has one of the highest rates of forcible rape among the worlds industrialized countries. Between 75 and 85 forcible rapes are reported annually to the police for every 100,000 females. Facts About Rape According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (2000), 17.6% of all women said they had been the victim of rape or attempted rape, and 21.6% of these women said they were younger than 12 years old at the time of their first rape. Facts About Rape Among rape victims, 31.5% reported being physically injured during their most recent rape. Almost 18 million women (and almost 3 million men) in the United States have been raped. Women who reported being raped as minors were twice as likely to report being raped as adults. Facts About Rape Women of all ages, social classes, and ethnic groups are vulnerable to rape.  Victims younger than age 12 account for 15% of those raped and victims aged 12 to 17 account for an additional 29% (Butterfield, 1997).  Other surveys report that between 1% and 12% of victims are over 50 years of age. Facts About Rape According to the National Violence against Women Study, only 19% of the women and 13% of the men who were raped after age 18 said their rape was reported to the police. Facts About Rape Why are rape report rates low?Why are rape report rates low?...
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