Gender - Sexual Coercion Gender and Gender Social Control...

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Social Control of Sexuality Ø Sexual Coercion Ø Gender and Gender Differences
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Sexual Coercion Rape : Nonconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal penetration, obtained by force, threat of bodily harm, victim can’t give consent. In 2005 : Some 94,000 rapes were reported in the United States. 28 percent of college women experience rape.
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Sexual Coercion Rape trauma syndrome - Emotional and physical effects a woman undergoes following a rape or attempted rape. Post-traumatic stress disorder - Long-term psychological distress suffered by someone who has experienced a terrifying event. Posttraumatic growth - Positive life changes and psychological development following exposure to trauma.
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Sexual Coercion Date Rape : One of the most common forms of rape. 57% of rapes involved a date. Rohypnol (flunitrozepam) - “date-rape drug” Marital Rape : The rape of a person by her or his spouse. 13% of married women.
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Sexual Coercion How to avoid date rape : Set sexual limits. Decide early if you would like to have intercourse. Do not give mixed messages. Be forceful and firm. Do not do anything you do not want to just to avoid a scene or unpleasantness. Be aware that alcohol and drugs are often related to date rape. Trust your gut-level feelings. Be careful when you invite someone into your home. If avoidance does not work, self-defense strategies are needed.
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Sexual Coercion Potential Causes of Rape : Victim-Precipitated Rape - view that rape is a result of a woman “asking for it.” Psychopathology of Rapist - Rape is committed by a psychologically disturbed man. Power
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