Rape, Sexual, And Sexual Violence Essay

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Introduction Have you ever been forced against your will, pinned down, unable to protect yourself against what 's coming next? The only words you 're able to get out between your muffled cries is the words "STOP" and "No". Laying their hopeless as someone has their way with you. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, "Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime while 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime" ("National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey", n.d). Rape is a form of unwanted sexual intercourse. Although, both female and male rape exist, the majority of rapes committed are against women. There are two primary motivations for rape; sexual desire and power. The American cultures view rape as a motivated by sex while other cultures view rape as a way to exert power. However, both cultures blame the victim for the attack and not the perpetrator. However, I agree with the feminist view; rape is only motivated by power and not sexual desire.
American View
In America, rape is one of the most underrated crimes and unfortunately, this is one of the main reason America is considered a "rape culture." According to Saucier, Strain, Hockett and McManus, "the extent to which rape is perpetrated, condoned, and accepted in the United States has resulted in its characterization as a ‘‘rape culture ' ' in which the psychosocial environment normalizes and inspires sexual violence" (Saucier, Strain,…

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